Who We Are

David Cousins, CEO, ODBST
David Cousins
Chief Executive, ODBST

Welcome from the CEO

Leading in education brings with it great responsibility and high expectations: the responsibility to change lives for the better and the expectation from our pupils and parents that we would do no less.

The Oxford Diocesan Bucks Schools Trust (ODBST) was created to lead in just this educational landscape, supporting and empowering schools to take on the freedoms of becoming an academy and offering increasing outcomes and possibilities for children, young people and their families. It recognises that schools deserve access to the very best support and informed challenge, where leaders are empowered to achieve, governors supported to develop a vision for their local school and pupils and our staff to benefit from outstanding schools limited only by their ambitions.

As Chief Executive it is a privilege to lead the growth and development of ODBST alongside a professional team of central staff and schools all of whom believe that there is a better way to improve outcomes for children. For our individual schools, it is important that we retain their local context and identity. However, I know we can build even greater strengths by bringing together our collective skills and winning gains for all involved in the Trust.

Thank you for visiting our ‘shop window’ and I hope it gives you a flavour of our vision and encourages you to find out more about us.

David Cousins