Trust Advisory Group – NCD

Trust Advisory Group – NCD


 Name:  Lisa Fox

Lisa started her teaching profession in 1993 and worked at Bruntcliffe School as a Modern Foreign Language Teacher. She progressed to being the Deputy Headteacher, leading on curriculum. In 2012 she moved to Kettlethorpe School where she was the Deputy Headteacher, Teaching and Learning. In 2015 she earned her first headship at The Hayfield School in Doncaster. She has been there ever since. She is relentlessly passionate about making school memorable for all the right reasons; securing strong relationships, providing a first class curriculum, high quality teaching and learning and really preparing young people for real life. She is also keen on her sport and the opportunities that creates for young people to grow and develop too. In particular she follows Rugby and Netball.

 Name:  Neal Craven

I am the commercial partner in a small property letting and management business, I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and deal with most aspects of commercial property. I have worked in private practice and have been based in Doncaster since the mid 1980’s.

I was a governor at my local primary school and a governor representative on the North Lincolnshire Council Children & Young People Scrutiny Panel later the People Scrutiny Panel. I am currently a member of the Westwoodside Academy Trust Board.

I am an active member of our Haxey Parochial Church Council.

I have two children, my daughter was part of the first cohort to join NCD in September 2017. My son is 3 school years younger.

Name:  Michael Whitehead

Freelance web developer and writer. Currently working on my first book – ‘The Golf Lovers Guide To Scotland’ – commissioned by publishers, Pen & Sword.

As a web developer I’m currently focused on front-end languages (HTML, CSS & Javascript) but also competent in some back-end languages (Ruby On Rails & PHP).

Previously, over 10 years background in the financial services industry across numerous international jurisdictions with board level experience for one of the largest banking institutions in the world.’

Name:  Alison Coates

I have worked for DMBC within the Education sector for 15 years, primarily working in the Special Educational Needs arena.  My current role is Parent Support Adviser at school in Doncaster.  My job role is varied and includes safeguarding and Looked After Child responsibilities.

Previously to this I worked for the Nationwide Building Society for 18 years.

I have two sons – one is currently attending NC Doncaster studying Public Services.

I have a wide and varied knowledge of the local authority and services available to young people.