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 26th March 2022 in partnership with SMBC

Governance with Covid 

Please put this date in your dairy registration will start in Feb 2022

Agenda for the Day

08.30 - 09.00 Registration and Coffee

09.00 - 09.10 Open conference Anne Trafford Chair of Govas

09.10 - 09.45 Tim Bowman Director of Education for Stockport and Tameside

09.45 - 10.00 Janet Meyers NGA Northwest Representative

10.00 - 11.00 Workshops: delegates can choose one with one reserve

11.00  - 1200 Brunch and networking

12.00 - 13.00 Keynote speaker, Sharon Warmington, Founder of National Black Governors Network (NBGN) and National Association of School and College Clerks. Director of Unstoppable Ltd
                    – presentation and Q&A on Diversity, Inclusion and Equality in schools


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




The maximum number of delegates is 150, so we will keep a reserve list for anyone who applies after we have reached that number so we can offer places if anyone cancels


We will be requesting that you take a lateral flow test the day before the conference and we will be asking that participants wear a face covering until they are seated.