DGP In school Support

In school support is a real growth area as more and more governing bodies recognise that this form of training:

  • Can better focus on your needs in your context
  • Impacts on the whole governing body
  • Has a greater chance of bringing about sustained and embedded change.

For more information or to book please email sharon.siddons@dtsa.org.uk or phone 07771 252252

In School Support

This is not time limited – the support can be tailored to your need and budget. Experienced school practitioners who are also serving governors deliver all support. We often tailor these sessions to run at the times your governing body normally meets.

Examples of in school support delivered include sessions on:

  • Supported Governance Self Evaluation
  • Developing a Strategic Vision with KPIs, targets and Monitoring tool
  • Safeguarding
  • How can a governing body help to raise standards?
  • Taking the strategic approach governance – monitoring and evaluation
  • Getting a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities to maximise effectiveness
  • Effective governor visits to school
  • How to encourage parental involvement
  • Skilling the Governing body to feel more confident with their financial responsibilities
  • Preparing your governing body for an Ofsted inspection


“Quite an eye opener- I have learned so much.”

“An excellent session.”

“So good to have this training specifically for us and our situation.”

“Good, concise, informative, lots to think about. We are leaving with very clear objectives.”

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Dates, Venue and time: By mutual agreement
Cost: £445 per day/ £245 per ½ day for Partner Schools or £560 per day/ £300 per ½ day for non partner schools
Figures are based on up to 12 participants. Additional participants are £15 per person

External Review of Governance

The DGP external audit review process is based on the good practice identified by the National College for Teaching and Leadership and is informed by their pilots.

Increasingly more schools are seeing the benefits of these reviews to improve their governance practices. It is a positive process, which will help your governing body improve and set clear targets for further developments.

You need not wait for Ofsted to tell you to do this – you can act now and commission an external audit yourselves.

The audit review process includes core activities and a final written document:

  • Determination of the process and procedures the review will follow
  • Supported self-review, skills audit and self-evaluation
  • Review of documentation
  • Face to face discussion and meetings with the whole governing body
  • Review presented to the board

The audit is carried out by experienced serving governors, former Ofsted inspectors, NLGs.


‘That was excellent; I can’t tell you how helpful this has been.’

‘The review has given us a real focus and direction.’

‘So useful to get that external perspective on our work.’

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Dates, Venue and time: By mutual agreement
Cost: £995 for Partner Schools or £1315 Non Partner Schools
Price can vary depending on the extent of the agreed remit of the review