Our Staff

Trust Leadership Team

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.

Rolf Purvis

Executive Headteacher
Downham Market Academy &
Witchford Village College

Clare Hargraves

Clare Hargraves

Headteacher
Cambridge Mathematics School

Donna Hubbard-Young

Donna Hubbard-Young

Head of School
Chesterton Community College

Mark Eastwood

Mark Eastwood

Head of School
Downham Market Academy

Chris Butler

Chris Butler

Headteacher
Girton Glebe Primary School

Victoria Hearn

Victoria Hearn

Principal
Impington Village College

Stephanie Smith

Deputy Headteacher
The Cavendish School

Richard Auffret

Richard Auffret

Head of School
Witchford Village College

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