Hi Clare - I have recently become a Community Governor on one of my local school's Board of Governors. I am also an experienced classroom teacher. During the first meeting that I attended an emotional issue was raised that led to anger and personal abuse amongst some of the other governors. I was shocked by the behaviour but choose to sit back and observe, as I was unfamiliar with the issues being raised. If this behaviour occurs again, I will intervene. Obviously, I will state my opinion but I am wondering if there are any guidelines about how best to go about doing this? Also, who is responsible, on the governing body, to maintain order at meetings? Are their any guidelines as to how they should do this that I could read? Thank you for your time.