At Sirius Academy West we pride ourselves on the relationships that our staff form with our students. We ensure that student opinions are considered and where possible implement student ideas that are passed through our student voice structure.
Student voice offers opportunities of responsibility for all year groups with each tutor group having a tutor representative to collect the opinions of students within each group. House Captains are voted on in House assemblies each year and come from our Year 10 cohort.
These students bring ideas from tutor groups to our Student Leadership Group who are selected from our Year 11 cohort and go through a process including interviews with members of the Senior staff team as well as presenting to all students within the Academy in assemblies.
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.