I'm to be elected as CoG in Sept and really want to prepare as much as possible over the summer Currently I'm vice chair, not that the current CoG lets me help with the chair role,SEN gov and sit on 2 sub-committees I'm reading the chairs handbook, SEF, and the head is due to email all the results today, I've booked several training courses for Sept/Oct including the new OFSTED framework briefing.I'm also familiarising myself with roles of the named governors and the clerk. I'm concerned we don't appear to have a good portfolio of evidence of monitoring and reporting on school visits and being a 'critical friend' so I've started to look into this. We currently have 3 governor vacancies due to gov's leaving due to frustration of the conduct by existing chair so I wanted to ensure we have proper governor inductions which we currently don't have. I have a lot of relationships to re build between governors and staff/parents including the head which the current CoG destroyed in less than a year so thought we could invite staff to sub committees, inset day for both staff and gov's. Our new SIP is brillant and very supportive. What else could I look at??