Academy Council

To contact the governors directly, please email governors@suacademy.co.uk

For governor attendance records, 2016/2017 click here, for 2017/2018 click here, for 2018/19 click here , for 2019/20 click here

For governor register of interests, please click here.

For more information on the structure and function of the the Board of Trustees and Trust Local Academy Councils, please visit the Staffordshire University Academies Trust website.

Rowena Hillier

Rowena is the Principal of Staffordshire University Academy 11-19 year provision. Previously Vice Principal at the academy for eighteen months, Rowena became Principal in October 2014. Prior to this Rowena worked as an Assistant Headteacher for five years in a high school in Burton upon Trent during which time she was seconded to lead a Pupil Referral Unit for six months. Before moving to teach in Staffordshire Rowena spent the first 12 years of her teaching profession working in schools in Birmingham.

Date of appointment: 31.10.14


Olivia Glackin

Olivia joined the academy in 2017n and is the Attendance and Intervention Manager

September 2020

Dave Newman

Dave joined the academy in 2019 and is a Teacher of English

September 2020

George Adamson
Chair of Governors

George put down his roots in the Black Country working for the Department of Work and Pensions and latterly West Midlands Police where he retired after 18 years dedicated service, attaining the rank of Sergeant. In 2010 Cllr Adamson was elected to Cannock Chase Council, representing Labour in the Hednesford Green Heath ward. He became Leader of the Council following local government elections in May 2011, passionate about housing and economic regeneration.

Date of appointment: 26.11.15

Term of office ends: 25.11.21

Emma Dodd
Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 06.01.20

Teerm of office ends: 05.01.22

Annette Walker
Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 29.08.20

Term of office ends: 28.09.24

Claire Collins
Community Governor

Claire joined the Local Academy Council in November 2017 as a Parent Governor.

Claire is employed at a secondary school in the Stafford area as an Exams Officer.

She has a management background in the retail and customer service sector and considers her skills  will assist her to support the academy and students alike to aspire and believe in themselves to achieve their full capacity at SUA.

Date of appointment: 30.10.2017

Term of office ends: 31.10.2021

Donna Caton
Community Governor

Date of appointment: 24.09.19

Term of office ends: 24.0.22


David Baker
Community Governor

Date of appointment: 06.01.20

Term of office ends: 05.01.22

David Williams
Community Governor

Date of appointment: 24.11.20

Term of office ends: 23.11.24


SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership.  The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support.  In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.

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