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.  



Have you realized that If your school buys into Stockport Governor Support Service Level Agreement you are governing body members of NGA?  A Standard governing body membership is included in the package.  

Are you using it?  Remember it gives you

  • Two copies of the NGA magazine Governing Matters delivered to the school, and three to named governors home address. 
  • One free place at NGA member events, including national conferences and regional meetings
  • The NGA weekly newsletter with updates in education and NGA news
  • Access to the members’ area of the NGA website for ALL the members of your governing body.  The members' area holds a wealth of guidance, information, useful resources and newsletters, as well as dates of regional meetings you can attend

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Have you activated your membership?  If you don`t let NGA know some addresses they can`t send magazines to individuals.  You should still be getting 2 at your school.  E-mail email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.