Our leadership programme allows students to make a difference in the lives and studies of the sixth form but also as an academy more widely as engaging mentors to the young students.
SUA6 students through the appointment of ambassadors also create, coordinate and collaborate in enrichment activities such as leading committees in diverse areas such as curriculum; media; sports; community and charities, offering them a real opportunity to develop transferable leadership skills for the future. The Junior Leadership Team oversee all SUA6 students in the differing areas of interest.
Hi, I am Chloe Payne and have recently been given the amazing opportunity of representing the students of SUA as their Head Girl. It is a passion of mine to be an advocate for not only my peers in SUA6, but for all student life within the academy. This involves regularly meeting with the Junior Leadership Team to plan academy events but also following up on any raised actions or concerns. It is a pleasure to be stopped in the corridor and to speak with younger students. I have a strong belief in equal opportunities and I am keen to show that hard work, determination and support from teaching staff, great results can be achieved both inside and outside of the academy.
Despite last years restrictions, the Junior Leadership Team have worked alongside the academy in raising our school profile amongst the local community. In providing such unique opportunities such as our sixth form Extended Project Qualification, I am proud to say that we continue to grow. The academy has always had a strong focus upon the wellbeing of students, in which across the school we now have mental well-being sessions as well as our connection with the FA Hednesford football club. Our academy aim to broaden the career choices available to every student, providing career events and importantly experience in both academic and creative subjects, such as our partnership with the Rep Theatre. My journey with SUA has been a privilege, the encouragement from staff has crafted my confidence to chase my future vision. The combination of our academy links and unique opportunities has provided me with extra support and guidance in preparation for life after leaving the academy.
All of the above, I aspire to pass onto the next generation of Junior Leadership Team members, to promote the success within academia but also in having a voice. Having the opportunity to improve the chances of students across the school is a pleasure.
It is a huge privilege to be chosen as head boy at Staffordshire University Academy. After spending five brilliant years at the school, I’m looking forward to spending the next two years completing my A levels here. Across all of my studies I have received great support, not only from my teachers but our Sixth Form Academic Mentor as well. After all their support, it’s nice to be able to give something back in my role as Head Boy.
Following our appointment, myself and the rest of the Junior Leadership Team immediately had to turn our attention towards various charitable efforts, fundraising for the likes of MacMillan, Cancer Research and Children in Need by organising events such as bake sales and a charity football match between year eleven and sixth form.
While raising money for charitable causes remains a key component of our work, we are also now focusing on making an impact within the academy itself through the recruitment of student ambassadors and mentors from the sixth form. With support from the wider leadership team, we can ensure the needs of the students are catered for in and outside of the classroom. Furthermore, our student mentors will be there to lend a helping hand to those students who may be struggling with their work or their mental health.
Team SUA is a phrase that is embedded deeply within the academy community and Staffordshire University Academy provides an incredibly inclusive and friendly environment. These are just a few examples of the impact the Junior Leadership Team intends to bring to our community and how we wish to help contribute to the continual improvement of our school.