#ThisWeekatSAW – 10th June 2022

[10 Jun 2022]

Message from the Head of School:


We are in the last two weeks of exam season.  Our current year 11s have shown remarkable efforts in both their positive attitudes and resilience when sitting their exams.  Intervention and revision sessions have been utilised very well and this enables students to be supported effectively throughout this time.  Please can I remind all parents/carers that when an exam is concluded students need to stay in the Academy?

The Year 7 Rugby Team have won the Hull Schools Cup final and have secured a place in the Yorkshire Cup Final next week!  I would like to express a big well done to all in positively representing the Academy and a big thank you to all the staff that support with events and fixtures of this nature.

There are numerous events taking place to celebrate PRIDE month this week – students have been attending assemblies to support this.

I would like to remind you all that we have two Year 7 events next week.  On Thursday 16 June 2022 the Y7 Parents Evening will be taking place – please ensure that reply slips are sent back to the Academy.  Following on from this we are also holding a Year 7 disco on Friday 17 June 2022, 4:00-6:00pm.

Thank you to those parents who continue to support us with attendance, please ensure your child is attending the academy every day when possible. Missed days are missed learning opportunities which will hinder future learning.

Kind regards,

Gemma Ransom (Head of School)


RESPECT for Community- General Academy news

Student Applications

Next week we will be opening up applications for current Year 10 students to apply to be on our Student Leadership Group in 2022/23. Position available will include Head Boy, Head Girl, Assistant Head Boy, Assistant Head Girl and Head Prefects. This opportunity is there for all students in current Year 10 to have a positive impact on the Academy by raising key issues through student voice.

We will also be opening up applications for current Year 9 students to apply to become Peer Mentors for 2022/23. This gives students the opportunity to support younger students with the transition into the Academy whilst gaining a qualification for mentoring.

Further information will be shared in assemblies about the application process.

Art, Textiles and Photography Exhibition

All parents/carers and students are invited to our annual GCSE Art, Textiles and Photography Exhibition. Come and see the amazing work of our talented students on Thursday 23rd June from 4 to 6.30pm in room 252!

Year 7 Disco- Back On

Apologies for the late cancellation of the proposed Year 7 Disco prior to Half-Term.

We are delighted to announce that it is back!

Friday 17 June 2022. 4-6pm.

Students can secure their tickets by recording 100% attendance next week. Monday 13 June – Friday 17 June.

All you have to do is be here every day. Easy!

Entry will include access to the Disco, DJ, Photobooth, lights and smoke machines, and food and drinks.

Year 11- BSL Teaching

Our Year 11 student, Joshua gave up his time to spend it teaching students British Sign Language. Joshua showed the students how to fingerspell their own name and other signs like Sirius Academy, school, how are you and thank you.

Year 7 Rugby Achievement

Our Year 7 Rugby students secured their 1st piece of silverware after a comprehensive 20-0 win over St Marys in the Hull Schools Cup Final. The boys now go for their 2nd trophy of the season in next week’s Yorkshire Cup Final against Castleford Academy which will be held at Featherstone Rovers RLFC.


Clinton Turner, Ethan Laud, Malachy O’Dell, Ronnie Hanchett, Billy Smith, Harrison Mcilwraith, Jacob Last, Micah Smith, Isaac Last, Jake Fletcher, Ashdon Owst, Bradley Lowthorpe, Lloyd Oldfield, Bosco Masengesho , Corey Wilsher, Ruben Potter, Ollie Brooks, Danelius Tamosiunas, Cole Obridge

Rugby information for the coming week

Wednesday 15th June- Year 7 Boys Yorkshire Cup Final at Featherstone Rovers RLFC- KO-5pm, bus to leave at 3pm.

Thursday 16th June- Year 10 Boys Yorkshire Plate Semi-Final away at Andrew Marvell- KO TBC.

RESPECT for Education- Curriculum Area ‘Students of the Week’

Each Curriculum Area will nominate a student each week who has shown through their lessons that they have met the RESPECT values of the Academy. The reason for the selection is highlighted below:

Curriculum Area

Student Name

Reason for Nomination


Abbie Wood

(Year 10)

For producing a fantastic piece of language analysis which was amazingly original and fantastically detailed. Very impressed! Also just for being so lovely and polite in all English lessons.


Max Sadler

(Year 11)

Showing high levels of concentration and dedication in all revision sessions in preparation for his Science exam papers.


Alfie Fowler

(Year 7)

For fantastic recollection of sports and weather words in Spanish.


Daniel Reynolds

(Year 8)

Fantastic technique in Softball, hitting consistently and with great power / accuracy.


Jay White

(Year 8)

Jay was engaged throughout his lesson, not only did he give the answers to the computing problems but he also gave help to others who needed it. He is developing excellent Computer Science programming and problem solving skills.

Interactive Media

Libby Surgey

(Year 9)

Libby as always is a pleasure to teach. She demonstrates the RESPECT values and is motivated to succeed. Her digital and communication skills are excellent and she can identify how the media can cause problems for young people in terms of negative self-esteem.


Leon Barker

(Year 9)

Always trying his best in Engineering and coming in with a smile on his face.

Health and Social Care

Danielle Bateman

(Year 10)

For her determined effort with her revision and gaining a grade in her mock exam above her target grade.

Reading Response

Morgan Whiting

(Year 9)

Continued commitment to doing well in the lesson and going above and beyond.


KS3 Spellings- RESPECT for Education

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be tested each week on a set of spellings. This is to improve their basic literacy skills. We encourage parents / carers to engage in this activity with your child to support their learning. This week’s spellings to be learnt are:

Year 7

  1. Enigmatic
  2. Insidious
  3. Servitude
  4. Ravenous
  5. Sanguine
  6. Insatiable
  7. Impalpable
  8. Deafening
  9. Reticent
  10. Treacherous

Year 8

  1. Victimisation
  2. Depravity
  3. Harassment
  4. Empathy
  5. Aggressor
  6. Acceptance
  7. Exploitation
  8. Inevitable
  9. Determination
  10. Dearth

Year 9

  1. Ferocious
  2. Ambitious
  3. Beguiling
  4. Subservient
  5. Playwright
  6. Equivocal
  7. Valiant
  8. Mischievous
  9. Possessive
  10. Regretfully


Final thought

“A fresh start isn’t a new place. It is a new mind-set”

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 17th June 2022; enjoy the weekend!

Mr A Kay (Assistant Head Teacher- Pastoral and Attitudes to Learning)

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