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.  


On December the 11th GOVAS met William Wragg, MP, to get to the bottom of the funding review recently announced by the Government and what effect it will have on schools in Stockport

Stockport is one of the lowest funded Authorities in the country (for info click here f40) William has recently been campaigning for a fairer funding system in education, he took this to the House of Commons recently ( for info click here), andthe Government has listened and has agreed to review the funding system in light of the points that have been raised. A consultation will start soon and we need Stockport Governors to send a uniform message back to government. It is fair to say that while Stockport might get a bigger piece of the pie there will be others that may get less pie/funding so the overall anticipated gain may not quite be what people may expect. Other representative groups, such as for the London boroughs, will be fighting equally as hard to preserve their current funding levels, so it really is important that we all engage with this process and make sure our voice is heard.{jcomments off}