Governors provide critical strategic leadership for school communities leading to high aspirations for children and young people. They support school leaders, through constructive challenge, to promote school development and improvement. Governors need to be confident in their roles and able to monitor and account for their effectiveness as a board.

This work is at best driven by a school's Christian vision, and the training and support provided by ODBE reflects this, we offer our ODBE Governance Handbook to aid governors in their task. Further support for school governance is provided through the DTS offer and via the School Adviser team. 

More information about our support for schools can be found on the ODBE S4S pages.


Karen Metcalfe - Diocesan School Adviser/lead adviser for governance

email Karen Metcalfe tel: 07392 195097

Tracy Makin - Schools Support officer/governor appointments and information

email Tracy Makin tel: 01865 208242