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.  


Thank you for attending the workshop on 'How to discuss the quality of teaching with senior leaders' at the GOVAS conference recently. During the presentation a number of governors asked for details of the materials being referred to. We are happy to provide these.

The video link to the research on effective teaching can be found - Here on Youtube -

The two books referred to were: 

  • 'Visible Learning for teachers' by John Hattie
  • 'Professional Capital' by Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan


Thank you for the helpful evaluations.

Frank Norris and Libby Evans