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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.

Natalie Cain 

My name is Natalie Cain. I am a Local Authority Governor and was elected in September


I am the link Governor for the Pupil Premium, Sports Premium and Finance roles.

My background is heavily finance related. I am a Partner in a local firm of

financial planners and investment managers.

I have a big affiliation with George Street as it was the primary school I attended

and I have nothing but happy memories. My son is in Year 2.

Outside of work we love being outdoors as a family, usually chasing after our dog Cooper!

Malcolm Proudley 

I have been a school governor for George Street Primary School for approximately

the last three and a half years. My current role within the full governing body is school

curriculum and standards, this role includes a link with the schools current lead(s)

for Mathematics and Science.

When in industry I was a chartered engineer, before entering the teaching profession

when the aircraft industry began fall into decline. After obtaining the relevant PGCE,

I then taught at Secondary, Further and HE levels, finally retiring as a Deputy Director

of Technology in a large inner London all through College.

I believe that every pupil matters and should be encouraged and developed in

order to reach a highest potential as is possible whether this is at an age related level or above.

Sadakat Khan

I have two children who attend the school, I born and raised in Hemel Hempstead

local to this school.  Educated locally and have a BA Hons degree in Business Studies,

currently working as a Store Manager.  I bring my management experience and

my positive vibrant personality to the governing body as a parent governor.

Lee Shane

I was delighted to be appointed Governor for George Street in January 2020. I hope my experience in education (having taught in the FE sector from 2004 - 2012 and in the Primary sector since 2012) and enthusiasm will enable me to make a valuable contribution to both the school and the wider community. I am currently an Assistant Head Teacher in a two form entry primary school. 

I enjoy reading and playing football when time allows as well as finding adventure with my two children who also attend George Street. I have lived in Hemel Hempstead since 2007 after moving here from London.

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.


Somasekhara Pemmireddy

I have always been passionate about helping others and contributing my best to future generations. Recently been given an opportunity to join the team as a governor at George Street Primary School.  I have 19 + years of experience in various industry including the Police and the Army.  

Throughout the years of experience, I have learnt to grow respect for human behaviours and appreciate the reason behind each behaviour.  I do believe schools are one of the leading platforms that help encourage future generations with positive behaviours. I like to think that our actions today will determine the future of the next generations, hence I am volunteering as a governor to provide the required assistance to school senior leadership to design and deliver adequate policies and to make sure the set curriculum is followed appropriately.  

Thank you for everyone’s trust and support to George Street Primary School