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 Department for Education has updated its guidance on school uniforms. The key factors are, that:
When considering how the school uniform should be sourced governing bodies should give highest priority to the consideration of cost and value for money for parents. School uniforms should be easily available for parents to purchase and schools should seek to select items that can be purchased cheaply. Compulsory branded items should be kept to a minimum and schools should
avoid specifying expensive items of uniform. Governing bodies should be able to demonstrate that they have obtained the best value for money from suppliers. Schools minister David Laws said: "School uniforms can be an important sign of identity and pride, but at a time when many family
budgets are squeezed parents should not be forced to spend more than they need to. We will send a strong signal to schools that it is vital to secure value for money for parents before changing or introducing new school uniforms." You can find the guidance at