When you say 'one governor, one responsibility' is this for a governor to be linked to a particular area e.g. maths and then report back to the whole Governing body ? If this is the case, it is not a problem and certainly staff governors can be linked to a subject area. However, I would not agree to one Governor making decisions on their own and indeed I feel this would not be legal although I stand to be corrected. Who is to decide when it is necessary for a Committee to meet? This could be a minefield for monitoring the schools finances. A Finance Committee should meet at least once a term so that they can monitor the finances of the school. This can not be delegated to one Governor. If they do not meet, how can this be effectively carried out. I would also be concerned if a committee did not meet regularly to monitor health and safety or premises. I agree that some Committees may not need to meet unless there is something to discuss - e.g. perhaps a Policy Committee. A governing body has collective responsibility and one Governor should not be making decisions alone. If this system is adopted, there is going to be a lack of discussion between Governors. To my mind the sub-committee regime allows all governors to participate in the Governing Body rather than just one or two who wish to run the school alone. I would be interested to hear other points of view as well.