Dear Stephen, I would be extremely grateful if you could answer these few short questions. Like most topics, I cannot disclose full details, but your opinion on the principles would be valued. 1. Is it correct that a parent who is the only candidate to fill a vacant post as a parent governor is still counted as 'elected'? If there was no election, and instead the governing body approved them filling the place, could they then be described as 'co-opted' instead? 2. A complaint about a governor's behaviour is raised by a Headteacher, with the Chair of Governors. At the same time the Headteacher raises a complaint directly with the same person regarding their behaviour as a parent. Can both issues be raised at the same 'informal' meeting, led by the Headteacher with the CoG present? 3. If a governor who is also a parent raises concerns about safety, and speaks to members of school staff about the organisation of a trip their child is on, are they acting as a parent or governor? (In the discussion no reference was made to being a governor) 4. Can an elected parent governor be threatened with removal from the governing body? The questions relate to an ongoing situation, which has already moved some way down the relevant processes. As such it would be useful to know whether your replies relate to just 'good practice', or have a legal basis. Many thanks for your help.