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Training for Governors

ODST provides a wide range of training courses, events, and online support for our school governors. Training and events can be booked via Eventbrite.


Essential ODST briefings

  • Governance briefing, 27 January, 6.30pm-8pm

Termly briefing for Chairs with the ODST central team. (Held online).

  • Clerks forum, 7 February, 10am-11.30am

An opportunity for clerks to network, share experiences, gain training and information.

  • Regional hub meetings for Chairs or Vice Chairs, with link ODST trustees.

Spring term dates TBC

ODST training and support

Training available includes:

  • Good governance: new for 2021-22, this 4-part course will cover a wide range of topics to support the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for effective school governance.
  • Headteacher appraisals
  • Preparing for Ofsted
  • Health and Safety
  • Finance
  • ODST governor induction
  • The role of the chair

How to book: Book via ODST Eventbrite

Online support
ODST schools using GovernorHub also have access to training and support materials for clerk induction, and through 'Governors for Schools', online new governor induction.

ODBE governance training programme

The Oxford Diocesan Board of Education also offer a variety of governance training opportunities. Find out more about ODBE training.