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Governor profiles

Charlotte Gomes

Charlotte works as the Leisure Development Manager at Three Rivers District Council, managing a team of officers to deliver art, sport, play, inclusion and physical activity.  She is also responsible for the upgrading and refurbishing of children’s play areas in the district and project managed the sites at Barton Way and Scotsbridge to name a few. Charlotte brings a wealth of experience in the leisure field, in particular play and physical activity, as well as budget, project and people management.

Simon Galloway

Simon was elected parent governor in 2023. He lives in Croxley and his two sons attend Yorke Mead. He has worked for nearly 20 years in education, in both China and the UK, as a teacher, academic director and learning & development specialist. In his current role as training manager for an education company, he is passionate about supporting the ongoing development of both students and teachers.

Derek Marshall

Derek joined the governing body at the end of 2013.  He retired in 2012 after 43 years working on policy and public affairs for Government Departments and the aerospace industry and is enjoying having more time for reading and writing.  Derek lives with his wife and two children in Watford.

Lucille Pollard

As the Head teacher Lucille is automatically a governor. Lucille is dedicated to working closely with the governors to provide the best education and care for the children of Yorke Mead.

Zsofia Sears

Zsofia moved to the UK in 2005, has lived in the Croxley area for 11 years and joined the governing body of Yorke Mead because she is keen to contribute to the local community.  Zsofia works in a local secondary school as a Science subject leader and she coordinates extra-curricular activities.  Zsofia is passionate about STEM (an interdisciplinary and applied approach to the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and is a useful addition to our Children’s Committee.

Michelle Wright

Michelle works as the Community Safety and Safeguarding Manager at Three Rivers District Council, managing a team of officers who work with the Police and other statutory and non-statutory partner agencies in managing Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Disorder.   She also oversees the management of Safeguarding adults and children and supports funding of the Community Outreach Services for Mental Health and Domestic Abuse.

Christine Zolnerciks

I live in Croxley with my husband and son, who attends Yorke Mead School. I put myself forward to be a governor because I strongly believe in the shared role of school and carers in helping our children become balanced, resilient members of the community by meeting not just their academic needs but their physical and mental health needs too.

Peter Hyland

Peter was elected as a parent governor in February 2017.  He lives in Croxley Green with his family and all three of his children attend the school.  Peter works as a Director for an NHS Hospital in Central London.

Denise Gardiner

Denise lives in Croxley Green and has a long association with Yorke Mead School. Both her children attended Yorke Mead where she was also employed as a Teaching Assistant for 18 years. Denise was also staff Governor before retirement.

She is looking forward to joining the Governing body again.

Sabina Lee

I was elected as parent governor in April 2022. After working in Advertising and Marketing for 10 years, my partner and I settled in Croxley Green and had our two boys, both of which attend Yorke Mead. I currently work as a Personal Assistant for the Agora Learning Partnership, a School Trust based in Hertfordshire. I believe in putting children at the forefront of everything we do and making the best decisions for children. I look forward to serving as a parent governor and assisting the school where I can.

Hannah Carter

I am a dedicated, passionate and ambitious member of the team at Yorke Mead.  I joined the school in January 2017 as a Y5 class teacher, after predominantly teaching in KS1 and Reception, where I became a Lead Teacher for Hertfordshire.  I currently lead School Council, am Phase Lead for Years 3/4, coordinate Science and am class teacher for Year 6.  I live in Croxley, my children attend Yorke Mead and I love the close-knit, caring, community.

Claire Singleton

Claire is passionate about the education and support that Yorke Mead provides to children, allowing them to thrive collectively and as individuals.  She has two boys who attend Yorke Mead and a successful career in Learning and Development, currently as a freelancer.  Claire’s past experience includes teaching in primary schools and she is a previous co-chair of Friends of Yorke Mead.

Jay Rajani