I have been a Parent governor for 8 years. 6 years at my children's previous primary and now 2 years at my children's current primary school (we moved house). In my first position it was a positive experience working with the school and the head. All the govenors felt they were making a contribution to the school and enhancing the children's learning experience. We all enjoyed meetings and looked forward to them.I have struggled with the current school. The head is rude and dismissive. The chair is a personal friend of the head and joins in. The other parent govenors have no experience of other schools and accept what happens at meetings as normal. The Head is under the impression govenors have no rights, he runs the school. He makes it very clear. I have many emails to that effect. Things have recently come to a head when I discovered the school had been using and recently constructed modular building without building regulation sign off. This is illegal. I tried to get things sorted out over the summer. I was ignored and there are now children in the building. I tried to report this to the local authority but they said they have no jurisdiction as the school is an academy. Surely an academy is not above the law? I appealed to the Head this morning, explaining how upset I was that my child had been in an ilegal building last year. He told me he thought it was fine, as nothing happened. This whole situation cannot continue. I cannot keep attending govenors meetings where the intimidation leaves pepole in tears and on the verge of registration. I cannot keep pursuadeing parent govenors to stay when they are dealt with in such a manner.The meetings are are stressful and any requests of parent govenors are voted down, as friends of the head outnumber independant govenors. Parents have no voice at this Academy. I am at my wits end. How do we end this tyranny? Where do I go for help? I feel I have tried everything.