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Charlotte Gomes

charlotte_gomesCharlotte 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_rowleyNeil 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_marshallDerek 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 nd two children in Watford.


Lucille Pollard

headteacherAs 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.  She is married and lives in Croxley Green. Her 3 children all attend 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.



Sanjay Gohel

My wife and I live in Croxley Green with our three children; my youngest son attends Yorke Mead School. I work as an IT Programme Manager for Connells Estate Agency Group. My hobbies include tennis; I have been a member of the local Croxley Tennis club for 20 years and I also enjoy cycling and swimming.


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.



Divya Malde

Divya was elected as a local authority governor in June 2017.  She sits on the Resources Committee as well as on the main board.  Divya is a chartered accountant with over 35 years experience.  Being a governor means I can give back to the community and be aware of what is happening in education.  Education of children is very important to their future success.

Ali Hall

I am the parent of a student 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.