How We Work

The Oxford Diocesan Bucks Schools Trust is committed to providing services which build upon transparency, sharpen accountability and drive improvement. We operate a simple, efficient organisation and seek wherever possible to measure value-for-money in terms of impact on learner outcomes. We provide a comprehensive range of services dedicated to releasing our headteachers to focus on leading learning in their schools, governors to operate in an effective & strong framework for growth and our staff to achieve effectiveness in their work with children and young people.

ODBST schools operate with a high level of accountability devolved to each Local Governing Body (LGB), which is supported by a “School to School” improvement model, facilitated by a core team of experienced professionals (i.e. ex-head teachers, lead HMI) at the centre of the organisation, in partnership with the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE).

The Trust retains a service charge to cover the cost of its corporate work, providing support to schools across a range of areas. 

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