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.  


GOVAS Autumn Conference

“Education For All: the Implications for School Structures & Governance in Stockport”

Cheshire Conference Centre, Edgeley Park, SK3 9DD, Thursday October 6th, 11am-3.45pm

Powerpoints for reference, if you do not have powerpoint installed on your computer you can download a free version either libre office of open office, google to download


The Local Context: Phil Beswick, Director of Education Services, Stockport LA

The Regional Context: Vicky Beer, Regional Schools Commissioner

 Understanding Multi-Academy Trusts, Mark Blois, NLG and Head of Education Browne Jacobson LLP

 MATs – Thinking Differently: Janet Myers, Consultant, National Governors Association