I'm a governor in a LA comprehensive. This relates to the co-option of a member of staff as governor alonside the Head and the elected staff governor but is becoming a normalised proceedure for voting outside full governors meetings. (There are 9 governors). My concern is the chair deciding that abstentions etc indicate agreement. Here is that part of the email; However, as previously, I would request you note that any ‘non reply’ will be considered to mean that you agree. Does anyone else have this sort of procedure in their governing body? To my reading, it doesn't follow regulations but I'm open to corrections. Thanks.