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.  


Little Sport Coaching

Little Sport Coaching provide high quality sports, gymnastics and dance provision for nurseries and primary schools. We are based in Stockport but cover the majority of Greater Manchester.
We currently work with over 125 nurseries and schools seeing over 15,000 children per week in PPA Cover, extra-curricular clubs, school sports teams and events, CPD for teachers and more.

Website  www.littlesportscoaching.co.uk

Smarter Solutions Limited

Established in 2001, Smarter Solutions Limited have been supplying and supporting Educational clients with ICT related products for over ten years.At Smarter Solutions, we have a thorough understanding of the educational market and the impact new technology has on the learning process.

Through getting to know you and understanding your School needs, we will recommend a solution that's right for you, whether that be one single product or an integrated system. Our recommendations are always backed up by three things that underpin our service to you - innovation, training and support.

Website www.smarter-solutions.ltd.uk

Solutions SK

Serving school meals to the children of Stockport for eight years, Solutions SK has become an essential part of Stockport’s school community.

Cooking more than 16,000 school meals a day, equating to three million meals a year, we are the largest provider of school meals in Stockport Borough.

Our newly-designed menu offers children an exciting range of meals which meet the Government’s nutritional and food-based standards. Using our specialist nutritional software, we are able to analyse our school meal’s food content to ensure we offer healthy, well-balanced meals.

We believe that there should be no barriers to school meals and understand that food is central to the health of all; therefore we offer a flexible menu tailoured for your school’s individual needs.

Using only high quality produce from reputable suppliers, our meals are prepared using fresh fruit and vegetables, and all our meat is either Red Tractor and farm assured.

Special lunchtimes and competitions are planned throughout the school year to make lunchtimes fun and exciting.

Website : www.solutionssk.co.uk/forresidents/schoolmeals/


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Taylor Shaw

Taylor Shaw is the largest independent catering company in the UK, owned by a team of six directors and backed by Venture Capital companies. Specialising in the education market they provide catering in secondary and primary schools. Meals are produced daily from scratch, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and fresh produce, ensuring that all nutritional and healthy eating guidelines are met. They place special emphasis on the training of the staff and recognise that the catering staff are the most important people in the Company.

 If you are looking for a truly personal service from professionals who are dedicated to producing wholesome, nutritious food every day, then contact Taylor Shaw on 01925 830577.

 Website www.taylorshaw.com

Adamson Publishing

Access to up-to-date and reliable information and advice is crucial for those involved in governing our schools. The aim of Adamson Publishing is to help you with explanations and guidance that are targeted to your needs, concise and easy to use. We publishing a range of books, including

 the annual School Governors' Yearbook, on a variety of school governor roles and tasks, and we also run Clerkwise, an online subscription service that helps clerks in their job of supporting governing bodies.

 Website www.adamsonbooks.com

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a Charity that has been working with young people from all backgrounds for more than half a century.  We, the Stockport Operating Authority, already work with 12 Academies/High Schools across Stockport but our aim is to work with all the Academies/High Schools to give even more young people the chance to do their DofE.  Why?  Well, the DofE is the nationally and internationally recognised award favoured by employers and universities alike and is for all young people aged 14-25.  Over time, we build confidence, dedication and commitment, attributes we all want to see in our young people in school, life and the workplace.

Website www.dofe.org


Millennium are a Tier 1 provider of Audio Visual solutions, specialising in Education & Public Sector organisations, including NHS, MOD, Police & Environment Agency .We pride ourselves on our level of customer satisfaction, manufacturer accreditations & willingness to work with our clients ensuring that they have confidence in our expertise.

Throughout the 27 year company history, Millennium have developed a large base of Education customers & are continuing to expand this due to the exceptional level of customer service & pre-sale consultation we offer to understand the vision & requirement of each & every client. Millennium are proud to be a contracted supplier to the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities & have recently been award Sole Supplier status to a number of other Councils UK wide.

Website www.mbsavit.co.uk

Scooters the Race


Scooters the Race is a company committed to developing children's physical wellbeing and development.

We offer many different services including scooter programs, roller skating sessions, skate boarding programmes and learning to ride your first bike programme.

Today we are focusing on the Scooters the Race Experience. An opportunity to have the fun and excitement of a Formula 1 race, but on Scooters and inclusive for all!


All Together Active

All Together Active (A2A) is an innovative 6 month programme specifically developed to concentrate on overweight/obese young people (5 – 13 years) and their families. A2A supports and motivates to lead a healthy lifestyle. It concentrates on behaviour modification, healthy eating and physical activity in a fun and encouraging way.

This is done through a series of group activity and nutrition sessions that are designed to be progressive and empowering, thus giving families the knowledge and tools to sustain healthy behaviour modifications and goals in the long term.

Website  www.lifeleisure.net/enterprise/AllTogetherActive