Have you noticed?
* the experience and wishes of the head;
* the extent to which the head is supported by senior managers;
* any special skils and experience the governors can offer.
This is not just my opinion, it is a direct quote from the DFEE's guidance on the roles of governing bodies and heads. It was issued last September. So why, two months later, was it followed by consultation on school governance proposing excluding governors from many of their current roles?
I respect the DFEE's good intentions in trying to reduce governors' workload, but many heads need our support on staff appointments, budget-planning, and health and safety.
Please leave us the flexibility to decide for ourselves.