People out of work to hit 1 million by end of 2012

It is estimated that by the end of 2012 there will be just over 1 million people without a job in Britain. According to a government agency another 107000 people will become unemployed in the coming months. This will lead to the highest level of unemployment since 1995. An economist who was talking about the problem within Britain today said: "Unemployment is not going to fall until the middle of 2013 and the number of people out of work for more than a year is going to grow to almost a million the end of this year." "The longer someone is unemployed, the less likely they are to ever return to work."

A recent study showed unemployment increased by 28,000 to 2.67 million between November and January, last month's figures showed, with 1.6 million claiming jobseeker's allowance.

We asked some Sirius students if they worry about being able to get a job once they leave school:

Josh Wall (Year 11) said: "It is worrying, as a year 11 I will be looking to leave school and enter work soon and if there aren't any jobs available and no opportunities this will affect my future."

Shaun Welsh (Year 11): "Hopefully more jobs will become available for younger people as we all deserve a chance to get into work and be able to earn a living."

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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.

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