National Funding - Local Campaign

National Funding Local Campaign - we need your help!

Dear Colleagues/Governors,

Dear Colleagues,

GOVAS is supporting a Stockport-wide campaign to argue for a more just National Funding Formula and an overall increase in the level of school funding. We urge all governors and trustees to liaise with their schools, engage with their local communities and use whatever networks you have to push this.

A more comprehensive update on this can be found on our website -here-  and we will provide opportunity for further discussion and debate at the Stockport Governor Conference on Saturday 11th March at Marple (Click this link to register). In addition, we are looking to lay on a session on ‘financial Efficiency’ in the summer term.

Please visit our website and take part in this campaign.


Stu Foster

Chair, GOVAS


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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