Academy Council (Governing Body)

Sawtry Village Academy officially joined the CMAT family in April 2015. The Trust was formed with a simple and clear vision: ‘to ensure high quality education at the heart of the community.’

Each academy within the CMAT family retains their own Academy Council (Governing Body), identity and individuality.

While the Trust is the employer of all staff, it has delegated powers to the Sawtry Academy Council to exercise governance arrangements for this academy within the Trust.

The Academy Council is focused upon the individual school context, monitoring standards and achievement, and their local community needs and aspirations.

  • Setting strategic priorities and plans
  • Monitoring standards and achievement within the school
  • Ensuring Trust policies are implemented
  • Engaging with all stakeholders to improve outcomes
  • Supporting and positively challenging practices within the Academy, through the School Leadership Team.

Academy Council Members

CMAT interest register SVA 2017

Martin Coote– Chair of Academy Council

Should you wish to contact the Chair, please use the following correspondence: Mr M Coote Chair of Academy Council, Sawtry Village Academy, Fen Lane, Sawtry, PE28 5TQ

Sarah Wilson – Principal of Sawtry Village Academy

Richard Tuplin – Community Council Member

Gary Everett – Parent Council Member

Martin Goodliffe – Vice Chair Parent Council Member

Roger Moor – Associate Council Member

Mark Woods – CMAT Chief Executive Officer: Safe Guarding link

Pete Evens- Staff Council Member

Cora Davies- Staff Council Member: Special Educational Needs link

Penny Cooper – Trust Appointed Council Member



For a full list:
For details of the new DCSF website created for Governors:


Minutes of meetings are available on request from:

If you would like to contact our Academy Council please email on:


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