2016 Stockport Governors’ Conference

Dear Colleagues/Governors,

We are pleased to confirm that next year’s Conference will be at Marple High School on Saturday 12th March, from 8.45am - 1.15pm.

The theme of the conference is ‘Better Together’ and we have changed the format from recent years. This time we will have a key note speech, covering Ofsted and the new framework, which will include opportunity for questions from the floor. In addition, there will be one set of workshops, covering themes such as:

Once the workshops are confirmed, we will notify you and open up the booking system. Our aim is to have at least one member from the governing board of every Stockport school attending the conference, so please make a note of the date and make sure that it is discussed at your board meetings.

Best regards,

Stu Foster




Please do take a look at the governor recruitment section and feed-back any ideas to improve on what we are doing.

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 admin@govas.org.uk

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