Sometimes in my time as a governor, I have felt like a proxy inspector as opposed to an effective and active part of the school leadership.
On being a school governor
Carl Haggerty

This raises a really interesting question I think and I wonder if school governors really get the space they need to think about what they want their role to be? Watchdog? Critical friend? Community rep? Problem solver? Independent advisor? Something else? This is a great example of being explicit.