Derby Governance Partnership

Derby and Derbyshire Governance Partnership (DGP) is part of the Derby Teaching School Alliance (DTSA). It is a broad and inclusive local partnership providing impartial face-to-face support to school governors and clerks to governing bodies from all school types and phases working closely with the National Governance Association (NGA).

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  • We aim to build encouragement and support through focused and effective collaborative practice between governors and clerks that improves school governance and learning outcomes for all.
  • We will achieve this through fostering motivation and engagement in continuous improvement of school governance to achieve the very best teaching and learning.
  • We recognise that good and outstanding practice can be found in many places and contexts.
  • We believe that every school should have outstanding governance.


For more information or to book please email or phone 01332 706806

Courses At a Glance

Full information about all DGP courses and meetings can be found here

Governance Improvement Partnerships (GIP) Meetings CANCELLED 7-9pm Derby Conference Centre
What is Your Role as part of a MAT? POSTPONED 7-9pm Online
GIP Meeting CANCELLED 7-9pm Derby Conference Centre
The Role of the Clerk NEW DATE – 2 June 2020 7-9pm Online
Safeguarding: The Governor Role Thursday 4 June 2020 7-9pm Online
Budget Not Balancing? Wednesday 10 June 2020 7-9pm Online
Developing Effective Links with Parents & Carers Tuesday 23 June 2020 7-9pm Online
Headteacher Appraisal POSTPONED 7-9pm Online
The Governor Role in School Performance Management NEW DATE – 7 July 2020 7-9pm Derby Conference Centre
NGA National Update Thursday 9 July 2020 (TBC) 7-9pm Derby Conference Centre
Governor Induction (Session 3 / 3) NEW DATE – 16 July 2020 7-9pm Derby Conference Centre
DGP In-School Support

DGP In-School Support

DGP Governor Training

Governor Meetings and Courses

DGP External Membership Packages

DGP External Membership Packages

DGP / Health and Safety Online Training

DGP Emergency Clerking