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 in partnership with Stockport LA  -Conference 11th of March 2017

See below for the workshops that will be available on the day

1  Assessment for 2017 and beyond in primary schools   -by Tom Gadsby ~ Senior School Improvement Adviser

2  Assessment for 2017 and beyond in secondary schools -Martin Obermuller ~ Senior School Improvement Adviser

3  The responsibility of governors in the implementation of the SEND statutory guidance -Cathy Lyall ~ Strategic Lead for SEN and Inclusion

4  The role of governors in supporting effective transition -Carl Emery ~ Research Associate, University of Manchester, Institute of Education

5  Competency framework for governance -Pam Dunham ~ Co-ordinator of Governor Services

Holding school leaders to account -Michelle Murray ~ Executive Headteacher Gatley Primary School -Alan Beswick ~ Head of School Effectiveness