Lead adviser for
governor training :
Ruth Bennie

ruth.bennie@oxford.anglican.org
07392 195495

Governor appointments
and information :
Tracy Makin

tracy.makin@oxford.anglican.org
01865 208242




We value governors highly and all the amazing work they do in our schools. Governors are a voluntary body who work alongside school leaders and members of the school community to ensure that schools are highly effective and that all children receive the very best education.

The Oxford Diocesan Board of Education is wholly committed to providing the best possible training and support for governors who serve our schools so that leaders can work together, within a climate of support and challenge, to drive vision and improve outcomes for our children and young people. Schools and headteachers require reliable and effective governance. In the current climate of a rapidly changing educational landscape the need for a governing board with the right skills and competencies has never been greater. Governance and working as part of a governing board is rewarding, interesting and makes a huge difference to the school, its pupils and the community.

There are many functions that governors fulfil within our schools, but the main responsibilities are:

  • to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • to hold the headteacher and senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • to oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent