Safeguarding

The Academy gives a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of students at the Academy. Clear procedures are in place to manage child protection. The Academy's Child Protection and Safeguarding policy lays out procedures to prevent incidents of potential harm through encouraging openness and support; to train staff to provide protection to young people; and to offer support where necessary.

If any parent has a concern over the safety of their son/ daughter please contact the Academy and request to speak to the Assistant Vice Principal with responsibility for Inclusion or The Head of School.

Safeguarding Information Links

CEOP - information on on-line safety for parents and students https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Parents/ 

Child line - information and advice on bullying, health and mental and emotional health, sex and relationships, family issues etc https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/

Child Berevement UK - advice on bereavement and also dealing with children who may be frightened following national, traumatic events such as terror attacks https://childbereavementuk.org/

Childnet - advice and activities for children, parents and staff on e-safety http://www.childnet.com/

On-line Safety

Staying Safe Online Leaflet

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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