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.  


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