Academy Council

Welcome from the Chair of the Academy Council

The Academy Council for St Peter's CofE Academy is the governing body that has responsibility for ensuring the clarity of vision, direction and ethos for the Academy; for holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of pupils and for ensuring value for money.

The Academy Council contains both elected parent and staff representatives as well as representatives appointed by the Woodard Academies Trust and the Diocese of Lichfield Board of Education. We're incredibly fortunate at St Peter's to have currently a wealth of experience and expertise on the Academy Council, including senior leaders in education. We all want to do the very best to ensure that every pupil at St Peter's CofE Academy has the best start in life by having a first-class education.

As Academy Councillors, we take great pride in the achievements of our pupils and appreciate attending awards evenings and performances. If you need to speak with us please make contact as appropriate through the

Canon Andrew Wickens
Chair, Academy Council

Contact Us

If you wish to contact a member of the Academy Council please email our Clerk Sue Hawley


Or by post…..


Sue Hawley,

Clerk to the Academy Council,

St Peter’s CofE Academy,

Fenton Manor,






Please click below to be directed to the WAT Governance page

Woodard Academies Trust

Academy Council Members







Wat Appointment & LDBE

Rev Andrew Wickens

Vice Chair

WAT Appointment

Mark Kent

WAT Appointment & LDBE

Ven Matthew Parker


WAT Appointment


Sara Goddard


WAT Appointment


Rev Andrew Day


WAT Appointment


Kara Walley


WAT Appointment


Adam Yates


Parent Councillor


Sheena Podmore


WAT Appointment


Tracy Critchley


Staff Councillor


Andrew Davies




Michael Astley


Clerk to the Academy Council


Sue Hawley



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