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SUA praised for taking effective action
Senior Ofsted Inspector Simon Mosley recently wrote to Mrs Hillier, the Principal of Staffordshire University Academy, expressing his confidence that leaders and managers were 'taking effective action towards the removal of special measures'. Mrs Hillier was delighted with the outcome of this first monitoring visit saying "This is an encouraging report and I hope it gives reassurance that we are absolutely on the right track and utterly determined to continue to drive forward on this important phase of our development." SUAT is providing SUA with extensive school improvement support to facilitate the Academy's improvement.
Age UK Colouring & Writing Competition Announced
John Wheeldon Primary Academy was delighted that when Age UK announced the winners of its Colouring and Writing Competition that a pupil from its Academy, Lily Hudson had won the Key Stage 1 competition. Ava Holloway from the Academy was also awarded the prize for the Age UK South Staffordshire Favourite KS2. Judges, Linda Chapman and Anne Fine, commented again this year on the quality of writing produced by pupils in Staffordshire.
Four new schools join the SUAT family
The Trust Board is delighted to announce that on 1st April 2018 the three schools within the Saints Federation (St. Peter's C.E. Academy, Alton; St. Augustine's C.E. Academy and All Saints C.E. Acdemy, Denstone) and Charnwood Acdemy in Lichfield joined SUAT. All the joining schools are rated by Ofsted as Good or Oustanding and add significant capacity to the Trust in developing a self improving and sustaining network of education.
Staffordshire University Academies Trust (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. We also have a team of Education Improvement Partners, which works to support all of our academies to further improve standards for all of our young people. The non-educational support functions include legal and financial services, HR, insurance, payroll, audit, health and safety, marketing, project management and construction issues. SUAT also provides support for ICT and is developing a Trust-wide network that supports the sharing of high-quality services and learning resources across the group of academies.