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  • George Street Primary School, George Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 5HJ


Welcome to the Governors’ page of our school website.  School governors have general responsibility to parents and the Local Authority for the effective management of the school, acting within the framework set by national legislation and the policies of the Local Authority.


Our current chair of Governors is Jez Tucker. 


Governors help to decide school policy and share responsibility for the management of the school. They advise and support the headteacher and staff, working with the school to meet the needs of the children whilst ensuring that the school provides good value for money. They help the headteacher in the selection of staff and act as a link between the school and the community.


If you are interested in being a governor, please contact the school office to find out if we have any vacancies.


If you would like to contact a governor, this can be done through the school office. Letters marked for the attention of a governor will be passed on in confidence.



Jez Tucker - Chair of Governors
I am a parent governor, first elected in 2016.  My children are now in Key Stage 2.  I was elected Chair shortly prior to the COVID outbreak and I am also the governor for ICT and E-Safety.  I grew up in a firmly educational family.  Both parents being teachers, then Deputy Head / Senior Lecturer respectively.  Throughout my childhood I can recall many teachers who encouraged me to think and reach further.  The greatest influence being Miss. Fitzpatrick, who supported my interest in art and design.  My interest in computing and art grew into an interest in computer
graphics and animation, which I have found to be the perfect blend of  science and art.  Through hard work and determination I have been fortunate to work at and with some of the most well known companies in both gaming, film and television.  I now head up Research & Development for a world leading provider of solutions to companies in Media & Entertainment and other industries. I want all of our children at George Street to be able to dream big. To
be equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support their journey.  To know that anything is actually possible if they set their mind to it.

Andrew Harvell

I became a co-opted governor at George Street Primary in December 2020 and volunteered to be the vice-chair of the Governing Body. I was formerly a governor at a Junior School in Radlett for more than ten years, in which time I had been vice-chair of the Governing Body and Chair of the Resources Committee. I am currently a trustee of a Multi-Academy Trust in Radlett. I have two boys, both of whom are working and have experience of private and state education.  I was lucky in going to a brand-new Middle School and then Grammar School, in Poole, Dorset and have very fond memories of my school days, from which I developed a thirst for knowledge and learning eventually graduating from Southampton University with a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics. I was inspired whilst at

school and believe that every child should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in a safe and inspiring environment. I have a particular interest in SEND from personal experience and seen what achievements

have been achieved with the right support and environment. I started training as an accountant but decided that was not for me and went to work in the City for a global investment bank, firstly in IT and later in Research building up an expertise in Indices, eventually designing indices for a global index provider. After several years doing consultancy, I now work for a global data provider specialising in index data and also have an interest in a cryptocurrency fintech company.

Apart from being a governor and trustee, I am chair of Radlett 41 Club and on the committee for Radlett Horticultural Society. I am also a committee member for Mid-Chilterns CAMRA and editor of their magazine.

I also enjoy walking, cooking, reading and music; and would like to

finish my Private Pilot’s Licence one day.

Gayle Stewart

My name is Gayle Stewart. I was very happy to be elected as parent governor for George Street shortly after my daughter started school in 2021. I am a qualified primary school teacher and have been teaching at another local primary school since 2012. I am very passionate about education and believe that every child deserves to feel happy and safe in school and be given the right opportunities to enjoy and achieve their full potential. I am honoured to have the opportunity to help the school improve and thrive as my daughter embarks on her own learning journey as a George Street pupil. I hope that my knowledge and experiences as a primary school teacher and core subject leader will allow me to support Mrs Hughes and the rest of the governing body in continuing to raise standards for teachers and learners. Before I became a school teacher and a Mummy I trained in the performing arts and spent some years teaching drama at a local stage school. I love to draw, paint and craft in my spare time so I am particularly happy to have been made the link govenor for art and music as my first role. 

Nick read

I became a Parent Governor at George Street Primary School in December 2022 and have two children attending who are thoroughly enjoyed their time since joining. 

For the last 13 years, I have been working in primary schools across Hertfordshire – the last 7 of which have been as a Headteacher. My professional passions are ensuring every child can succeed no matter what their starting point; teaching pedagogy and planning; and the therapeutic approach to behaviour management. 

In my spare time, I like to go on dog walks, travel and spend time as a family - mainly at the zoo! I have lived locally in Hemel Hempstead for the past 10 years and am thrilled to join the governing body to ensure George Street delivers as best as it can on its vision and its values of being ready, respectful and safe. 


new Governors appointed Jan 2023 details to follow

* Chris Cole 

* Tomi Moronkola 




Governing Body details