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.  


Standard governing body membership of NGA gives you access to some parts of NGA`s support and resources.  However, Standard members are not entitled to advice. If you would like advice, please consider upgrading to Gold. 

Gold Governing Body Membership provides access to our legal service, magazines for all members of the governing body and a discount of Alan Boswell's governors' liability insurance.  For more information about Gold Membership go to the NGA website at www.nga.org.uk