Ullesthorpe Church of England Primary School

Governor Profiles

Name Jane Robson
Main skills 
Key governor responsibilitiesChair of Governors
A bit about me 
One thing I love about the school 


NameDerri Coupland                                                                              
Main skillsSafeguarding
Key governor responsibilitiesCo-opted Governor
A bit about me

I am currently a Team Leader for Children and Young people who at risk of coming into care. I am passionate about Safeguarding and supporting families to stay together. I have recently been working in partnership with the NHS vanguard program and looking at how as practitioners we are able to take a more trauma informed approach when supporting families through difficult times. 

Prior to my role in children’s services, I have over 10 years experience managing early years settings. As well as watching children learn, develop and grow, I enjoyed supporting staff with their own professional development. 

Aside from my career, myself and my husband have two boys, one of which attends Ullesthorpe. We enjoy trips to theatre, seaside and theme parks. 

One thing I love about the school

One thing I love about Ullesthorpe school is the inclusivity - they support every student to do their best and offer so many different opportunities for all the pupils to enjoy. I feel very lucky that my boys have been part of such a wonderful school.



Sue Coupland


Main Skills



Key Governor responsibilitiesCo-opted governor
A bit about me

Although I originally trained as a teacher (specialist subject Art and PE), most of my career has been concerned with payroll and pensions - 10 years at managerial level with the Learning and Skills Council (formerly the Further Education Funding Council) followed by 10 years with a local university.

I am an avid believer in lifelong learning - you're never too young or too old - and have always especially enjoyed the training and development aspects of any roles I have been involved in.

Recently retired from full time employment, I now have time to pursue my interests in all things "crafty" and travel as much as possible, as well as spend valuable time with our two children and three grandchildren. Our eldest grandson is currently a pupil at Ullesthorpe.


One thing I love about the school


The school is exceptional at being inclusive and transformative, enabling pupils (and their parents) to feel supported and valued so that the child's potential can be nurtured and realised.



NameMatthew Greenaway                                                                                            
Main skillsIT, Media Design and Production.
Key governor responsibilitiesParent Governor
A bit about meI'm passionate about seeing individuals and organisations realise and fulfill their potential. I was self-employed as a Multimedia Designer for a number of years before working for a national christian charity in a similar capacity. I am a Director of a local family owned company, which was the motivation to move to Ullesthorpe with my wife and our 2 sons.
One thing I love about the schoolThe school is excellent at celebrating success, devising methods and initiatives to encourage and spur on the children's achievements.


Patricia Hancock


Main Skills 

Administration & Communication


Key Governor Responsibilities 

Foundation Governor

A bit about me

Over 40 years’ experience including time in the military, public service, private business & retail.  Married in 1983, mother of 2 wonderful daughters and blessed with an amazing grandson.  I’ve worshiped at St Peter’s Church, Claybrooke Parva since we moved into the village in 1997.  I am an active member of the church, and joined the PCC in 2007.  I try to live my life by WWJD… What Would Jesus Do and as a Foundation Governor, hope to encourage this Christian ethos and build on the good work already being done within the school.

One thing I love about the school

The support and spiritual development - Its Christian vision encourages the children to care and improve the lives of others, to have respect and cultural understanding, so that all the children feel included and able to flourish in the knowledge that all God’s children are valued.



Abi Wilson                                                                                   

Main skills Leadership, Negotiation, Communication, Finance...and the arts. 
Key governor responsibilities Parent Governor
A bit about me

I'm a parent to 2 boys at Ullesthorpe, I'm married and also & own a giant ex racer greyhound!


I've been in retail buying for 20 years, & I love photography, beach life & interiors. I recently started running (to keep up with the boys!) & I am a Team Manager at Lutterworth Rugby club, it's a busy life!

One thing I love about the school I love the inclusivity of Ullesthorpe, and feel very privileged that my children are able to attend such a fantastic school. 
NameEmma Darragh
Main skillsLeadership and teaching
Key governor responsibilitiesI am involved in all areas of governance.
A bit about meI have been teaching for 23 years in five different schools. I am currently the Executive Principal of Ullesthorpe, All Saints, Sharnford and Claybrooke Primary School as well as an Improvement Lead across IPAT.
One thing I love about the schoolI 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.



Ali Hartley


Main skills

EYFS Teacher, Science Lead, School Council


Key governor responsibilitiesTeacher Governor
A bit about meI have been the EYFS teacher at Ullesthorpe CE Primary School since 2015.   I have been a teacher for 19 years and have previously taught in both Key Stage 1 & 2. Currently I lead the subject of Science, striving to promote and support the quality of teaching and learning in this area of the curriculum.  I enjoy teaching phonics and there is a nothing more rewarding to than seeing a child learn to read.  I am driven to supporting every pupil, member of staff and our community to shine.  
One thing I love about schoolOur school is a s special place which promotes positive Christian and British values.   I believe this helps the children believe in themselves and teaches them to respect others.  Mrs Tithecott's assemblies are a very special time of worship and celebration.