At Sirius Academy West we have an embedded Attitude to Learning programme which all students are judged against on a half termly basis. Students strive to achieve the Expert Learner status and be doing so are awarded with an Expert Learner badge to display on their blazer which allows them privileges around the building.

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Expert Learner

Advanced Learner

Developing Learner

Potential Learner

Attendance
(Medical exemptions applied)

I have at least 98% attendance as I RESPECT my education

My attendance is above 95%

My attendance is above 90%

My attendance is currently below 90% which shows a lack of RESPECT for my future

Punctuality

I am always punctual to tutor and lessons as I RESPECT mine and others education.
(100%)

It is very rare for me to be late to tutor or lesson
(99%)

I am sometimes late for tutor or lessons
(98%)

I am often late to tutor or lessons which shows a lack of RESPECT for mine and others learning
(Below 98%)

Academy Expectations

I always follow Academy expectations both inside and outside the classroom as I RESPECT mine and others education

I meet Academy expectations the majority of the time that I am in the Academy.

I often do not meet Academy expectations whilst I am in the Academy

I frequently do not meet Academy expectations both inside and outside of the classroom which shows a lack of RESPECT for myself and others

Academy Value

I demonstrate the value of RESPECT at all times by gaining regular merit stamps

I demonstrate RESPECT most of the time through gaining merit stamps

I am infrequently awarded merit stamps due to only sometimes demonstrating the RESPECT value

I need to improve my adherence to the RESPECT value to gain regular merit stamps

Prepared for Learning

I always have my equipment including planner, stationary and correct uniform as I RESPECT my education

I very rarely forget any item that I need to learn to the best of my ability

I sometimes do not come equipped with everything I need to learn to the best of my ability

I frequently forget essential items which are my responsibility to have which shows a lack of RESPECT for my education

Planner

My planner is present daily and checked weekly and is always completed correctly including a parental signature as I RESPECT the Academy expectations

It is very rare for my planner not to be completed correctly

I sometimes do not complete my planner correctly

I do not use my planner to benefit my education on a regular basis which shows a lack of RESPECT for the Academy expectation

Home Practice for Retrieval of Core Knowledge

I complete all home practice for retrieval activities and these are logged in my planner as I RESPECT my education

It is very rare for me to not complete my home practice for retrieval activities

I sometimes do not complete my home practice for retrieval activities

I often do not complete my home practice  for retrieval activities which shows a lack of RESPECT for my education

Personal Development

I am involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities on a weekly basis and these are logged in my planner. I show RESPECT for other by taking part in weekly debates, offering my opinion whilst listening to others

I attend a small selection of extra-curricular activities on a frequent basis and these are logged in my planner. I often take part in debates, offering opinions and listening to others

I sometimes attend extra-curricular activities and are involved in debates

I rarely attend extra-curricular activities or take part in debates which demonstrates a lack of RESPECT for others

Our Curriculum Principles

To achieve our vision we are guided by the following curriculum principles known as “the 5B’s”

1.Broad and Balanced
2.Built on Firm Foundations
3.Barriers to learning removed
4.Beyond the classroom
5.Bold and Brave – The Best

Our Teaching and Learning Priorities 2020-21

To ensure effective implementation of our curriculum and achieve excellence in teaching and learning, our 3 CPD areas of focus to drive us to be the best are:

1.Literacy
2.Securing Learning in Long Term Memory
3.Removing Barriers to Learning

Good grades do not have to be galaxies away. View our prospectus

Y6 Virtual Open Night - Transition Update

Due to the current restrictions that we all face we are unable to host our annual Open Night for prospective pupils and their parents/carers. We acknowledge the important decision that you all are set to make in selecting your preference for secondary education in 2021 and are keen for that decision to be an informed one.

Thus, we are hosting a Virtual Open Night on Thursday 8th October 2020 for all pupils that are considering Sirius Academy West as their destination for September 2021. The evening will feature the premiere of our own short film and also provide additional links to other informative videos. These will include introductions to key staff, testimonials from current students, overviews of the varied subjects and courses available at the academy, and an all access tour following a current student during an academy day.

The event will also promote the academy’s thorough transition programme that seeks to remove barriers to movement from Year 6 to Year 7 and allow all pupils to thrive on arrival. Despite the enforced closure in March, many pupils in our local Primary Schools have already started this journey with themed visits to the academy in Year 5. 

The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for places within Year 7 in recent years and we expect this to be repeated again this year. We encourage pupils and parents to not miss out!

For any additional information regarding the event, and/or details regarding the transition process, please contact Mr Gordon on (01482) 352939. All of the Year 6 pupils in our local Primary Schools will soon receive individual invites to their evening.

Year 6 Movie Night! WATCH HERE. Close Notice