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GOVAS works closely with the Stockport Children and Young People Directorate, but we are a fully independent association of governors affiliated to the equally independent National Governors Association. Every governor in Stockport is automatically a GOVAS member (as long as your institution pays their subscriptionof £10.00 PA)and our Management Committee is made up exclusively of serving volunteer governors in Stockport’s schools – nursery, primary secondary and special. Our biggest strength is our links with all the school governors in Stockport through our newsletter, special communications, and this website.  


Dear Colleagues,

Guidance for educational settings in Stockport.

The guidance states that the Children and Families act 2014 places a statutory duty on local authorities to publish a local offer setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and care (EHC) plans.

In setting out what they expect to be available local authorities should include provision which they believe will actually be available. Amongst the questions in the draft guidance, reference is made to an opportunity to involve Governing Bodies in the process. With this in mind it would be helpful if Governor colleagues could indicate whether they feel a Q and A session/s would be helpful in gaining a better understanding of the offer and what Governors need to know.

To read the full guidance document on "The School Offer" click here

Ian Richie