Length of Service on the Board – From August 2011
Building on over 30 years experience in education Meryl White works with a wide range of clients in education, learning and skills sectors. She held, until she retired in 2009, a senior post within a South Yorkshire local authority, providing strategic direction and leadership to raise the aspirations of young people, enable partnership working between education providers and widen curriculum choice for 11-19 year olds in schools, colleges and work based learning. She has wide experience of planning, collaborative working, performance management, self-evaluation, curriculum development and project leadership.
Meryl is also a cookery writer with the publication of Grandma Abson’s Traditional Baking, a collection of her Grandmother’s recipes. She is keen to share her passion for baking and delivers talks and demonstrations on traditional baking to baking devotees, intriguing memories for culinary nostalgics and invaluable hints for those new to baking.
Meryl gives of her time in a voluntary capacity as a trustee of the National Board of Young Enterprise and the Chair of the South Yorkshire Young Enterprise Board.
Meryl brings experience, intellectual commitment to achievement for all, value for relationships and enthusiasm for the work of staff and students at Doncaster College.
She enjoys gardening, swimming and reading in her spare time.