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COVID-19 Daily Bulletin

17th March 2020

Re: COVID-19 Daily Bulletin

Dear Parents/Carers,

Having consulted with the CEO of our Trust this morning, I have taken some decisions following further discussions with the senior leadership team to:

  • Cancel all assemblies until further notice, including the Year 10 sex and health education one due to be held this afternoon
  • Cancel the parents’ meeting, due to be held this evening, for the London visit that is due to take place 25th-26th March
  • Postpone the London visit whilst we seek further clarification from the coach company and theatre in the West End
  • Postpone the academy production of ‘Guys and Dolls’
  • Enquire about the Alton Towers rewards visit for 150 of our students. This is due to go out on Monday 23rd March, we believe it will also be postponed – more information will follow
  • Cancel the Year 8 Parents’ Evening due to be held on Tuesday 24th March – if you would like to receive a phone call or email with updates about your child’s progress please email info@suacademy.co.uk
  • Cancel all further visits that are due to take place outside of SUA – including the planned Year 11 theatre visit – until further notice

We are aware that many of the visits may have incurred a cost and we will endeavour to ensure refunds are paid to families as quickly as we can facilitate this. There will be delay with this as we liaise with our insurance company.

We intend on keeping families updated each day in a bulletin similar to the above. To ensure that you are fully up-to-date with accurate and reliable information please regularly check the news section of our academy website, follow us on Twitter or receive the updates through our SchoolComms app.

Thank you for the many comments that we have already received in support of what we are doing as an academy. We are sure you will appreciate that the ever-changing landscape is also a challenge for Team SUA. Please refer to the letter we sent home yesterday for further advice and guidance from central government and the DfE.

Yours sincerely

Mrs R. Hillier



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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