Thanks Keep the spirit. There is one governor, whom I do not see often but could be enlisted to help. Your reason number 1 fits the bill for the situation. You are right I do need to tackle it. A HT colleague has said the same thing this morning. I am looking at governor training for this term. I suggested it to the chair and she has agreed. The SIP and my mentor have both helped. It was particularly bad before Easter but things are a bit better. My SIP said to me that I have had a 'Baptism of fire', so a big hint there really but I am determined to succeed, especially after my experiences at my previous school. Enough said! Thank you; I appreciate your advice and I will act upon it.