For those of you who like to be able to identify the legislation under which you do your work as a governor, The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1st September 2013. The new regulations amalgamate three previous sets of regulations as well as make a number of relatively minor amendments. You can find out more in the National Governors' Association's Q&A at
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.