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"

Keynote Speaker
Dr Tony Breslin -Author of the RSA- Royal Society of Arts ‘Who Governs Our Schools’?’


  • Changes to schools finance and impact on governance
  • SEND processes and outcomes in your school - What should governors be doing?
  • Wellbeing/emotional health
  • New Ofsted framework
  • Curriculum evaluation and challenge - Intention , Implementation, Impact(primary)
  • Organising good governance; options for effective practice


Exhibition and Brunch

Location -Marple Hall School, Hill Top Drive, Marple SK6 6LB