Service Level Agreement 2016-2019

Our service level agreement offers schools and academies the opportunity to access full support from our central team and purchase a range of services designed to meet your needs.

The Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) currently provides high quality school improvement support to over 300 schools and academies in the areas covered by the Oxford Diocese; Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Over the last 3 years we have expanded the team significantly in order to improve the quality and range of the services we are able to provide. Over 95% of Church schools in the Diocese now buy in our support and an increasing number of other schools also now seek our services.

Working at both National and Local Authority levels and with a huge network of schools to call upon, the DBE is exceptionally well placed to help schools face ongoing challenges, find solutions to problems and make the most of opportunities. The support set out in the Service Agreement is delivered by a dedicated team of experienced officers including school advisers with significant headship experience, several of whom are also OFSTED and/or SIAMS trained. The team also includes specialists in premises, admissions & appeals, Religious Education, governance and administration.

We also offer HR services through Tim Barnett our Senior HR adviser.