Our People


Lucy Scott

Lucy is CEO of The Eastern Learning Alliance; a trust which works across the East of England and includes: primary, secondary and special school provision. 

Lucy is a global leader in education, supporting schools both nationally and internationally. Her experience includes leading schools which perform consistently at the top of UK league tables and improving schools which have been placed in special measures. She is a National Leader of Education and enjoys solving the daily challenges in education in order to make schools the most exciting places they can be.

Ryan Kelsall

Ryan is the Deputy CEO of Eastern Learning Alliance, a new role that he took on in September 2020, following five extremely successful years as the Principal of Impington Village College (IVC).

During his time as Principal, IVC consistently ranked in the top performing schools in Cambridgeshire and the top 10% nationally, while remaining true to its inclusive ethos annually supporting over 90 students with Educational Health Care Plans (EHCPs). Ryan’s commitment to inclusive practice is well known locally having chaired the East and South Cambridgeshire Inclusion Partnership (ESCIP) for the last four years, ensuring no students in the area have been permanently excluded and that the most vulnerable receive the additional support they require to succeed; based on this success he has recently taken on a similar role for the Cambridge city schools.


Tracey Sendall

Chief Financial Officer

Rhiannon Evans-Ali

Chief Communications Officer

John Sayer

Director of Estates

Mark Whicker

Director of Systems Strategy & Development


Rolf Purvis

Executive Headteacher


Victoria Hearn

Executive Headteacher

IB Cluster

Ryan Kelsall

Executive Headteacher

Free Schools

Clare Hargraves

Head of School

Cambridge Maths School

Mark Eastwood


Downham Market Academy

Chris Butler


Girton Glebe Primary School

Stephanie Smith

Head of School

The Cavendish School

Nick Harrison

Head of School

Vista Academy Littleport

Richard Auffret

Head of School

Witchford Village College

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