Thank you all for your comments. ClerktoGovernors - I appreciate your remarks regarding the role of the Staff Governor. I approached her initially as she is also my line manager & I did not want to appear to bypass her by approaching the Chair direct. It would be great if the minutes could go on the school website but nothing has been put on there since early 2010 - work in progress!! The Clerk is not actually denying access to the minutes - just not making it easy! I will pursue this as I find it annoying & unnecessary. Thanks to all of you for your clarification - I feel confident now that my request is not unreasonable.