I was looking at the forums and I couldn't find a similar thread, so thanks in advance for any responses. I'm thinking about becoming a governor at a primary. Partly because I am curious about the other side of the fence and would like to learn about how the structure of primary works to benefit students and volunteer my support. I recognise the distinction between being governor as a 'critical friend', that staff therein are responsible for running the school and putting aside any unconscious bias of my secondary experience unless specifically asked. So, my questions are before I commit (if given the opportunity): What kind of timings, meetings, reading and potential commitments might I expect? In addition, is there any issue with being a teacher in a secondary applying to govern in a primary? I once applied many years ago only to find the local authority stated that it was not possible at the time. What should I be aware of, being an existing teacher, in meetings aside from what I have stated?