The Governing Body of
Two Waters School

High Ridge Close
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP3 0AU
Tel: 01442 256046
Fax: 01442 214150


On behalf of The Governing Body of Two Waters School, may I extend a warm welcome to you all.

Our Governing Body is committed to helping the school provide the best possible education for all its pupils.

Our purpose is to set the school’s values, vision and strategic aims, as well as agreeing plans and policies and making creative use of our resources.

Our role is to monitor and evaluate performance, act as a critical friend to the head teacher while supporting and challenging the management of the school. We must also strive to ensure that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, the local community, those who fund and maintain it as well as the staff it employs.

If you have any concerns or issues you wish to address please contact the school office in the first instance.

We look forward to working together to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible education for our children.

Yours sincerely

Mr A Barnes
Chair of The Governing Body

Mr T Gately Headteacher
Miss H Shay Deputy Head
Mr A Barnes Chair / Parent
Mr S Hakner Staff Governor
Mrs C Howard Co-Opted Governor
Mrs A Cochran Parent Governor
Mr A Wood Parent Governor
Mrs G Waterman Co-Opted Governor
Mr A Charlwood Vice/Parent Governor
Mrs Y Brown Co-Opted Governor
Miss H Bailey Foundation Stage Governor
Mrs E Baptista Associate Governor
Mrs E Heylink Clerk to Governors

Please scroll down to see the Governor profiles.

The Governing Body meets once a term and has two sub-committees which meet twice per term. The ‘curricular’ committee is responsible for everything to do with children’s education and wellbeing, the ‘non-curricular’ committee being responsible for premises, personnel and finance. Each discuss relevant issues and report back to the full Governing Body

Curricular Committee Non-Curricular Committe
A Charlwood,  A Barnes (Chair), 
Y Brown, A Barnes Y Brown, A Charlwood, 
T Gately, S Hakner, H Shay, T Gately, G Waterman


Governor Class Links 

Nursery Hannah Bailey
Reception Hannah Bailey
Year 1 Yvonne Brown
Year 2 Yvonne Brown
Year 3 Alban Barnes
Year 4 Gisele Waterman
Year 5 Christina Howard
Year 6 Andrew Charlwood

Please use the link below for a guide to what Governors of various types do:-

The Governors at Two Waters Primary School

Alban Barnes - Chair/ Parent Governor

I joined the Governing Body of Two Waters School in July 2014 as a Parent Governor after being part of school community since my eldest daughter joined the school Nursery in January 2011. My daughter is now in Year 4, I also have a son in Year 2 and a 3rd child that will hopefully start Nursery in September 2016. I joined the Governing Body as I am wiling to provide support and assistance to the school in maintaining its “Outstanding” status.
Professionally I am qualified in Health & Safety and I was appointed as the Health & Safety Governor for the body. This allows me to provide guidance / direction to ensure the school is a Safe and secure environment for all children, staff and visitors. In September 2015, I took on the role of Vice Chair of Governors and I look to work hard to continue the hard work of my predecessors. I feel I am now in a position to continue the hard work with my fellow Governors to ensure we strive to reach our Goals & Aims as a School and for all the children.

Yvonne Brown    Co-Opted

I joined the Governing Body in April this year. I retired from teaching recently when my husband and I took the decision to move  "down south" to be nearer our family. Until then I was a special needs teacher specialising in hearing-impaired children. In this role I was the linchpin between parents, the education system and the health system. I taught and supported children in a variety of schools throughout Manchester and I also counselled parents of newly diagnosed babies.

I soon realised that I missed being in the education system and so was happy to be asked to take on the role of Governor at Two Waters – a wonderful example of a happy, caring, thriving school.


Andrew Charlwood - Vice / Parent Governor

I joined the Governing body in November 2015 as a Parent Governor.  I have two girls at the school – one in Year 6 and one in Year 4.  I am the Head of Governance at the London Borough of Barnet and I am responsible for the majority of the council decision making bodies including Full Council, committees, quasi-judicial bodies (including providing a clerking service for school admissions appeals and managing the process for local authority nominations to school governing bodies) and the mayoralty.  I would like to play my part in supporting Two Waters to maintain its excellent educational standards and positive ethos.  I look forward to working with my fellow governors and the school leadership team to achieve that.


Gisele Waterman

I am delighted to be joining the Governing Body of Two Waters School.  I have almost 20 years' experience in business, from shipping soap to various jobs in the insurance industry, currently in a strategy role.

I am passionate about education for children: school is such an important part of a child's life, for me it was transformational. I have two children in Year 3 and 4.

I am particularly looking forward to supporting Two Waters School to continue to develop and evolve - and will be joining the Non-Curricular committee.