Ethos & Values
Sirius Academy West, where every child achieves and believes in success. Our fully inclusive school nurtures high aspirations and respect and removes all barriers to learning to enable all students to reach their potential and become productive citizens in our community.
We are guided by our 6 core values of RESPECT. Our staff explicitly model our values in everything they do.
1.Respect for yourself
2.Respect for each other
3.Respect for the environment
4.Respect for the community
5.Respect for education
6.Respect for the future
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
Outstanding attendance is a key contributor to helping students achieve their full potential.
Under the Education Act (1996), parents or carers are required to ensure that their child attends the Academy regularly. Our target is 100% attendance for all of our students.
We expect parents/carers not to arrange holidays during term time they will be unauthorised. If you consider that there are exceptional circumstances, a request must be put in writing to the Headteacher.
We also ask, that as far as possible, any doctors or dental appointments are made out of Academy hours.
If your son or daughter is ill or absence is unavoidable we ask you to contact the Academy between 8.00 am and 9.00 am on the first morning of your son or daughter's absence.
The Academy can be contacted by phone
(01482) 352939 press option 1
If we are unaware of your son or daughter's absence, this will trigger an automated truancy call to your telephone.
At Sirius we reward excellent attendance and punctuality. For those students who achieve 100% attendance they are entered for a weekly and end of term prize draw. A variety of other competitions will take place throughout the academic year.
Timing of the Academy Day
Our timetable provides students with over 26 hours of teaching per week.
The structure for the Academy day can be seen here.