Message from the Head of School:

Dear all

As we approach our Year 11 mock exam weeks, I would like to thank our Year 11 parents / carers for their support in helping their children revise effectively at home. As an Academy, we committed to each student receiving exam revision guides to assist with their revision, which the feedback from both student and parents / carers is that this was well received and hugely beneficial.

Our Year 10 Parent / Carer Evening will be held on Thursday 5th December from 4:30-7pm. This is a crucial evening for our students as it gives members of staff the opportunity to talk with parents / carers about the initial start students have made to GCSE courses and discuss the progress they are making.

As you will see in the news below, we are moving the majority of our communication over to our MyEd app. This should make the way in which we send home correspondence more efficient and should we require consent for any extra-curricular trips then we can now gain this via the forms completed on the app.

As always thank you for your continued support.

Regards

Mr E Vickerman
Head of School


General Academy news

As highlighted in last week’s bulletin we will be moving a lot of our parental communication over to our MyEd app. You may have noticed that this week the appearance of a ‘Forms’ button on the My Students page of the app. If this button is illuminated it will mean that you have an outstanding form to be completed and returned to the Academy. This should reduce the need for us to send any letters to you via the post and in particular, any consent forms as these can now be done via the app and returned via the app.

The first forms to be sent out are now live for completion on the app and are for our Year 10 Parents to return to indicate attendance at Parent / Carers Evening.

It was fantastic to see some of our students represent us in the Hull Schools Goalsball Championships and finish 3rd in KS3 and 2nd in KS4- Well done to:

Caitlin Ellam, Daniel Dennett, Oliver Wilson, Ben Hedges, Jack Gray, Jasmine Borthwick-Stephenson, Michael Uzoigbe, Jake Edwards, Jake Chater, Kasper Newby, Oliver Priestly and Jack Edge-Gibson

Attendance - November Prize Draw!

In association with Viking FM and Hull City Council, Sirius Academy West are providing students with the opportunity to be rewarded for their attendance in November. All students that are able to attend every day in November will have the chance to win a variety of amazing prizes. These include cash rewards, concert and gig tickets, shopping vouchers, the latest technology and much, much more!

https://planetradio.co.uk/viking/local/events/every-day-counts?sfns=mo

#TheSAWway: Lesson highlight of the week:

The students from Year 10 had the opportunity to engage with equipment and resources, which were used during WW1 to help injured soldiers during the conflict. This will support them with their GCSE History course.

Attendance Update from Mr Gordon:

Congratulations to 11-FRE for their performance last week. A full week of 100% attendance. Well done! However, we had some Tutors that were extremely close and only recorded the one absence in the week; C02-AFA, C03-HCS, C09-SMW and D07-TGI. So close...

Attendance at the academy this week has been a little lower than last week and below our expectation. We acknowledge that the cold and wet mornings will test the resilience of the students but it is important that we still look to minimise absence.

The Local Authority and Sirius Academy West will only start to authorise absence for those students, with regular patterns absence, that are able to provide medical proof. Unfortunately, unauthorised absence can result in prosecution and a fine. Students with regular absence and/or students that are not provided with a reason for absence will have the support of our Home School Liaison Offer.

We are extremely keen to work with families and support students to ensure that they maximise their attendance. 

On a positive, congratulations to the students in Y10. Your attendance this week is the highest of all the Year Groups! Enjoy a well-deserved weekend.

The attendance for all Houses and Year Groups for this week (Monday-Thursday) are below. Please use this to compare with your child's attendance. Remember this can be accessed via the My Ed App. The top performing Tutors across the academy and in Year 11 are on the right hand-side. Five Tutors in the running for a perfect week. Good luck!

Remember in November all students are entered into the Every Day Counts competition with Hull City Council and Viking FM for the chance to win £250, concert tickets, shopping vouchers, the latest technology and much more! Remember this is available for families with children in Primary Schools too. All students need to do is be here for every day in November. We are half-way through that period now. All students still at 100% for November will receive a Text Message home this week. Only 10 more academy days in November. Keep up the good work!

Curriculum Area students of the week:

English

 

Thomas Hill- For an excellent attitude towards work and a fantastic score on his premock.

Maths

Julia Mazur- For always completing her homework to a high standard, and for an excellent attitude to learning in lessons.

Science

Maisie Williams- Led her group with confidence in a recent debate about lifestyle choices.

Geography

Aimee Constable - Outstanding effort with her studies and excellent result from a difficult Paper 3 Exam recently.

History

Evie Greenfield- Never fails to engage with the lesson no matter the subject matter. Always gives 100% to complete work to the best of her abilities. Overall a real pleasure to teach!

B & V

Isabelle Brown- For a consistently good attitude and hard work in lessons. 

MFL

Charlotte Hoe- For excellent effort in French and a consistent excellent effort.

PE

Lucy Sainty, Ashleigh Thompson, Mason Opie-Palmer, Kai Shaw, Ella Hewitt, Jess Taylor, Macauley Green and Georgia Coggin- All outstanding leaders on the BTEC Sport visit to Rokeby Primary school to deliver sessions to their students.

Technology

Ryan Welburn- Making great progress in the practical work in technology producing work to a good standard. Leading the way with his speaker manufacture.

ICT

Alfie Newlove / Jack Young / Lloyd Collier / Matthew Smith and Sam Hatton- For outstanding effort applied recently in Tech Enterprise lessons.

Health and Social Care

Taif Fares- For independently working on her coursework and showing great determination to achieve her best.

Active Learners:

The following students were the top students in their House for earning Active Learner rewards this week. They will receive a free breakfast voucher next week.

Challenger- Ben Close
Discovery- Harrison Carter
Enterprise- Billy Thomlinson
Pioneer- Leon Barker
Voyager- Gracie Petherbridge
Year 11- Ellie Robertson

Year group spellings for the upcoming week:

The spelling of the words below will be tested in all year group English lessons this coming week. Please ensure that your child has spent time practicing these words as part of their English homework.

  1. Anxiously 
  2. Nervously
  3. Surreptitiously 
  4. Joyously
  5. Miserably
  6. Passionately 
  7. Merrily
  8. Disturbingly 
  9. Resentfully
  10. Breathlessly

Sporting events:

Monday 18 November 2019

Year 11 Boys ESFA National Cup 3rd Round at Driffield School- Leave at 12:30pm.

Year 8 Boys Rugby v Castleford Academy (H)- 2pm KO.

Year 7 Boys Rugby training with Hull FC after-school.

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Year 11 Boys Rugby v Farnley (Leeds) at Hull University- 2pm KO.

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Year 7 Girls Rugby Trials after school.

Thursday 21 November 2019

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Friday 22 November 2019

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Support classes

All Year 11 support classes can now be found on the main page of the app in the Year 11 Intervention timetable tile.

Key dates

The ‘key dates’ tile on the main app contains all Parents Evening dates for the entire year as well as other notable events.

Our Year 10 Parents Evening is Thursday 5 December 2019. All Year 10 parents/carers receive a letter home regarding this and students will be able to make appointments with their subject teachers.

Final thought

“Everything that you’ve ever wanted is one step outside of your comfort zone. Go and get it”.

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 22 November 2019; enjoy the week.

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