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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.

Neil Rowley

Neil has worked in the property industry for over fifteen years, for both local authorities and private practice.  On hearing of the County’s proposal to expand Yorke Mead to two form entry Neil used his experience to ensure that the expansion was well planned, safely delivered and provided an expanded school that children, parents, teachers and Governors could all be proud of.  Neil is continuing this role with an eye to future development at Yorke Mead.  Neil was born and bred in Croxley and lives in the village with his wife and three children.

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.

Zoe Newman

Zoe Newman was elected as parent governor in November 2016 and subsequently as a co-opted governor in September 2021.   She is married and lives in Croxley Green.  Her 3 children have all attended Yorke Mead.  Zoe was a solicitor for 20 years and feels strongly that the partnership between home and school is a vital one for all our children.

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.

Ali Hall

I am the parent of two students in the lower years of Yorke Mead School.  I have been working as a teacher for 19 years, and previously served as a staff governor where I currently teach.  I have worked with students of all abilities, from ages 11 – 18, and have a vast experience of working with students with additional learning needs.  I am passionate about learning and working with like-minded people that put children at the forefront of education and all that surrounds it.  I look forward to serving as a parent governor and helping the school in any way possible.

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.