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 Governor Conference 28th March 2020 in partnership with SMBC

- Opening the conference will be Anne Trafford -Chair of Govas Management Committee.

- Welcome address by Steve Nyakatawa Interim Director of Education Stockport

- Presentation from Signpost for Young Carers by Katy Frankland

- Key note speech by Dr Carl Emery of the University of Manchester Research Impact Fellow (Disadvantage & Poverty)

“Bringing the local into view.”
The 'Local Matters' research approach to poverty and disadvantage in schools

In this session Dr Emery will be looking at how the Local Matters research at Manchester Institute of Education is reshaping how teachers in high poverty areas respond to local disadvantage. To position this work he will explore the current policy responses, how the dominant deficit discourse attached to poverty and disadvantage works across schools and what Governors can and need to do to change this.


Exhibitions and Brunch

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