Our Academy Council meets in full a minimum of once per half term with each Academy champion also meeting once per term to focus in detail on their assigned champion area. Our councillors also regularly visit the academy and are often in attendance at our parent consultations and wider academy events.

Further information about all of our councillors, their interest areas, attendance and terms of office can be found by clicking on the document below.

SJA Interests register amended 25.09.18 v1

Academy Council 2018-19

Ms Jackie Gibbs (Chair, SEND and vulnerable pupils, Community and Stakeholders)

Mrs Natalie Gadsby (Student experience)

Mrs Louise Spinks (Personal development, Welfare and safeguarding)

Mr William Connolly (Achievement)

Mr David Bridgeman (CMAT councillor)

Mrs Jane Dooley (CMAT executive Primary Director, Achievement)

Mrs  Sarah Flack (SJA Principal)

Mrs Becky Dear (SJA Assistant Principal)

Sawtry Junior Academy is currently looking for new Academy Councillors from the local community. If you feel you are able to commit to working with us on our continued improvement and development journey, please get in touch.

If you are interested in joining our Academy Council please find below the application documents and skills matrix.

Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about the role, please contact the Academy. Our Principal Mrs Flack, the Executive Director Mrs Dooley, our Academy council chair or any of our current councillors would be happy to discuss the role further with you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

SJA Academy Councillor Recruitment Letter Application form Governance SJA and SVA 2017 CMAT Academy Council skills matrix

To contact the Academy Council Chair please send your correspondence to:

Ms J Gibbs

C/O Sawtry Junior Academy

Middlefield Road



PE28 5SH