Sirius Academy West is committed to providing all students with a wide range of additional opportunities and experiences which will develop life and employability experiences. We are very proud of the wide variety of extra-curricular clubs and activities that take place outside of the classroom.
The Personal Development Pathway enables students to track their commitment to extra learning and life experience opportunities by completing individual Pledges in their Student Planner. Every student has a different menu of year group specific Pledges.
Students are encouraged to bring in supporting evidence, such as photos or certificates, to verify the completion of a Pledge. Each Pledge must be signed off by a member of staff responsible for the completion of the task or their Form Tutor.
It is an expectation that every student should have the opportunity to complete their Pledges during their time at the academy. Completed Pledges and creative use of supporting evidence are rewarded and celebrated.
For additional information about the Personal Development Pathway students, and parents, are encouraged to get in contact with Mrs Faulkner or Mr Gordon.
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.