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Training for Governors

ODST provides a wide range of training courses, events, and online support for our school governors.

Click on an event below to find out more and book, or download the training calendar pdf from this page.

Essential ODST briefings

Ofsted handbook training and 2019/20 Strategic briefing, 12 Sept 2019

Chairs of Governors and ODST Trustees conference, 16 Jan 2020
This conference will include mental health and wellbeing training.

Chairs of Governors and Headteachers summer event, Date tbc 2020

Training events

Understanding your school's strengths, 6 Nov 2019

Understanding the early years, Date tbc Summer term

We will be offering a number of other training events in partnership with the River Learning Trust:

Finance and budget monitoring, 22 Oct or 4 Dec 2019

Data analysis, 5 Nov 2019

Safeguarding, 28 Jan 2020

Panels, 18 Mar 2020

Excellence in Governance programme

Many of our schools also offer the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education's 'Excellence in Governance' programme to new governors, which can also be accessed as individual sessions if required. Find out more about EiG training.

Downloadable 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.