I have spent all of my working life in education, with the majority of this time spent in Sawtry, and as such I was particularly pleased to be appointed as Principal of the Academy when it became part of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) in April 2015. I am committed to providing a high quality educational experience in a school that puts learning and individual achievement at the heart of everything it does and as such it has been an exciting period of rapid improvement and development for both staff and students at the Academy.
Sawtry Village Academy has high expectations of all its students and in return offers a high-quality education at the heart of its local community. We develop our students into successful, confident, responsible and employable citizens whilst providing a nurturing and supportive hub for students, their families and the wider community.
Following the most recent Ofsted inspection, January 2018, it is evident that students at Sawtry Village Academy benefit from good teaching by staff who have good subject knowledge and who continuously enhance their teaching skills to ensure the best possible progress and attainment outcomes for all students. There is an excellent standard of student care provided across the Academy by all staff and this ensures high aspiration for student attainment can be realised. Students benefit from following a broad and balanced curriculum which facilitates the development of the important skills of leadership, teamwork and co-operation through participation in a broad range of opportunities beyond the classroom such as sport, music and community involvement. In addition we expect students to engage in the completion of PLEDGES.
We expect students to work hard, developing resilience when the going gets tough and together we will celebrate their progress and achievements, whatever their level of success. We know that learning is at its best when staff, students and parents work closely together, so on behalf of the staff may I say that we look forward to meeting with you and seeing you at as many Academy events as possible. It is a privilege to be sharing the responsibility of educating the young people in our care.
The academy is under pinned and supported by the ethos and values of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT). The core of this philosophy is:
- Achievement for all
- Valuing People
- A high quality learning environment
- The pursuit of excellence
- Extending the boundaries of learning
I would be delighted to answer any questions you might have in person or via email. If you would like to meet with me, or would like to visit the new academy please do get in touch to arrange a convenient time.
I look forward to meeting you in the future and hope that you will join us in achieving the aim of knowing and supporting every student to achieve and enjoy their school experience.
Principal of Sawtry Village Academy