Jane Cowell

Jane Cowell

Jane Cowell recently retired from the position of National Director of Young People’s funding with the Education and Skills Funding Agency 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.

Date of appointment  01/09/2018
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation N/A
Committee membershipGrowth and Development Committee (chair); Outcomes Committee; Chairs’ Committee; Remuneration Committee
Link Trustee RolesSafeguarding; Staffordshire and Merseyside Hub
Relevant business and pecuniary interests Trustee Love Music Trust. Governor of Reaseheath College. Governor of Sandbach School.
Attendance record 2020-21Trust Board 5/5; Outcomes Committee 4/4; Growth and Development Committee 6/6; Chairs’ Committee to 2/2