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George Street Primary And Nursery School

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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.

Simon Bannister 

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Tomi Moronkola

I joined George Street Primary as a governor in January 2023, motivated by wanting to support the school in achieving its vision to become a place ‘where learning comes alive’. Primary school can have a profound impact on the way we go on to navigate our lives as adults and I’m keen to make sure that every child that attends George Street has the best possible start. I had a wonderful primary (and secondary) school experience and I believe being the only Nigerian in my school gave me a unique perspective on how to ensure that every child, no matter their background, feels listened to, valued and cherished. I currently work as the Chief of Staff in London government and prior to that I’ve worked in highly strategic policy-focused roles. I hope to use my skills and experience in my position as a governor to support the school’s success.

As a Christian, my faith is incredibly important to me, so governs how I live my life and my values. I also love spending time with family and friends, usually over food (that I’ve cooked or in restaurants), taking my dog Zuri for long walks and growing things in my vegetable garden.

Danielle Sherlock

Since my son started reception at George Street, I was keen to become involved more in the school community and was very pleased to become appointed as a parent Governor in October 2023. Being born and educated in Hemel Hempstead I am passionate about the future of children that come from the area. I believe all children, with their individual needs, have the right to feel safe, seen and heard at school and most of all have a happy educational experience. Aside from being a mum to 2, I have worked for a Global manufacturing company for the last 18 years managing several IT teams. I hope that my experience in the diverse roles that I have had and my drive to see the children of George Street succeed will have a positive impact on the school.


Kevin Hallahan

My name is Kevin.  I am parent of a child currently in year 1 of the school.  By profession I am a registered Learning Disabilities nurse.  This work has given me a broad perspective on the ways we can support our young people to achieve their potential. 

I currently work for the NHS in the Integrated Care Board.  My role currently is to support health equality for all people in Hertfordshire and West Essex.  I have a good degree of experience in governance and developing and ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction through this work.  I also have a good degree of experience in working with Executive leaders on their accountability for performance and effectiveness including financial performance and value for money.

With this above experience I can bring both the parent point of view and also the experience from the professional space to add value to this role to support excellent outcomes for our young people.  




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