Who we are

Derby and Derbyshire Governance Partnership is an independent broad and inclusive partnership of school and academy governors and clerks across all school phases. We are part of a not for profit Charitable Trust and work closely with The National Governors Association (NGA).

We believe that Governors need to be:

  • committed to school improvement
  • committed to their own training to bring about strong governance in their own schools

To help you achieve this DGP:

  • Works collaboratively in a very focused way with all partners to secure outstanding school governance, strong leadership and excellent learning opportunities for all.
  • Helps you to develop the capacity of governors and clerks to be reflective practitioners, with time to encourage and support colleagues in their own and other schools.
  • Encourages governors to take collective responsibility for leading, co-ordinating and delivering sustainable support and improvement to school governance in an inclusive and non hierarchical approach where all schools can play a part.
  • Helps to build capacity through collaboration, peer – to – peer support and joint working beyond our own schools to share and develop common solutions.
  • Shapes thinking, policy and practice to have a positive impact on the lives and life chances of children and young people with measurable outcomes.

What people say about us ...

"So good to meet and chat, share ideas and worries in confidence."
— GIP Meetings
"Really useful focused, objective driven. I needed this."
— Induction training for Governors
"I have a real idea of what to expect now."
— Preparation for Ofsted

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