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 latest Fischer Family Trust (FFT) Governor Dashboard for primary schools is now available. This updated version contains 2013 key stage 2 results, improved gauges, and new Department for Education indicators. The FFT Governor Dashboard helps school governors hold schools to account, support and challenge the leadership team, and make more informed strategic decisions. It is essential reading for all governors.  If you are a primary school governor, ask your school how to access this information. 

The updated secondary dashboard will be available in mid-October