Oxford Diocesan Board of Education

Events, training and more …

RIGHT Programme Oxford - 29 October 2018

RIGHT Programme Oxford:
A support network for chairs of governors

Monday 29 October 2018
7.00 – 9.00 pm
Church House Oxford, OX5 1GF

The RIGHT Team: Working in Harmony

with The Oxford Gospel Events Choir

Further details are available from here.

A Safe & Welcoming Place - 27 November 2018

A Safe and Welcoming Place:
church and chaplaincy as a source of
nurture for the full flourishing of
school communities

Tuesday 27 November 2018
at Aylesbury Canal Society

Further details available from here.

Latest resources

The Challenges facing our Small and Rural Schools – Policy and Practice (ODBE) – March 2018
Available here

Bible in Worship Latest

Bible in Worship
Pentecost and Trinity Season
is available now.

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Bible in Worship

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Welcome to the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE) webpages.  The Board exists to serve its 283 church schools and the wider community of parishes, clergy, children, young people and families of our diocese who have links with education.  We are passionate about schools and their ability to offer an excellent and inclusive education which is welcoming to those of all faiths and none.

We appoint and support governors of church schools, work with governing bodies and academy directors to appoint and develop headteachers and many other teachers and senior leaders.  We offer advice, expertise and a wide range of training and professional development opportunities, support for capital building projects and admissions and appeals protocols.  Our services to schools include headteacher performance management, governance checks, performance audits, inspection preparation and ethos development through our service level agreement.

We exist to support our local communities to witness to the Christian gospel and enable all our pupils to have the best possible educational experience and life chances.