Context - Secondary school with incredibly poor GCSE and Post-16 outcomes- poor last year but even worse this year. (Less than 10% Level 5+ En and Ma). School was predicting much better both years. A message has come from the Chair to say a group of governors have requested a meeting without any staff governors present, including the Head. It will not be a formal, minuted meeting. It will take place off school premises. There was some unrest earlier in the summer as we suspected predictions were going to be poor and the Head of Science did a presentation about his predictions and actions taken and impact which was dreadful. Deputy Head responsible for outcomes was there and also seemed not ontop of things. Ofsted overdue so likely to arrive. Should we be meeting without the Head being aware?