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.  


The NSPCC has opened a new campaign called Now I Know, to teach nine to 11 year olds about abuse, self-protection and getting help. NSPCC research shows that, on average, at least two
children in every primary classroom will have suffered some form of abuse or neglect.
The ChildLine Schools Service (a service provided by the NSPCC) is a move towards preventative work designed to equip children with the knowledge they need to act with confidence if they fear abuse. So far the service has already visited 270,895 children in 3,956 schools, and has proved popular with parents and teachers.
You can find more about this in a BBC article at 
The link to the NSPCC's website is www.nspcc.org.uk