Govas Conference AGM

Dear Colleagues/Governors,

Dear Colleagues,

The GOVAS AGM will take place on 12th March, during the Stockport Governor Conference at Marple Hall High School. The papers for the AGM can be found -here-.  Alternatively they are attached as a zip file to this email.

We do realise that the AGM is not the Number 1 draw for most of you, but we do have to hold one and we do try to keep it as brief as possible. Please take the time to read through the papers before the 12th and you are welcome to submit any questions in advance of the meeting.

Stockport schools have been performing strongly for a number of years now and i am not sure whether that has led to a degree of complacency. The performance in the secondary sector has certainly dipped over the last year and although not as evident, the number of primaries just above the RI threshold and causing concern has increased. Do you know how your school is performing and which direction it is heading? There are a significant number of schools who have yet to register a delegate for the Conference. As well as a selection of workshops, you will get to hear from John Gornall, who was involved in the design and implementation of the new Ofsted framework. Please do not miss out on this opportunity.

You can still register now -Register Here- registration will close very soon on the 9th March

We look forward to seeing you on the 12th!

Stu Foster


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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