Is the writing on the wall ? A local governor support group has recently reported very low attendance at meetings and conferences. Is this something that is happening across the country ? Can the blame be laid on the academisation program ? Being a governor of an LA maintained school that joined a trust a year ago to become a LGB we find the CEO 'interfering' quite heavily in the way the school is run that becomes a fait complet for the head. Policies are slowly being MAT standardised and staff told to observe WAGOLLS in other academies. So far there is no need for concern because staff morale seems high and the pupils are performing well but governance is certainly being marginalised.