CPD and events

Incoming schools will join a strong and growing family with the relevant support structures designed to meet their initial and ongoing needs.  We run a range of shared CPD, training and networking events for school leaders, teachers, business managers and governors. Events and details can be found on the Events calendar or on our Eventbrite page.
ODBST schools also benefit from being able to attend many of the courses and events run by our sister trust within the Diocese, Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST). These events can be found on the ODST Eventbrite page.
ODBST's Regular CPD opportunities are outlined below. 

Events for Headteachers and Leadership Teams

Leadership conferences
Termly conferences for Headteachers, often with external speakers in attendance. The conferences are run jointly with ODST, creating a valuable group of school leaders to meet, gain updates, and discuss key issues with.
Early Years Network meetings
Our termly Early Years Network meetings local to Bucks and MK schools provide an ideal opportunity for leaders of early years provision to come together to receive updates in relation to the EYFS local and national policy and share effective practice in relation to key areas of early years teaching and leadership. 
Target Tracker Champions Network meetings
Target Tracker is the progress tracking software used by ODBST and ODST schools. We offer termly opportunities for Target Tracker Champions to gain the latest updates from a Target Tracker trainer, gain support and ask questions.

Events for Teachers

Subject Learning Communities: English and Mathematics
Local twilight CPD sessions designed to support teachers’ knowledge and skills. Hosted by ODBST schools but led by an external trainer, each session usually focuses on specific aspects of teaching English or Mathematics. All KS2 teachers and teaching assistants are welcome. Details can be found on our Eventbrite page.

Events for School Business Managers

Business Managers network meeting
Termly meeting for ODBST business managers, to meet with and get updates from the central team, network and share information with peers across the trust.

Events for Governors

Termly governance briefings
ODBST Governance briefings are a chance for the Trust’s senior leadership team to liaise with school Headteachers, Governors and Clerks, keeping an open dialogue between all parties.
More details of our Governance support can be found on our Governance pages.

Further events and training

We also run additional training on a wide range of topics as and when the need arises. For example, in 2019/20 a number of new network meetings have been scheduled including Science and an Aspirant Leaders programme, in addition to these, with the release of the new OFSTED Handbook, a number of training events have been run across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes to help schools remain up to date with the latest expectations. Details can be found on our Eventbrite page and in our news items.