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.  


You may have been reading about coming changes to Teachers` Pay and Conditions, and how governors will be involved in the new system.   GOVAS asked about this at a recent meeting with Local Authority Officers.  There will be more information on this from the LA later in the term, so look out for updates coming from your Clerk.  Next term there will be more training and information.  Mean while the March/April NGA magazine “Governing Matters”  had a helpful article by Gillian Allcroft, NGA Policy Manager.  If you buy into Governor Services you should receive copies at your school, so ask where they are if you haven`t seen them.