Hi, I dont have an answer but can relate to this. I have been a governor for a couple of years and i too believe that while the head teacher may add the detail, the SIP or SDP is the one key document that should provide governors a tool to ensure the school is developing. I have examples of good strategic use of the SDP where it is set out as a business plan for 3 years, this allows the governors to look at the stratgic vision of the school, budgets, succession planning rather than a tactical year plan. I would really welcome a joined up collective approach on this as I'm sure there are too many governors facing the same issue, which should not exist. Lets gain agreement centrally so we can stop this waste and frustration. I look forward to other replies to help us both.