Ullesthorpe Church of England Primary School

Governor Profiles

Name Matthew Greenaway                                                                                            
Main skills IT, Media Design and Production.
Key governor responsibilities Parent Governor
A bit about me I'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 school The school is excellent at celebrating success, devising methods and initiatives to encourage and spur on the children's achievements.

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. 


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.


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 Clare Hammond
Main skills SEND
Key governor responsibilities Inclusion
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.



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. 





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.