Schools advisory board gets the go-ahead

Hackney Town Hall

Hackney Council’s Cabinet has approved plans to establish a new advisory board to further improve education in the borough’s schools.

Proposals for the Hackney Schools Group Board follow discussions with schools, governors and parents and residents about what they think the Board should focus on and how it should operate.

The Board will involve headteachers in shaping local policies and enable schools to work more closely together to share expertise. It will be led by an independent chair, and board members will represent different sectors of the school system.

A series of panels will look at specific areas to feed into the Hackney Schools Group Board, including achievement, professional development and innovation, as well as wellbeing and support for vulnerable young people.


I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the development of the Hackney Schools Group Board so far. The establishment of the Board represents the next stage in Hackney’s school improvement journey, which began almost two decades ago.

During our Hackney Schools For Everyone consultation, residents gave us clear feedback about what they wanted to see from our schools and told us that local accountability was important to them. The Hackney Schools Group Board will allow us to build on this feedback and continue to strengthen and improve our schools.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor

Recruitment to the Board will begin in May allowing the board to launch in the autumn term.

Read the full Cabinet report here.