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.  


School Governance in Changing Times: Threats, Challenges and Opportunities"


8.30  Arrival and Registration.

9.00 Welcome / housekeeping – Andy Kent, Chair, GOVAS.

9.10 -9.35  LA Representation on Local Authority perspectives and our relationship with schools

9.35 -10.45 Workshops (Rooms 101-9)

10.45 -11.35 Brunch

11.35 -12.50 Keynote Speaker  – Dr Tony Breslin -RSA- Royal Society of Arts "Who Governs Our Schools"

12:50 -13.00 Conference close – Andy Kent, Chair, GOVAS