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.  


As you may have read in Governing Matters, the NGA has invested in a new membership database which will improve our service to members, and in particular make logging onto the website simpler.  We have had many requests over the past year for this to work better and we hope this will solve problems members have had in the past.  We are preparing to go live with our new system next week.

From Wednesday (15 May) the log in process will change.  The log in screen will be different and instead of the Member ID number, you will need to use your email address to log in. We have to issue a new password to all members, which will be sent to you on Tuesday.  

You will notice some other changes on the website, such as the events booking pages and publications page.  You will also be able to update your own details online.

If you have any queries about the changes, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.