Our values and ethos at SUA

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. The staff and students at the academy continue to work together to improve every aspect of academy life. A few years ago we were delighted to have had our improvements recognised and reported by Ofsted, ‘The quality of education has improved…Relationships between pupils and teachers are respectful…Pupils say they like the school…Bullying in rare.’ (Nov 2019). Achieving the recognition that we are ‘Good’ in our provision of Personal Development should fill all families with the confidence to consider SUA as the right choice of school for your child.

We underpin everything on our three academy values of ‘Aspire, Believe, Achieve!’ We are innovative in our approaches to teaching and learning, sourcing ideas from international practices. We believe it is working too as Ofsted stated, ‘Leaders know their pupils well and make sure that they have many valuable opportunities to learn beyond the classroom…Incidents of poor behaviour are rare.’ (Nov 2019)

Successful learning is about partnership and we work to achieve this through excellent communication between the academy, parents, governors and the local community. This is recognised as a strength of ours at SUA; parental voice and support is helpful and overwhelmingly positive. This was widely recognised during the ‘lockdowns’ that we faced over the past eighteen months where all students and families were communicated with on a weekly basis. Follow us on Facebook to find out even more, search: SUAUpdates.

As the new academic year begins, we are excited by the record numbers of students joining us in Year 7 and into our sixth form; SUA6. We have partnered with Hednesford Youth and Junior FC to launch Hednesford Sport Education whilst keeping our links with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. There continues to be a clear focus on supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students whilst offering a broad, balanced and varied curriculum. We are all collectively looking forward to this year being a positive experience, rewarding and fulfilling for all members of the Team.

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 2021

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