Careers education, information, advice and guidance plays an essential role in preparing students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life. A programme of relevant activities supports them at key decision making points such as Year 8 creative options, Year 9 GCSE pathways, Post 16 and beyond. It will equip them make the right choice and pursue the pathways that are right for them, to be able to manage their careers and aspire to careers that help them feel fulfilled. All our students are able to achieve great things; it is our goal to give them the guidance they need to get there.


Staffordshire University Academy is committed to providing our students with a robust programme of CEIAG for all students from Years 7 to 13 and beyond and recognises our statutory requirements.

As an academy, we strategically align with the Stoke and Staffordshire Local

Enterprise Partnership (SSLEP) 10 key priority areas (see employer partnerships

section) as well as ensuring a gold standard service to our students against the

DfE statutory guidance, the Gatsby Benchmarks

We will embed enterprise, employability and quality careers guidance into the academy’s culture and curriculum with a focus on inspiring students and developing structured and sustainable employer partnerships. Through these we aim to increase student exposure to real employers and the world of work as part of their preparation for modern life. We are looking to develop the employability of students with a focus on the development of soft skills and character development, workplace behaviours and exposure to the world of work. Through this we hope to enable a successful integration on leaving education into their first job.


Careers Lead - Mr Scott Williams (


Careers Coordinator - Mrs Laura Fletcher (


Local Academy Council Link Governor (Careers) - Julie Reynolds (

For more information

SUA careers programme
SUA detailed termly careers programme


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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