DGP Governance Package

Join the one hundred plus schools and academies across all phases engaging with our friendly local partnership, organised by a Board of serving governors within Derby Teaching School Alliance. We continue to grow and develop based on your feedback and through our strong partnership with the National Governance Association.


Training and advice is delivered by:

  • Experienced governors
  • Former Ofsted inspectors
  • Headteachers and colleagues from the NGA
  • National Leaders of Governance (NLG’s)


All our DGP memberships include: –

  • Termly Clerks network meetings
  • Termly Partnership meeting where the NGA update us on national issues
  • Termly Governance Improvement Partnership (GIP) meetings where we discuss burning issues, collaborate and share good ideas
  • Regular emailed news bulletins
  • 30% discount on courses, 20% discount on In School Support and 20% discount on external reviews
  • Local mentors for new governors, chairs and clerks
  • A quality assured courses programme
  • A wide ranging In school support service tailor made for the needs of your board
  • Access to National Training for chairs, aspiring chairs and clerks
  • Access to NLG support to work with you over specific governance issues


We offer you a choice of three key partner packages of support for your board and clerk:

DGP Premium Package:

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£560 includes NGA Gold membership

10% discount for small schools (less than 100 pupils)



  • NGA GOLD membership
  • Full range of independent GOLD legal support and dedicated GOLD support line
  • Bespoke professional advice and information
  • Discounted Liability Insurance
  • Free guides and handbooks
  • Copies of NGA magazine for EACH governor
  • Access to special schools forum
  • 3 free places at member events
  • Free conference places

DGP Core Package

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£375 includes NGA Standard membership

10% discount for small schools (less than 100 pupils)



  • NGA STANDARD membership
  • Discounted guides and handbooks
  • Two copies of NGA magazine per board
  • Access to special schools forum
  • 1 free place at member events per board
  • 1 free conference places per board

DGP MAT Package

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Lead school Premium package charge, all other schools Core Package charge

Partnership Meetings

Our partnership meetings are friendly interactive session where you can have your questions addressed – far more than just information giving.

Opportunities to meet, collaborate and share good practice. These opportunities are at the heart of our work with governors and clerks. Strong governance does not come about by working in isolation.

“Fantastic opportunities to be updated by a national body.”

“NGA are so knowledgeable and sure footed.”

“Friendly and informative forum for getting my questions answered.”

Diverse Business People Working in a Conference

Date: 7 February 2019
Facilitator: Various
Venue: Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby DE24 8UX
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Cost: £0 for DGP Partner Schools and £25 for a Non Partner School

Please note there will be a charge of £25 for non-attendance by partner or non partner schools