Hackney Schools Group Board

Following Cabinet approval in April 2019 a Hackney Schools Group Board has been formed to play an important role in the strategic direction for Hackney education. We want to see the Hackney family of schools continue to work together, developing the best possible provision for all our children and young people.

The board brings together representatives from schools across the borough, as well as independent experts, to provide a long term steer to system and school improvement in Hackney.

It acts as an advisory board to the Director of Education, involving a broad range of voices and opinions in shaping improvement in education. It will involve headteachers in steering local policy; it will facilitate schools and professionals working closely together to share and grow expertise. Board members will represent different sectors of the school system.

The make-up of the board is:

  • 3 Headteachers (from any Hackney school or academy)
  • 2 Chairs of Governors (from any Hackney school or academy)
  • 4-6 independent experts
  • Lead Member for Education (London Borough of Hackney)
  • One other Councillor (appointed by the Mayor of Hackney)
  • Director of Education (Hackney Education)
  • Group Director Children, Adults and Community Health (Hackney Council)

A series of panels will look at specific areas to feed into the Hackney Schools Group Board. The themes are enhancing belonging for all, reading for all, and leadership on school curricula and research.


Silvi Shrestha, Policy and Governance Officer

020 8820 7405
This page was last modified on: 18 Aug 2020