According to official sources it takes between two and three years for a new governor to feel comfortable in the role. Surely that can be reduced significantly by a better induction. Local authority induction sets the scene fairly well for the responsibilities and boundaries a governor should abide by but says little about what to expect in terms of team building, communication or access to information in a standard form. Does your school have a formal induction policy/plan that is more than just a learning walk, website and a schedule of available training sessions ? Although I could have asked for one I was never even supplied with a site plan !