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Supporting Local Governing Bodies

ODST develops and supports effective, knowledgeable and well-trained Local Governing Body (LGB) members through:

  • a central Governance team offering guidance to LGB Chairs, members and clerks
  • high-quality training & resources
  • termly briefings for LGB Chairs and clerks
  • support with the appointment process new LGB Members
  • support for independent review panels, disciplinary, capability or grievance hearings
  • templated policies and guidance documents.

Want to find out more about our support for LGB members?
Contact us via email
 or visit ODST Governor Hub

Training opportunities

ODST provides a wide range of training courses, events, and online support for local governing body members in our schools.

  • Induction for new LGB members
  • The role of the LGB Chair
  • Safeguarding training
  • Good governance programme: these modules cover a wide range of topics to support the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for effective school governance.
  • Headteacher appraisal
  • Preparing for Ofsted
  • Finance - including individual school-focused fifinance training for whole governing bodies.

How to book: 

Book via ODST Eventbrite

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