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CPD and events

We want to develop great teachers who will become the school leaders of tomorrow, and support the great leadership we already have. We run a wide range of CPD, training and networking events for ODST school leaders, teachers, business managers and governors. Some of our events are also open to non-trust schools.

ODST schools can book via Eventbrite



New: NPQSL 2021/22 course

ODST is delighted to be one of the providers selected to provide National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) from Autumn 2021. ODST will be delivering the NPQSL, for senior leaders or aspiring senior leaders in the South East region. The course will be open to applicants from both ODST schools and non-ODST schools.

Find our more about NPQSL


Regular CPD and Events programme

Our events and CPD programme for ODST schools usually covers:

Headteachers and SLT

  • Leadership conferences
  • Headteacher forum meetings
  • Hub meetings
  • Target Tracker Champions Network


  • English and Mathematics CPD
  • Subject leader networks
  • Early Years Network
  • Target Tracker Champions Network
  • NQT network

School Business Managers

  • Business Managers Network meetings
  • Leadership and management programme
  • Training as required in a variety of software and systems

Governors - see governance pages.

School-to-school support

Incoming schools will join a strong and growing family with the relevant support structures designed to meet their initial and ongoing needs.  Each new headteacher will have a specific Head mentor and a nearby link school for support (within their Hub). We encourage school-to-school support in the form of monitoring and evaluation through learning walks and moderation, as well as teacher release to work across more than one school within hubs or more broadly across the Trust.