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Moorgate Primary Academy win the Staffordshire Pupil Premium Plus Awards for the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Moorgate Primary Academy are absolutely delighted to be judged to be the Staffordshire Pupil Premium Plus Award Winner for 2018 in the Key Stage 1 & 2 category. This is in recognition for the work that the Academy has done to to support Looked After Children. The panel is often quite impressive; this has previously included Tim Moss, the County Commissioner for School Quality Assurance and Intervention and the Chair of the Fostering Parents Association. The Academy was invited to the ceremony at the County Buildings where they heard how the Key Stage 1 & 2 category was particularly strong this year and the panel had taken the unprecedented step of commending five schools in total.
The Academy was awarded a certificate and £300, it will also be used as a case study in the county’s published document as an example of best-practice. It serves testament to the ethos of the Academy and the work of its stakeholders, that children, irrespective of their background, are given every opportunity to be successful.
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.
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.