Snarestone Church Of England Primary School

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  1. Our School
  2. Meet the Governors










Mrs Suzanne Uprichard- Our Chair of Governors

Type of Governor: Foundation

​Appointment start date: 24.05.2018 Appointment end date: 23.05.2022 

Sub-Committee serves on: 

​Hello! As an experienced governor, I am privileged to be able to support Snarestone C of E primary school to provide the best possible education for all its pupils. 





Mr Brian Davies - Our Vice Chair of Governors
 Type of Governor: Local Authority (LA)

​Appointment start date: 13.03.2018 Appointment end date: 12.03.2022 

Sub-Committee serves on: Personnel & Finance (Chair) and Pay Committee, ​Allegations, Complaints and Appeals

​Hello! I have been associated with the school since 1973. My two children went through the school in the 90’s during which time I was on the PTA and chaired it for a couple of years. I was asked if I would like to be a parent governor in the late 1990’s and have been on the Governing body ever since! I also held the position of chair for a few years. I stepped back into the ‘ranks’ when the governors at Ibstock Community College asked me to be Chair there. I still love being associated with Snarestone school and the kids.

Mrs Julie Clamp
Type of Governor: Foundation

Appointment start date: 01.09.2016 Appointment end date: 31.08.2020

Sub-Committee serves on: Personnel & Finance, Pay Committee, Cygnets Pre-School

​​​I have been involved with the school since the late 1960’s when I myself attended the school. All three of my children have also attended. My Dad was a Governor here for 35 years and to keep my family link , I became a Governor in 1999. I have lived in the village all my life and am an active member of the Church, village panto and gardening club. I also enjoy walking, cycling and reading when I have some spare time! I am actively involved with the School Council and have been the Chair of Governors. 


Mr Adrian Green 

Type of Governor: Staff

Appointment start date: 24.11.2017 Appointment end date: 23.11.2021

Sub-Committee serves on: Health & Safety/Premises

I am a retired police officer and worked for the West Midlands Police for 27 years. My link with the school is through my two children being ex-pupils and I currently work within the school as a support assistant   I am actively involved with the school’s two football teams and its great to see so many children wanting to join. We chose Snarestone School for our children because we loved the caring family atmosphere and being a Governor is helping to build on these values.


Mr Tim Jewitt - Our Headteacher

Type of Governor: Staff

Appointment start date: 01.09.16 Appointment end date: 31.08.2025

Sub-Committee serves on: Curriculum, Health & Safety/Premises, ​Personnel & Finance, Pay, Cygnets Pre-School





Mrs Deborah Evans

Type of Governor: Foundation

Appointment start date: 13.03.2015 Appointment end date: 13.03.2019

Sub-Committee serves on: Curriculum (Chair), Pay Appeals (Chair), ​Allegations, Complaints and Appeals (Chair)

​I have lived in the village for over 20 years and both of my children attended the school. For my job, I am a chief executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
I also write and appear in the local pantomime, having starred as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Prince Charming to name a few! And more recently due to ageing, as an ogre and evil baroness! I am also active in the local church.
I have been a Governor of the school for 15 years, holding the position of Chair in past years. I also sing and organise the Snarestone Choir.





Mrs Elaine Bowman

Type of Governor: Foundation

Appointment start date: 01.01.2016 Appointment end date: 31.12.2019

Sub-Committee serves on: Personnel & Finance (Vice-Chair), Pay Committee (Chair) 

​I have three children, one who is now an adult and twins who are currently in year 4. I moved to Snarestone village around four years ago and moved my children into the school shortly after. I work as a Compliance Manager for a company within the Motorsport, Aerospace and Defence Sectors focussing on Business Management Systems with a high emphasis on Quality. Out of work hours, horses and pretending to be a farmer (not a real full time one like Mr Lovett, who is also a governor of the school!) take my time. I am looking forward to becoming more actively involved with the school particularly having seen first hand the improvements in my own children's education and social development since becoming pupils at the school.


Reverend Sue Bradley

Type of Governor: Ex-Officio

Appointment start date: 01.04.2016 Appointment end date: 31.03.2026

Sub-Committee serves on: Non - due to work commitments and time constraints

Hello! I’m Rev Sue Bradley and I am the Team Vicar for the Appleby Group of churches, in the Woodfield Team. As such I sit as a Governor for Snarestone CoE Primary School. I’m new to this role but hopefully learning fast! I visit school regularly to lead Collective Worship, and will be getting more involved from the Autumn Term. I have been Team Vicar since October 2015, prior to that I was in Higher Education and originally a children’s nurse. I live in Appleby and have a lovely springer spaniel called Wyllm. He and I enjoy lots of walking, especially along the canal around Snarestone, so I may meet you there!


Mr John Wilebur

Type of Governor: Foundation

Appointment start date: 03.12.2015 Appointment end date: 02.12.2019

Sub-Committee serves on: Curriculum, Pay Appeals, ​Health & Safety/Premises (Chair), Cygnets Pre-School (Chair)

I have recently retired from work having spent 45 years in mining. Both my daughters attended Snarestone School, during which time I served on the PTA and served as Parent Governor. I now have 4 grandchildren at the school and I am really enjoying being back involved with the school community.
I am a Level 3 Community First Responder and currently Chairman of the West Leicestershire C.F.R. Group. I am actively involved in training first aid all over our area.












Mr Mark Eydman

Type of Governor: Clerk to Governors

Appointment start date: 13.06.2018 Appointment end date: 12.06.2028

When my first daughter joined Ashby Church of England School in 1997, I quickly found myself on the PTA becoming Chair in due course. Joining the Governors followed as did the position of Chair which I am still proud to hold.

As part of a "portfolio career", I now Clerk for three Leicestershire schools and provide specific support to others when asked. (I successfully completed The National Clerks' Development Programme in 2016) I also train Governors for LCC with a focus on Strategic Governance.

In my "spare" time, I travel with my wife, run for the Ivanhoe Runners and manage local woodland as a Founder Member of the Heartwood Community Woodfuel Group.


Mr Paul Heard

Type of Governor: Parent

Appointment start date: 19.03.18    Appointment end date: 18.03.21

Sub-Committee serves on: Personnel & Finance

I am the father of a pupil at the school and have 3 other children.  I have a 2:1 (Hons) Business Studies Degree and was the Managing Director of a large automotive car manufacturer in Derby for 9 years and am now an independent automotive consultant.  In my spare time I like to keep fit, and I coach (FA qualified!) my son's under 8's football team, and am now a parent governor!  I'm a family man and married to the Chair of the PTA.


Mr Felan Hennigan

Type of Governor: Parent

Appointment start date: 19.03.18    Appointment end date: 18.03.21

Sub-Committee serves on: Curriculum (Vice-Chair)

I moved to Twycross in 2015 with my wife and 3 children.  We took an instant liking to Snarestone Primary and decided on it for our children due to the warm, friendly, family orientated atmosphere.  Having always had an avid interest in education, a recent change in job roles to Head of Catering and Facilities at a local school affords me the time to get more involved in the school as a parent governor, something I'm really looking forward to.  Outside of work, my interests include walking, travelling, sport (more watching than playing these days!) and Coventry City Football Club.


Mr Robert Walsh

Type of Governor: Foundation

Appointment start date: 24.05.18    Appointment end date: 23.05.22 

Sub-Committee serves on: Curriculum, Allegations, Complaints & Appeals, Cygnets Pre-school