Have you ever found this to be a positive thing? I am a headteacher who is considering resigning from the governing body. Over the past few years the governing body has become much more effective and is building its own capacity. I now feel that in some ways I am hindering its further development through my dual role as both head and governor. This has resulted in some minor conflicts which is no bad thing as true debate is being held about important issues amongst some governors (but not all). I was thinking that if I had the one role of providing information and being available for questions, but not being present for debate and voting, the rest of the governing body could more easily "find its voice" and truly develop into the strategic role independently. I would welcome opinions.