DSGA is an Independent Governors Association and is affiliated to the National Governors' Association.

Its functions are to:

  1. Act as the local representative and consultative body to Derbyshire Local Authority; National Governors Assoc.; Governor Associations in the East Midlands; DfE; Government.; Teaching Staff Unions and Associations; et al..
  2. Provide an independent forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and good practice for governors of Derbyshire Schools.
  3. Promote high standards of school governance and practice in the exercise of their responsibilities by governing bodies.The Derbyshire School Governors' Association exists to serve the governors and, hence, the schools and children of Derbyshire.