Make a difference to children's education in Tower Hamlets!

Find out how to become a school governor at our information sessions. Meet current governors, education leaders and school heads. Learn what’s involved, the support you will get and how to apply. Come to a session at the Town Hall in Whitechapel (Tuesday 21 May) or online (Tuesday 4 June). We need people from all walks of life!

Book your place now

· In-person event at the Town Hall | Whitechapel 5.45 to 7.30pm on Tuesday 21 May 2024 (with application clinic and networking)
· Online session | 6 to 7pm on Tuesday 4 June, 2024

Schools forum

The Schools Forum is an annual statutory consultation body which advises Tower Hamlets on the Schools Budget. It must be consulted on:

  • proposed changes to the school funding formula
  • proposed contracts for supplies and services paid from the schools' budget 
  • invitations to tender for contracts
  • other matters concening the funding of schools. 

The Schools Forum also has decision-making powers on proposals to move away from the requirements of the school funding regulations in response to local circumstances.

It also acts as an advisory body to the council’s Cabinet. Members of the Forum represent schools, governing bodies and trades unions.

If you would access to an older report please email

To find out who the representatives currently are, contact them, access reports from previous years or attend the next Schools Forum as an observer, call Governor Services on 020 7364 3141 or email

School Forum reports

If you would like to attend the upcoming Schools Forum as an observer please contact Governor Services on 020 7364 2258 /3141 or

You can also contact Farhad Ahmed if you require a report that isn't available on this page.

Kids warming up in Victoria Park

29 November 2023

11 October 2023

Previous School Forum reports

21 June 2023

18 January 2023

30 November 2022

October 2022

22 June 2022

9 March 2022

12 January 2022

13 October 2021

23 June 2021

28 April 2021

10 March 2021

13 January 2021

2 December 2020

14 October 2020

17 June 2020

4 March 2020

15 January 2020

16 October 2019

24 March 2019

6 March 2019

16 January 2019 

5 December 2018

10 October 2018

Governors represent the phase of school i.e. nursery, primary, secondary and special, not type of school, i.e. community or voluntary.

You are welcome to contact them with queries about the work of the Forum. 

Further information including the full membership, is available from

Farhad Ahmed
Tel: 07720 684 290