Respect underpins everything that we promote at Sirius Academy West.
Respect for others is actively promoted through our attitude to learning programme and is reiterated within all our learning environments. Our expectation for active listening ensures that students can express their views in a safe environment in which they know their ideas and thoughts will be respected.
Collaborative Learning structures, which are integral to the academy’s teaching and learning policy, provide a safe and structured environment through which staff and students can confidently express their views.
Throughout the curriculum the importance of mutual respect is also emphasised. For example, within Beliefs & Values, PSHE and Character Education students are encouraged to respect the views of those from other faiths and those who with none.
Opportunities to celebrate all students’ achievements are frequently taken at every level of the academy, this can range from the weekly house assemblies to subject prize draws to ‘Tea at the Top’ with the Head of School and Executive Principal. This culminates in the annual ‘Night of A Thousand Stars’ celebration event where parents and carers are invited to see their child gain recognition for their personal achievements and efforts at the academy.