Principal’s Welcome

Here at Team SUA we make a difference. The culture of our academy ensures that our students achieve the very best life chances. Standards are high. Our students follow a simple RESPECT code which instils the right level of focus for the very best learning to occur. Following our most recent visit from Ofsted, it was pleasing to receive positive feedback about our students, ‘Pupils’ behaviour has continued to improve…pupils are responding well to higher expectations of their conduct’. (April 2019)

We underpin everything on our three academy values of Aspire, Believe, Achieve! Our dedicated staff body are a group of reflective practitioners who are constantly reinventing the way that students learn. We have been innovative in our approaches to teaching and learning, sourcing ideas from international practices. We believe it is working too as Ofsted stated, ‘Teaching has continued to improve…Lessons take place in a positive climate for learning. Staff and pupils enjoy productive relationships that are used to help pupils to learn.’ (April 2019)

Our standards and aspirations are relentlessly high for all students in our academy. We care about the progress and education of all of our students. Successful learning is about partnership and we work to achieve this through excellent communication between the academy, parents, governors and the local community.

The academy embeds in the character of our students fundamental values of democracy, freedom and a wider understanding of different faiths and beliefs; celebrating diversity. Students develop an understanding of the clear link between rights and responsibilities and know the difference between right and wrong. Students learn to be reflective and are taught about the importance of respect and tolerance for others. 

If you would like to find out more about our academy please feel free to come and visit us during a normal working day. You will see why we are all so determined to help our students be the best that they can be; you will see our students hard at work and see staff whom enjoy working to support these ends.

Rowena Hillier

September 2019


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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