Govas -Online Safety

Dear Colleagues/Governors,

Help our children stay safe this summer.

The number of cases of online grooming, sexting, online bullying, nude selfies, etc keep on increasing nationally and Stockport is not immune from this problem. The Local Authority have recently sent out parent guides to all primary schools in Stockport covering Instagram and Snapchat Apps. As governors, we have a duty to monitor how our schools are tackling online safety, as part of the wider safeguarding agenda.

Parent Guides

Please check, therefore, that your school is promoting these guides, ideally on their websites.

Other resources which you may find useful are these articles on the South west Grid of Learning and the Thinkyouknow website


Have a good summer

Become a GOVAS Management Committee Member - we are a happy and contented bunch, but we could do with a few more friends. We meet three, or four, times a year, usually at the Town Hall. Our main visible event is the conference, but we also meet with council officers once a term and represent governors on a number of committees and we are looking to establish workshops/seminars to complement the LA training programme. To join the management committee, you do not need to have been a governor for over ten years, have a beard, or wear sandals. You do not need to be a Chair of governors, or even aspire to be. We just want governors who are prepared to give up a bit more of their time; to provide a fresh outlook; and to be able to speak up for governors within and outside of Stockport. Please contact us through

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