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.  



We know that serious accidents happen when pressures mount and parents are distracted. Technology can be a major distraction for many of us. But what does it say to our children when we are glued to our devices? And how much added pressure does technology place on busy family life?

CAPT’s Turn off technology for safety poster competition is open to anyone working with children or families. The competition is a fun way to encourage children (and their families) to think about when technology is a good thing and when it is good to turn off and keep safe. For practitioners it’s not always easy to find fun ways to get safety messages across. When the messages are coming from children themselves, they become far more compelling. What’s more, the turning off technology message is something the whole family can get behind.

Taking part is easy,

Simply sign up to Child Safety Week 2016 - here -. Then we’ll send you an email just as soon as the competition is ready to download.
Send in your child’s or group’s entries by Friday 13 May to enter the competition. Don’t forget to include your details too for a chance to win.

• Children can win one of four prizes of £25 of high street vouchers.
• YOU can win one of four prizes of £50 worth of CAPT resources for your organisation to use for Child Safety Week 6-12 June 2016.

The winners will be announced during Child Safety Week 6-12 June 2016.
All entrants have the chance of having their artwork featured on the CAPT website and Facebook page in the run up to and during Child Safety Week