Ullesthorpe Church of England Primary School

Governor Profiles

Name Deborah Tithecott
Main skills Teaching, English and SEND
Key governor responsibilities I am involved in most aspects of governance.
A bit about me I have been teaching for 23 years and have worked in three different schools. I started my career in a large city school then moved to Ullesthorpe after three years. I spent nine years teaching in EYFS, Years 1 and 2 and then Years 5 and 6. I left Ullesthorpe to take up a leadership role in another large school where I served for eight years. I returned to Ullesthorpe in January 2015 - my teaching spiritual home!
One thing I love about the school There is something very special to me about Ullesthorpe CE Primary School. I have the privilege of belonging to an incredible community where mutual support has enabled all who cross the school's threshold to thrive.


Name Emma Prokipczuk
Main skills Leadership and teaching
Key governor responsibilities I am involved in all areas of governance.
A bit about me I have been teaching for 19 years in five different schools. I was seconded as Headteacher at Ullesthorpe for the academic year 18/19. Since September 2019, I have been the Executive Principal for Ullesthorpe, All Saints Sapcote and Sharnford schools.
One thing I love about the school I love the family feel of our school and the way the staff, parents and governors all work together to provide the best possible educational experiences for our children. Ullesthorpe CE Primary School is a very special place.


Name Elizabeth Lockhart
Main skills Human resources, finance
Key governor responsibilities Vice-Chair
A bit about me I hold the position of Company Secretary within a Micro-SME business in management consultancy. I am a mother of two sons' who are within the primary trust. I have an MBA from the University of Leicester and Level 5 CIPD certificate in HRM. I love learning and the concept that 'we never stop learning and developing'. Being a governor at Ullesthorpe Primary School since late 2017 has been a thriving and dedicated experience.
One thing I love about the school The school continues to show strength in working towards its own values. The one thing that I love is that all the staff understand the importance of these values in their learning and are mindful of treating each student individually depending on their needs.


Name Clare Hammond
Main skills SEND
Key governor responsibilities Inclusion, Chair
A bit about me I have worked in schools my whole working life, first as a teacher for 15 years and now as a Play Therapist. Becoming a governor was a way for me to support the school. My two boys attend Ullesthorpe and we live locally with our dog and three chickens!
One thing I love about the school I love that Ullesthorpe Primary School has such a friendly atmosphere; how all the staff know the children and their individual personalities and needs so well. The school has a great community ethos.