Governing Body

Shoreditch Park Governing Body is made up of volunteers who are committed to ensuring that high standards are achieved and maintained throughout the school.

Responsibilities include:

  • Setting Strategic Direction - through clarity of vision, meeting statutory duties, engagement of parents and community stakeholders;
  • Acting as a Critical Friend - by supporting and challenging the school to improve;
  • Creating Robust Accountability - setting targets for pupil progress and achievement, teaching, behaviour and safety, review staff performance and pay, contribute to school evaluation;
  • Ensuring Financial Probity - managing the school's finances and effectively utilise pupil premium to improve pupil progress and achievement.

The Governors are made up of parents, members of staff, community representatives and local authority representatives.

Meet the Governors

Honey Sarfo
Chair of Governors / Parent Governor

Nicholas Gibson
Vice Chair / Co-opted Governor

Jane Kemsley
Local Authority Governor

Farzan Bilimoria
Co-opted Governor / F&R Committee Chair

Caroline Doherty
Co-opted Governor / Vice Chair

Claire Keady
Staff Governor

Grace Obado
Parent Governor

Penny Smith


The full Governing Body meets termly to discuss developments and receive feedback from the various Committees that are established to look at specific aspects of school life in more depth.

At present the Governing Body has the following committees:

Finance and Resources Committee - is responsible for monitoring the school finances and budget, ensuring the school is financially accountable and overseeing the maintenance and development of the school buildings and grounds in addition to all personnel matters.

The Outcomes Committee - looks at the curriculum and standards in the school.

Governing Body - also has a Discipline Panel, a Complaint and Grievances Committee and an Appeals Panel that meet as required to hear cases relating to discipline within the school, complaints, or appeals from parents. Members of a panel are usually selected depending on the circumstance.

Link Governors

As part of governor duties, each governor also has an area of school that they support as Link Governors. This includes leadership and management, safeguarding, teaching and learning, Outcomes for children, Pupil premium and EYFS. This means that governors are often found visiting the school, joining in with assemblies, meeting with staff or speaking with children in class, as well as collecting feedback at Parents' Evenings.

Governor Documents

Governing Board Membership and Meeting Dates 2020-2021

Governor Attendance Record

Instrument of Government

Full Governing Body - Terms of Reference 2020-21

Finance and Resource Committee - Terms of Reference 2020-21

Outcomes Committee - Terms of Reference 2020-21

If you are interested in becoming a governor at our or any other Hackney School please complete an application form.

When vacancies for parent governors arise the school will send out a letter asking for nominations and if there are more notes of interest than spaces there will be an election involving all of the parents.

Governing Body and Committee Minutes

Full Governing Body Minutes

FGB Meeting (Autumn) - 29.09.2020

Finance and Resource Committee

FRC Meeting (Autumn) - 13.10.2020