About Us

The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) is one of the largest public school boards in Ontario, serving an area that stretches more than 200 kilometres - from Rodney to Tavistock and Glencoe to Norwich - across more than 7,000 square kilometres.

Thames Valley District School Board was formed on January 1, 1998, with the amalgamation of the Elgin County Board of Education, the Board of Education for the City of London, Middlesex County Board of Education and Oxford County Board of Education. As a public education provider, we offer a full range of programs and services to learners across Thames Valley. We have 160 schools serving approximately 77,000 students in elementary and secondary schools, as well as adult and continuing education programs (as of Oct. 31, 2016). Our district covers urban, suburban and rural communities.

Overseeing our Board are 16 trustees - six elected to represent London, two each for the counties of Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford, one First Nations representative and three non-voting student trustees.

Our Strategic Plan includes our Mission, Vision and Our Commitments, which are outlined below:

Mission
We build each student's tomorrow, every day.
Vision
The Thames Valley learning community inspires innovation, embraces diversity, and celebrates achievement - a strong foundation for all students. 
Our Commitments

We believe in:

  • Putting the needs of all students first;
  • Stimulating critical and creative thinking;
  • Encouraging informed risk taking and innovation;
  • Setting high standards and clear expectations;
  • Providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment;
  • Providing access to resources, and experiences that meet students’ strengths and needs;
  • Valuing all staff as partners in education;
  • Collaborating with our communities to enhance opportunities for students;
  • Communicating effectively in a transparent, timely and two-way fashion;
  • Acknowledging and welcoming parents/families as key partners in student achievement and well-being;
  • Supporting parents, School Councils, and Home and School Associations;
  • Promoting and honouring student leadership and student voice; and
  • Encouraging students to advocate for self and others.

 

Our Partners

We work actively with community partners in business, industry and education to provide pathways to the world of work for our students through cooperative education apprenticeship and work experience programs.

The Thames Valley Parent Involvement Committee (TVPIC), Thames Valley Council of Home and School Associations, School Councils, Home and School Associations, and other parent groups contribute to and enhance classroom learning and facilitate community involvement in schools.

The Thames Valley Education Foundation (TVEF) portfolio manages more than 500 awards, scholarships and bursaries available to our students with a combined value of more than $8 million.

We are proud of our partnership with the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), a Board standing committee of volunteer representatives which operates to further the interests of exceptional children.

Our First Nations Advisory Committee (FNAC) includes membership from three local First Nations Communities (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Munsee-Delaware Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames) and works to ensure that each First Nation, Métis and Inuit student has every opportunity for success, which includes improving student achievement.

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