Dear Stephen, I'm a new governor and I'm feeling my way with this, hoping for some outside perspective. It seems to me that despite a positive relationship between the GB and HT, inaction seems to be a big problem. Reportedly, requests are made of the HT which are not addressed. For example, one governor has been waiting about 9 months to be allowed to review the school policies for the purpose of checking they are up to date - not too taxing, just access really. The CoG has repeatedly requested on behalf of this governor too. The Chair has also requested that a key issue with importance for Ofsted to do with the school's website be addressed, and a deadline set. This deadline has passed, with the issue unchanged. What can a GB do if the HT doesn't accede to requests for action / information / facetime? I emphasise that everyone seems to get on very well, the school is 'outstanding' - something we all want to maintain in the new Ofsted regime!