Directors

Lisa PrudenLisa Pruden

Lisa Pruden is a Trust Board Director and is the current 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.

Alan Bindley Alan Bindley

Alan is both a Director and Vice Chair of the Trust Board with lead responsibilities for Performance Management and Reward.

A former pupil of the Havelock Schools in Desborough and of Montsaye he has worked for the last 37 years for Barclays Bank where he has held the role of Relationship Director since 2001. In this role he is responsible for the care and control of up to 35 corporate connections with turnover between the ranges from £6.5M per annum to £50M per annum.

Prior to taking a position as Director of the Trust Board Alan was a Governor and the Chair of Governors at Havelock Infant School. His other interests outside of work include being Secretary of Desborough Town Cricket Club and being a qualified Level 3 cricket umpire officiating as a panel umpire in the Northamptonshire Cricket League.

Craig CharterisCraig Charteris

Craig Charteris is a Trust Board Director representing the Diocese of Peterborough.  He is the Head Teacher of Hayfield Cross Church of England School in Kettering which he has led since its inception from before it was built in 2015.  Craig has a local connection, living in Desborough and having seen all three of his children pass through the Monstaye cluster. 

Craig qualified with BA(Ed) Hons from Canterbury Christ Church University and has taught in Northamptonshire for over 20 years in a range of different schools.  He holds a Masters Degree in professional Studies in Education, a Certificate in Professional Studies and the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers for which he is now also an accredited assessor.

He first became a Headteacher in 2010 at Trinity Lower School near Oundle.  During his time there he was the Chair of the local schools cluster and sat on the steering group for the 2-3 tier change that took place in the area.  He was also seconded by the local authority and Diocese to take on the role as Consultant Head for a school in difficulty to address the capacity of leadership and improve teaching and learning.  Prior to headship he was an Advanced Skills Teacher working with a range of schools specialising in behaviour.

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.

Dawn Simpson Lane

Dawn Simpson Lane is a Trust Director. She was appointed in November 2018.

She brings to the Trust a vast array of HR skills, gained over the last 25 years. She has worked in various organisations during her career and is currently the Managing Director of Lanes Employment Solution Specialists Ltd which is an Employment and HR Consultancy based in Northamptonshire which specialises in giving support and guidance to businesses of all sizes on all employment matters.

She has expertise in a diverse range of HR areas, including Employment Law, Change Management, Leadership Development, Organisational Change, HR Planning Budget Control and Strategic Growth. 

She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD Institute with CIPD certification of 20+ years and holds a Higher Diploma in Child Psychology.

Adrian CummingsAdrian Cummings

Adrian Cummings is a Trust Director. He was appointed in January 2019.

He brings to the Trust a wide range of governance, risk and operational skills gained over the last 40 years, having worked in a number of organisations during his career, both in the UK and abroad.  He is currently the Managing Director of a consultancy company that provides regulatory compliance guidance and audit to financial services firms nationally and internationally and MD of a financial services company.

He has expertise in a broad range of business environments and is able to advise on system, control and risk frameworks, including a broad range of corporate governance and business areas including strategic business direction, company law and finance.

Adrian is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.

Joanne WoodsJoanne Woods

Joanne Woods was a School Governor at Montsaye Academy from January 2015 and a member of the School Improvement Board at the school from January 2017 until March 2019, successfully supporting the school to come out of special measures.

Joanne has a BA (Hons) in History and Politics, a Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance and is a member of the Career Development Institute.

For 30 years Joanne has worked in the field of careers guidance providing independent and impartial advice and information to students aged 13-19 across a number of secondary schools in Northamptonshire. Whilst working as the Lead for CE/IAG she has been a KS4 and a sixth form mentor. She has also run training courses for schools and both trained and mentored careers advisers. She has used this experience to undertake a child welfare role for a number of local voluntary organisations.         

Julie EdwardsJulie Edwards

Julie Edwards was a member of Montsaye Academy School Improvement Board between September 2017 and March 2019, successfully supporting the school to come out of special measures.

After a career in schools spanning 25 years, including posts as head of year, science subject leader and a member of SLT, Julie joined Northamptonshire Inspection and Advisory Service (NIAS) and became County Adviser for Science. In this role, she led the science team, advising on specialist science teaching and learning for 4-19 year olds and worked in whole school improvement, both in a number of Local Authorities.

Julie became an Ofsted inspector for science and ICT.  She later retrained to be able to inspect under the new frameworks and worked as an Additional Inspector for both primary and secondary inspections until the summer of 2015.

Julie went on to join the National Strategies as a Regional Adviser, specialising in science, working with many different schools, settings and Local Authorities, mainly in the South West of England, in different situations and with diverse needs.