I don't want to go into specifics but as this information has been released into the public domain, I was wondering if you could offer advice / hints as what would happen next. My school's governing body has been replaced with a Local Advisory Board (LAB). The information shared with parents indicates that there are long term issues with progress in the school. This was indentified in an Ofsted report as well. The board has members of the previous GB on it and a co-opted person with an education background. However, there is no staff representation other than the Head (in the role of an attending person to share information etc). These are my areas of concern: How long can such a board exist for? Would Terms of Reference (I also know them as articles of Governance for a school) carry over to the LAB? Should there be staff representation? Are there any legal differences to a GB compared to a LAB I need to be aware of? Any hints, comments or advice gratefully received.