February 2017 Honorands

Jane Garvey

Jane Garvey is one of the leading female radio presenters of her generation. She started out in radio as a promotions assistant for Radio Wyvern working her way up to become news editor.

She joined BBC Hereford and Worcester as a reporter when the local radio station started in 1989, before becoming Breakfast show presenter.

Jane was the first voice heard on BBC Radio 5live when it launched at 5am on 28th March 1994. It was the start of a long running on air partnership with Peter Allen, first co-presenting the Breakfast show and later the Drivetime show. Together they won four Sony Gold awards and their relationship on air was described in The Times in 2002 as “a marriage made in radio heaven”

In October 2007 she joined BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour programme as the second principal presenter. She continues to be a regular presenter on Woman’s Hour and has recently rekindled her on-air relationship with Peter Allen presenting a new programme on BBC Radio 5live.

Jane has championed the cause of women in radio through her work as a patron for the organization Soundwomen (2011-2016). This was set up to raise the profile of women who work in the radio and audio industry and celebrate their achievements.

July 2017 Honorands

Dr Jane Doughty

Since becoming a qualified teacher in 1976, Dr Jane Doughty has held a variety of posts in education at school, local authority, regional, national and international level.

In recent years, Jane’s work has focused on improving pupil outcomes through designing, developing, and delivering leadership development, evaluation work and influencing government policy. For example, for the National College for Teaching and Leadership, she designed the structure, content and qualifications for a new “Leadership Curriculum” for all school leaders – middle leaders, senior leaders and those aspiring to be head teachers. Jane has advised international groups including leaders from India, Taiwan, Zambia and Thailand, to name a few, to adapt the National Professional Qualification for Headship programme for different countries’ contexts; she has been responsible for many leadership projects over the years, such as the review and development of National Standards for Head teachers in 2003-4.

Prior to her work for the National College, Jane worked as Senior Inspector with the Northamptonshire Inspection and Advisory Centre, an Ofsted inspector and she was the Headteacher of Duston Upper School for 10 years. She received a well-deserved CBE in 2014 for her services to education through her role as Director: Design and Development of leadership programmes at the National College.