Governors

The Governing Body of
Two Waters School

High Ridge Close
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP3 0AU
Tel: 01442 217893
Email: admin@twowaters.herts.sch.uk

 

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 T Howard
Chair of The Governing Body

Mr Andy TownsendCo-Opted Governor
Mr Matthew DominéCo-Opted Governor
Mr Tim GatelyHeadteacher
Mrs Allyson WoodhouseClerk to Governors
Mrs Tina HowardChair / Local Authority Governor
Miss Helen ShayDeputy Head
Mrs Sarah FeanderCo-Opted Governor
Ms Tracy HolfordCo-Opted Governor
Mrs Sana RafiqueStaff Governor
Mr Peter ClarkeParent Governor
Mrs Sophie CarrParent Governor

Please scroll down to see the Governor profiles.

The Governing Board meets five times across the school year, to oversee the children’s education and wellbeing, as well as the school’s finances, premises, and personnel.  Each school year group has a designated ‘link governor’ who visits the school regularly to meet in person with the class teacher and pupils, to observe and to hear their opinions and feedback first-hand.

Governor Class Links 

NurseryMrs Tina Howard
ReceptionMrs Tina Howard
Year 1Mrs Sarah Feander
Year 2Mr Peter Clarke
Year 3
Year 4Mrs Tracey Holford
Year 5
Year 6Mr Andy Townsend

The Governors at Two Waters Primary School

Tina Howard – Chair of Governing Body

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.

Matthew Dominé – Co -Opted Governor

I am a new member of the Governing Body and am excited about the opportunity to support the continued development of the school. I live with my wife and two young boys on the Manor estate, and it is a privilege to have the chance to give something back to the local area.

I am a Deputy Principal of a secondary school in Harrow leading on curriculum and assessment. Prior to leading on the curriculum, I led for a number of years on pastoral care. I started my career in education as a music teacher and believe in giving children opportunities to follow their passions and to develop their creativity. I am also passionate about inclusivity and ensuring that all children have the same opportunities, whatever their socioeconomic background.

I have grasped this opportunity to be a co-opted governor as I feel it is important to support a school in my local area in any way I can. I am confident my own knowledge and experiences of education will allow me to support the school leadership and I am looking forward to developing my own knowledge of Primary education.

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.

Andrew Townsend – Parent Governor

I joined the Governing Body of Two Waters School as a parent governor at the end of 2020.  I  have lived close to the school for over 20 years and have been a keen supporter of the school since our daughter joined the nursery in 2014, followed by our son in 2017.  My background is in maths, science, data and computing, and after 30 years in industry I am still a keen and enthusiastic learner.  I believe education needs to be fun and inspiring, giving children critical thinking skills and a desire to learn.  As a parent governor my intent is to be a representative for the school’s parents, and to support the school in providing a strong education for all pupils.

Sophie Carr – Parent Governor

I was elected Parent Governor in 2022 and have two children in the school. Having attended Two Waters Primary as a student and having always lived in the area, I have a vested interest in the school community and its journey. As a teacher with over 10 years experience and as Head of English in a local secondary school, my knowledge of curriculum, assessment, well-being, and school improvement are of keen interests to me. I believe that education should be accessible and enjoyable for every child. I am honoured to be a Governor at Two Waters and I look forward to working alongside the school and the children. 

Minutes of Governing Board meetings are available on request.