The Governing Body of
Two Waters School

High Ridge Close
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP3 0AU
Tel: 01442 217893


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

Mrs A Cochran
Chair of The Governing Body

Mrs E BaptistaCo-Opted Governor
Mrs Y BrownCo-Opted Governor
Mr A TownsendParent Governor
Mrs A CochranChair / Parent Governor
Mr T GatelyHeadteacher
Mr T WoodsParent Governor
Mrs A WoodhouseClerk to Governors
Mrs C HowardLocal Authority Governor
Miss H ShayDeputy Head
Ms H BrownCo-Opted Governor
Mrs S FeanderCo-Opted Governor
Ms T HolfordCo-Opted Governor
Ms S KeanyCo-Opted Governor
Miss E MitchellStaff Governor

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 CommitteeNon-Curricular Committe
Y Brown (Chair), E Baptista (Chair), T Woods
T Gately, H Shay, T Gately, H Shay
T Howard, A Cochran,Y Brown,
S Feander

Governor Class Links 

NurseryT Howard
ReceptionY Brown
Year 1S Feander
Year 2E Baptista
Year 3
Year 4T Woods
Year 5
Year 6A Cochran

The Governors at Two Waters Primary School

Yvonne Brown – Co-Opted Governor

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.

Alexandra CochranChair/Parent Governor

I joined the Governing Body of Two Waters School in January 2017 because I wanted to contribute to the running of the school. I have three children at the school, who are currently in years one and four. I am Head of Science at a local secondary school and am committed to supporting all the staff at Two Waters with their provision of excellent maths and science lessons, as part of a rich and varied curriculum. As Vice Chair, I hope to continue to use my knowledge and experience in education to assist the Head, Chair and Governing Body in delivering effective governance of the School.

Tina Howard – Local Authority Governor

I was engaged in education for 44 years; 25 years as a head teacher, both in leafy Hertfordshire, and in several London Boroughs. I am a widow with twins, now 49 years and two granddaughters 9 and 12 whom I adore.

When I retired 9 years ago, with now time to spare, I became involved in Community Action Dacorum ; The Centre in the Park ; several ladies groups and the u3a , where I am now chairman.

Interested in the local community, I stood and was elected as a Dacorum Borough Councillor for Apsley and Corner Hall and sit as Deputy Chair on the Strategic Planning and Environment Committee, am a member of the Licensing Committee and also on the Finance committee. I am also a member of Member Development.

I was then later elected as County Councillor for South East Hemel Hempstead and sit on the Adult Care and Health Cabinet Panel, Children’s Services Cabinet Panel and the Overview and Scrutiny Cabinet Panel.

Education, is my first love, and becoming a Governor at Two Waters School is both a privilege and an honour to be associated with such a successful and well-regarded school. I look forward to working with you and your children.

Tracy HolfordCo-Opted Governor

I joined the governing body in Sept 2019, as living locally, I wanted to give something back to my local community. As a management accountant I felt that I would be able to offer the school some expertise in the area of business and finance.
I believe that you can never stop learning, even as an adult, so I am excited to be a part of the first steps that these children will take on their learning journey.

Hannah Brown – Co-Opted Governor

I joined the governing body of Two Waters Primary school over the summer of 2019.  My background includes a BA (Hons) in Computer Science and I have been working in the IT industry for 13 years.  I currently work as a Senior Business Analyst.  The company I currently work for run initiatives with schools to get young girls interested in careers in the ‘STEM’ industries; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and our female CEO also champions these initiatives.  My strengths as I’ve developed as part of my professional career mean I challenge just about everything, am very well organised and my peers in the workplace would tell you that I am entrusted with managing complex projects where management have an opinion of my work ethic to ‘get the job done well’.  

I live in the local area with my partner and our 1 year old daughter.  I wanted to join the governing body as I hope to one day have a vested interest in the running of the school; I hope our daughter attends the school and so I want to be actively involved with the running of the school to help ensure that the schools current reputation for providing an excellent education through the role of a governor is upheld.  

Sheila Keany – Co-Opted Governor

I joined the Governing Body of Two Waters primary school in July 2019 and hope to make a worthwhile and valid contribution to an already successful and reputable school in my role as Co-Opted Governor.

My family and I moved to the local area in 2018 and I have a keen interest in childhood development, nourishment and education, spurred on by having my own children.

I’m looking forward to working with my fellow Governors, staff and parents and hope that my back ground in finance and project management can aid the school.