Trust Advisory Group – NCD

Trust Advisory Group – NCD

 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 Megahy

For over three decades Alison has been involved in the delivery and leadership of academic and vocational learning. After working as a Head of Sixth Form/Assistant Headteacher in two large secondary schools, she took up a role as a Senior Advisor at Doncaster Local Authority, responsible for implementing the 14-19 strategy, monitoring activity across the borough’s secondary schools and supporting structural intervention. Alison is currently Vice Principal at Longley Park Sixth Form College in Sheffield, responsible for curriculum and quality. Throughout her career, Alison has persistently championed strategies to improve teaching, learning and assessment to impact positively on the life chances of young people.

Name:  Karen Green

I have been in Education since qualifying as Teacher of Physical Education in 1993. I firmly believe that all young people regardless of their background or barriers to learning should have access to a good standard of education that enables them to develop both academically and socially and emotionally. Many of my roles in the schools I have worked in have focussed on Pastoral and Inclusion as I feel strongly this supports the development of all young people.

I am currently Executive Headteacher of a Pupil Referral Unit in Doncaster which caters for pupils with SEMH and ASD need. A significant amount of my work is looking at how pupils can be engaged in their learning and appropriately supported to achieve their potential despite the barriers to learning they may have.

I currently have a son who is in Y12 at New College Doncaster. Out of work I am a keen runner and am a member of a local running club.


Name:  Linda Rave

Linda Rave has worked within Higher Education at University Centre, Doncaster College for over 10 years lecturing in business and human resources. More recently she has taken the role of Curriculum Performance and Development Manager. Prior to this she worked for the NHS in and organisational development role. Additionally she is a qualified HR professional and is a Chartered member of the CIPD.