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.  


Dear Governors

The annual Govas AGM will take place 21st January 2021 after a turbulent year we have decided to do this in a virtual world, quite strange but most of you will have had experience with this over the last 9 months

Lynn Perry has accepted our invitiation to speak about "Covid 19 and the impact of schools and education in Stockport"



18.50 Technology check - invitation to make sure it all works till 1900

19 00 Introduction from current chair Anne Trafford

19 05 AGM just a bit of boring stuff but has to be done all paperwork can be found -Here (incl Chair report Treasurers report)- New Members are most welcome please email us in advance -click here- and then click on contact form-

19 20 Lynn Perry- "Covid 19 and the impact of schools and education in Stockport ", during this time  questions can asked via the chat box on the Teams application and again for the Govas questions.

19 45 Lynn Perry- Answering questions from the previous session,  no further questions may be answered from this point onwards.

20 15 Question to Govas via chat will be answered by the Chair or someone else

20 30 ish Close of the meeting.


So how will this work

We will be using Microsoft Teams to deliver the conference and in order to have some form of security you will need to register in advance for the AGM just like you may have done in the past via the Govas website -click link- 

A day before the conference you will be sent a Microsoft Teams exclusive link to join the Presentation/AGM you should then join and mute Video and Audio to save bandwidth.

If you have no experience with microsoft Teams then why not Team up with a fellow Governor to try it out, download Microsoft Teams -Here-

Beverages will come from the kitchen served by your partner at 19.45

We are looking forward to seeing you there -well sort of there.