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Role: Parent Governor & Safeguarding Link Governor
Committee: TLA and Wellbeing
Term of office: 06/01/2020 - present.
Matthew has lived in Stoke Newington for the last 21 years.
He works in children protection as a children’s guardian covering East London, which means he represents the wishes and feelings of children to the family courts.
He has also worked in child protection in Hackney and at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and was the chair of an advisory board for three children centres in Hackney from 2012 to 2015.
He has previously been a parent governor for the New Wave Federation (Grazebrook, Woodberrydown & Shacklewell schools) 2016 – 2020.
Matthew is passionate about schools promoting achievement while being as inclusive as possible.
In his spare time, he walks his dog in Clissold Park and Abney Cemetery, and also runs the occasional marathon and ultra-marathon.