CEC Governor Appointed as National Leader of Governance

Cowes Enterprise College Chair of Governors, Ken Lloyd, has been appointed by the Department for Education (DfE) as one of only 65 National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) seen by the DfE as “key to sustained school improvement”.

Rachel Kitley, Cowes Enterprise College Principal, said:

“It has been a pleasure to work alongside Ken for the past three years. His leadership of the governing body brings a robust dimension that fits in well with the extremely competent and experienced group of governors we are fortunate to have.”

Baroness Barran, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System said:

“Effective governance absolutely underpins our continuing efforts to raise standards in our schools. Trustees and governors play a crucial role in our education system, serving with dedication and commitment for the benefit of our children and young people. I am delighted that we have designated new expert NLGs to support trustees and governors, particularly those in trusts and schools that are most in need.”

Designated NLGs have demonstrated the substantial governance experience and expertise needed to carry out the role to a high standard through a rigorous and externally moderated assessment process. The NLG Programme forms part of the DfE’s funded offer of improvement support for schools and trusts. The aim is to achieve sustainable change on boards with NLGs sharing their expertise and experience to build the capacity and skills of those involved in governance to positively shape the school or trust’s provision.

We are grateful to Ken for all he brings to Cowes Enterprise College and are delighted that his knowledge and expertise have been recognised at a national level.