Week beginning Monday 9th December - Year 10
Our Year 10 football team have struggled to get a full team together during the last couple of years. This year Mr Tatton has organised a team and entered our Year group into the district league. Despite a heavy defeat against Cheslyn Hay in our first game we galvanised the troops, put in a great performance with a narrow defeat against Netherstowe.
Justin Bird, our left winger made a sweet run through the defenders then slotted it past the keeper! Despite conceding four goals and all of our defenders lacking experience, our back line is gaining more confidence every day.
The next day, we had our first home game against the Friary, and we won our first point! It was something for the team to take away with pride after a late equalizer from George Carnell. This result was also aided by the heroic goalkeeping performance of Kyle Langston. We are not only hopeful for the future, but also thankful for the support, faith and managerial brilliance that Mr Tatton and the other teachers have put into us this year.
It’s been amazing to have more sporting opportunities at SUA this year.
Written by the Year 10 Football Team
Teaching and Learning
Lately in Year 10, we have been non-stop revising for certain exams such as English and Science; some people in the Year are also doing Health and Social and Sports Studies. Even though we were originally expecting these exams on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th, academy leaders have moved them to February. This is to support us with our revision and due to other exams going on in the new year. In our classrooms we are going to be doing little assessments for the end of term to see how we are progressing: this feedback will really help us to prepare for the mocks. We’ll be revising hard over Christmas!
During this term, we had a visit from Ofsted and although we were very terrified of them talking to us, we are very pleased with how it went. On the other hand, we still have not had the report given back to us but we are excited to hear the outcome for our wonderful academy!
We’re enjoying our lessons at the moment, especially important subjects such as PE where we get to play a sport of our choice and just have space and time to relieve our stress before our upcoming exams. The teachers in the departments are very helpful when it comes to our mocks; they have given us a lot of support and supplies for the exams. Thank you!
In two weeks’ time we are having a Christmas jumper day to end our term ready for Christmas. What will we wear?!
Written by Jayme and Ruby
Welcome to Staffordshire University Academy, where we Aspire, Believe and Achieve! As an academy, we are constantly improving; as the new Head Boy and Girl, we are enthusiastic to be a part of this community and input new ideas.
Since Year 7, we have seen the academy grow and we have experienced this. The main growth being within leadership. The schools senior leadership team regularly hold Parents’ Forums to discuss ideas and trial changes. Working alongside the senior leadership team is the sixth form leadership group which works to gather students’ opinions and voice these to staff.
Within the academy, we offer a wide range of enrichment programmes, both educational and recreational. Year 7s gets involved in REP Theatre projects, Walsall FC regularly come into the academy, whilst Year 10 get involved in work experience and in Year 11 students have a range of opportunities to support their studies. Year 11 and Sixth Form also have a chance to gain extra qualifications in subjects such as finance and the extended project qualification.
While at the academy students can study GCSEs, Level 2 BTECs and V-Certs, also if they choose to come back for further study we offer a range of A-Levels and Level 3 vocational qualifications. Having both chosen to come back we feel passionate about the teaching here at the academy. Staff are knowledgeable in their subject and inspire students in their lessons.
In our opinion, the academy has become the best in the area, especially for the careers programme and the opportunities that the academy provides. The support, environment and enrichment which is offered to students helps us to achieve our best and reach our full potential.
Recently the academy has had an Ofsted visit and the comments were very positive – we were pleased to have inspectors come and see the great work that is going on. We invite you to the academy to view us in action and see the opportunities which allow students to realise their potential.
Katy Booth and Kian Beddows
Head Girl & Head Boy
Here at Staffordshire University Academy we’ve got plenty to offer; our excellent facilities in our modern building, brilliant careers department (one of the best in Staffordshire) and exiting academic opportunities. In sixth form, we have our LEADERSHIP programme which encourages us to work closely with the lower years of the academy to further their learning as well as ours, it also encourages us to set up charity events, involving the community as well as local and national charities. As well as this, our committees meet and try and make improvements within the academy wherever possible.
We are all proud to be part of this academy and delighted to be part of the student leadership team as we now have the opportunity to give something back to the academy that has supported us for so long.
Megan Crutchley & Holly Baker
Deputy Head Girls
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