About Govas

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.  


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 primaries 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