A Welcome from our Chair of Governors


It is with great sadness that we are announcing the sudden and unexpected passing of our respected Chair of Governors, Vincent Cassidy. Vincent had been a huge supporter of Grasmere and brought incredible commitment, wisdom and insight to his role. We will always remember the great work he did for the school over his many years as both a  parent and a governor. 



I have been a parent governor of Grasmere since 2016 and chair of the governing body since September 2020, with a daughter now in year 6.   In my professional life I am a science publisher and have worked across the fields of medical and life sciences and engineering and technology. I have led a number of digital transformations and work with research communities around the world.  I have worked in both for- and not-for-profit settings and I am currently Director of Research and Academic Publishing at the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a global charitable membership body.  For me engagement with Grasmere and our rich community is a privilege, even to be able to make a small contribution as a governor.


Vincent Cassidy
Chair of Governors