Jane Cowell – Link Governor for Safeguarding, Attendance & Behaviour, Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Sixth Form
Jane was previously National Director of Young Peoples Funding with the ESFA where she was responsible for funding policy implementation and funding allocations to schools, colleges and other providers for 16-19 participation, post-16 High Needs Students and all post-16 Student Financial Support.
Jane has had a number of leadership and management roles in education spanning further education colleges, higher education, local authorities and the voluntary sector. When her children were young Jane worked as a self-employed consultant in the education area and during this time worked with Helena Kennedy QC on her review and report on widening participation. Jane’s son previously attended Sandbach School.
Jane is also a trustee of the Co-op Academies Trust where she chairs the Growth & Development Committee and is the Trust Board Lead for Safeguarding. Jane is also a Governor of Reaseheath College.