Meet the Governors

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.

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.


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
Headteacher