One of the key roles and responsibilities for the governing body is to monitor the progress and performance of the school. Many governors hold positions with specific responsibilities in the governing body, usually referred to as “link governors”. Governing bodies use link governors to share the workload more effectively. The link governor can play a significant role in developing the effectiveness of the governing body and in raising school standards. Reports from the link governor will not only help the governing body understand what happens in schools but also helps the governor to fulfil their strategic role.