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Governor Profiles


Alex Pritchard – Head Teacher

I’ve taught for the past twenty years in a range of different Norfolk schools, both small and large, rural and urban. I currently live in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, with my wife Michaela, daughter Annabel and son Benji. I don’t have any spare time but if I did, I enjoy watching sports, especially Norwich City, and occasionally going out for an evening!

Sam Springall- Finance Officer

Hannah Lovett- Co-Opted Governor

Catherine Lovatt – Co-Opted Governor

I’m Catherine Lovatt and I am honoured to be a co-opted governor at Little Melton Primary School. My eldest son joined LMPS in Year 4 but has now moved on to Secondary School, whilst my youngest son joined Reception in 2018/19. They both enjoy(ed) attending the school and I am pleased that I will be able to give something back as a governor.

After a previous life as a University Administrator and then as an Editor, I entered teaching in 2003 and have taught in London, Hampshire and now Norfolk where I am Head of Social Sciences at Wymondham College.

In my free time (if I have any), I enjoy baking, making clothes, writing and reading; but most importantly I enjoy spending time with my children.


John Lawrence – Co-Opted Governor – Chair

I’m John Lawrence and I live in Little Melton with my wife, Stevie and children Charlotte, and triple boys Edward, James and Spencer; all attended the school. My eldest son Tom is a solicitor.

I am a retired solicitor from a practice that I started in Norwich in 1990.

I’m delighted to join the school as a governor and hope to bring my professional and life skills to help with the school’s progress.







Sue Head – Co-Opted Governor 

Hi, I’m Sue Head and am delighted to have been co-opted as a governor of Little Melton Primary. I live in the village with my partner Jeremy; both my children attended Little Melton so I have a long standing connection with the school.  I was a Primary teacher for 33 years and hope I can bring my knowledge and skills to assist with the school’s excellent progress.

In my spare time I have always been passionate about sailing and continue to work as an RYA Coach Assessor and volunteer as a Sailing Instructor. Now I have retired from teaching I can also pursue my other passion of travel to more far flung destinations.

Paul Fisher – Parent Governor

I was elected as a Parent Governor for the school in September 2020. I currently have two children attending Little Melton Primary School and am keen to support the school and the education of all the children attending.

I am a Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience working in the NHS in a range of clinical roles. I currently work as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of East Anglia in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapies.

Given my background I am very interested in Mental Health, Wellbeing and Education and I hope I can use my skills to support the school as a Parent Governor.



James Dickerson – Parent Governor

Hi, I’m James Dickerson and am very pleased to have been appointed a Parent Governor. We have lived in Norwich all our lives and moved to the village late 2015 and our son started at Little Melton Primary School September 2016, our other son is due to start Pre-school in 2017. I have worked in the Insurance sector for 20+ years and feel that I can bring my skill set to the Governing Body and make a positive difference and ensure the future success and development of the school for the pupils.

I enjoy reading in my spare time with my family, tending to our allotment and if there is any time left, playing golf.

Paul Linford – Co-Opted Governor

Hi, I’m Paul and I used to be a parent Governor but now I’m a community Governor. I live in Hethersett but all of my three children went to school at Little Melton before moving on to high school and University.  I am part of the finance committee and I’m also the Governor who monitors child protection within the school.

I spend a lot of my free time outdoors walking and photographing as well as ferrying our boys, who are club competition swimmers, around the country. I do quite a lot of photo work for the swim club and have also done some for the school in the prospectus and on the web site. I try to get into school when something with visual impact is going on and get some pictures – sometimes we can get these into the local papers and raise the community profile of LMPS even further. If you have an idea for a photo that would show off our great school, please come and talk to me or send an email.

In my day job I’m a chartered electronics engineer and founder and Chief Technical Officer of a small company called Syrinix. We are based at the Hethel Engineering Centre and currently employ eight people. It is surprising how many similarities there are between managing a small business and the finances of a small school!

Dagan Herculson – Co-Opted Governor

I have lived in Little Melton since 2011 with my wife and two children, both of whom currently attend the school.

Since graduating in Construction Management, I have worked in main contracting for the last 20 years, part of which included working on the original Norfolk & Norwich Hospital build and I hope that I can bring this knowledge and experience to further support the schools successful progress and attainment.

Like others my spare time is limited and largely taken up by family life but when possible, I enjoy watching football (NCFC!) and rugby.

 Alex Grant – Co-Opted Governor – Vice Chair

I’m Alex Grant and I’ve been a secondary history teacher since 2007. I live in Norwich with my wife, Stephanie (also a teacher), and our two young children. I taught in London until 2014 when we decided to move to Norfolk and I’m currently Head of History and Deputy Head of Sixth Form at Norwich School. I am delighted to have been co-opted as a governor at Little Melton and I hope that my background and experience in education will be of some use to the governing body and the school as a whole.

Dr James Desborough – Parent Governor

Hi I am James Desborough, I am delighted to be elected as a Parent Governor for the School in June 2021.  I have lived in Norfolk since 2004 and currently have two children attending Little Melton Primary School.  I am a Pharmacist by profession and currently work as an Associate Professor at UEA in the Department of Pharmacy.  I hope to support the school using my skills in healthcare, education and governance.  In my spare time I enjoy doing outdoor activities with the family and building our ‘Bake off’ repertoire.