For many teachers the governing body is a group of people they rarely have contact with. They probably never think of them at all.
However, every school has a governing body (whatever its actual name) that is responsible for directing policy in the school. The Headteacher agrees all policy with the governors.
Most members of the governing body are keenly interested in education in general and their school in particular. Most will have heard of Activity Passports over the Christmas Holiday and will probably have taken a personal view on whether such things are good or bad. One thing is for sure: governors will want to know what the school policy is on Activity Passports. After all, the Secretary of State for Education has just announced them and provided them free of charge on the DfE website. He did not do this for fun.
Expect “Activity Passports” to be on the agenda of the first governing body meeting of the Spring Term.
For those teachers who are hoping this will go away, it won’t. You may not want to have Activity Passports in your school, but they will not just vanish. Someone will be taking a decision on their use quite soon. Make sure your voice is heard.