Directors

Alan Bindley Alan Bindley

Alan Bindley is both a Director and Chair of the Trust Board. He has lead responsibilities for Performance Management and Reward.

Alan attended Montsaye himself and is now a Relationship Director for Barclays Bank, a position he has held since 2001. However, he has worked for Barclays Bank plc for the past 35 years, undertaking roles from cashier to his current position where he is Bank Manager to 50 corporate clients.

He holds the Bankers’ professional qualification and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (A.C.I.B)

Linda Brooks

Linda Brooks recently retired as the Executive Principal/Chief Executive Officer of Manor Learning Trust having over twenty years of experience at Principal and Executive Principal / CEO level. She has successfully led and managed two large secondary schools and a growing Multi-Academy Trust, encompassing both secondary and primary schools. During her senior leadership tenures, she led schools to six Ofsted Inspections graded as ‘good’ or ‘good with outstanding features’.

Linda has a MA in Education Leadership backed up by experience in leading and managing people; implementing successful organisational development and change; finance and budgetary management including securing capital funding, site and premises management, health and safety, implementing curriculum development and change; securing school effectiveness through implementation of high-quality teaching and learning strategies, effective and robust performance management processes and rigorous school policy frameworks.

Outside of education Linda enjoys reading, hill walking, running and cookery.

Ann DaveyAnn Davey

Ann Davey is Executive Head teacher of Havelock Infants and Havelock Junior Schools and the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Trust.

Educated in Yorkshire, Ann then attended Birmingham University graduating with an English and Philosophy degree. She then worked in sales and recruitment consultancy for several years before returning to education to complete her PGCE at Leeds University. Ann has completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship and is a Local Leader of Education which enables her to support other schools in Northamptonshire.

Ann has taught throughout the primary age range at a number of schools in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. She started her career at Stilton Primary School as a Reception/Year 1 teacher. Whilst bringing up her own family she worked as a supply teacher and part time SEN support teacher at a number of schools in Northamptonshire including Barton Seagrave Primary and Latimer Secondary School. She then joined Thrapston Primary School as SEN Coordinator and whilst there taught year groups from Reception to Year 4 and carried out roles as PSHE Coordinator, Literacy Coordinator, Governor and Assistant Head Teacher. Having successfully completed her National Professional Qualification for Headship she joined Trinity Lower School at Aldwincle as Head Teacher and Year 4 teacher. She then moved to Havelock Infant school and has been there for 8 years.

As the Primary representative for the Trust Board Ann is responsible for representing the views of all the Primary Schools in MCLP and ensuring the best education possible for all children within those schools.

Jill MooreJill Moore

Jill Moore has been a Director since the formation of MCLP trust in 2013 and was its Chair between September 2015 and February 2017. She also Chairs the School Improvement Board at Montsaye Academy.

Jill has taught Science, Physics and Chemistry throughout the secondary age range at a number of schools after working as a Research Assistant for ICI paints division.
During her teaching career Jill held a number of posts including Head of Science and Senior Leader (Curriculum). She then went on to be a Local Authority Senior Science Adviser and Attached Inspector for a cluster of schools. In this role Jill provided advice and support for both primary and secondary schools, as well as running county training for the improvement of teaching. During this time, she trained to be an Ofsted Inspector for both primary and secondary schools, and later gained a warrant as a Registered Inspector.

Jill then joined the Science National Strategies providing training for consultants and local authorities. Whilst retaining a responsibility for aspects of the Science National Programme she became a Senior Regional Director for the SE area leading on school improvement. This included working closely with local authority advisory teams and school leaders.

Lisa PrudenLisa Pruden

Lisa Pruden is a Trust Board Director and is the current Vice-Chair. She is also Chair of the MCLP Chairs Group and Chair of Governors at Rushton Primary School.

Lisa has a BSc in Psychology and gained Qualified Teacher Status through the Graduate Teacher Programme. She also has a Certificate in Counselling Skills and has undertaken a series of courses related to her role as a School Governor.

Having started her career in Training & Development within the retail industry, she moved into the Public Sector as a Probation Service Officer, training and counselling offenders. She then went on to teach at KS5 in a local Outstanding Secondary School, becoming Head of Department and working alongside other Heads to run the Social Science Faculty in the absence of a Head of Faculty. During this time, she helped to develop the Pupil Mentoring Programme, training other staff in key skills and producing supporting documentation for them. She has also run her own businesses giving a tangible insight into Accounts, HR and Marketing. She currently owns and runs and coffee house and restaurant.

Bryan Steers

Bryan Steers is currently a Project Management Consultant for Blind Melon Ltd and has a career working in this area for a wide range of diverse clients including Warner Bros Studios, National Grid, Centre Parcs, The Ministry of Defence, Cambridge University Press, Jaguar Land Rover, CSC, Sainsburys and Transport for London.  Additionally, he is the Event Director for Yeehaw UK Country Music Festival and the co-founder and former director of Fragers Ltd, a mobile video gaming platform company.

Bryan holds the Prince 2 Project Management qualification as well as the Association of Project Management Qualification, Information Technology Infrastructure Library v3 and Microsoft Technical qualifications.