#ThisWeekatSAW – 13th May 2022

[13 May 2022]

Message from the Head of School:


Examinations have started this week for Year 11. Please continue to encourage your child to attend revision sessions and weekend classes when possible. We have also had a number of trips and opportunities out this week including Engineering, Child Development and Maths to support students’ understanding of the curriculum. We are very proud of the students who attended and positively represented the Academy.

We continue to encourage competition and performance for all our students at Sirius Academy West, please check the Sirius Academy West Face book page for updated news on all Academy events and sporting fixtures. With only two weeks until the May half term break, attendance to every lesson in every day in every week is essential in ensuring your child does not fall behind with their learning.

I have had the pleasure of listening to students read this week and I am very proud of the students here at Sirius Academy West who continue to work hard and show large levels of RESPECT for their education. Please encourage your child to read at home and make use of our Learning Resource Centre where books can be checked out before and after the Academy day as well as break and lunch time.

I hope you all enjoy your weekend,

Kind regards,

Gemma Ransom (Head of School)

RESPECT for Community- General Academy news

Facial Recognition

This week we sent out consents for parents to allow their child to use the Facial Recognition software which will come into operation in July.

This software will help ensure a quicker break / lunch experience. We would appreciate your support by completing the consent ASAP so we can begin to get the pictures taken, ready for a smooth transition in July.

We currently have over 500 students registered.

Year 11 students will not be sent the consent as they will not need access due to the time of implementation.

School Bus Disruption

As communicated via MyEd, the school bus service will have significant disruption from 16th May due to the Calvert Road closure for 8 weeks. We have agreed with EYMS that the 296 bus will depart 15 minute earlier to ensure students are in the Academy in ample time, including any Year 11 students who have upcoming exams.

This will see the 296 begin its usual route at West Bulls at 7:20am.

The 297 and 298 will be unaffected. We will review this with EYMS after the first week to see if any further adjustments are needed.

Athletics Record

Well done to Max Drury (Year 8) who broke the Academy Boys 800m record for Year 8 students which was set back in July 2015. He ran a fantastic 2 minutes, 28 seconds to set the new record.

Rugby information for the coming week

Tuesday 17th May – Year 7 Boys Training Session with Hull FC 1pm-3pm.

Tuesday 17th May – Year 8 and 9 Girls Rugby Training after School to prepare them for the tournament on Thursday 25th May.

Wednesday 18th May – Year 8 Boys Training after school to prepare them for the Yorkshire Plate 1/4 final on Monday 23rd May.

Thursday 19th May- Year 7 Boys National Semi Final at Warrington – all players to be at the Academy for 8am, bus leaves at 8:30am for a 12:30pm KO.

Year 10 Boys Rugby Success

Well done to the Year 10 Rugby boys who travelled to Temple Moor (Leeds) and came away with a 36-4 win in the Yorkshire Plate Quarter-Final.

Squad: Kieran Clemitshaw, Oliver Shallcross, Ben Grant, Finley Mainprize, Ellis Shipley, Jarrod Jones, Matty Grant (Year 9), Kai Mula, Harry Fletcher, Sam Howe, Kian Goodhand, Alan Powlowicz, Kieran Redfern and  Jack Gray.

Year 11 Science Revision Sessions

 Science staff will be attending the Academy between 9.30am and 11.30am on Saturday 14th May to help students who wish to come in to prepare for their Biology paper on Tuesday. Anyone is welcome and the teachers will be happy to answer any last minute questions, or practice with the students to help them get ready for the paper. Snacks will be available.

MFL Year 11 Revision Sessions

‘French, German and Spanish speaking examinations begin week commencing 16th of May. Breakfast intervention sessions and period 7 sessions are also being offered. Any support with helping your Year 11 student to practise at home would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. MFL department’

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


James Cook

(Year 11)

He has been an absolute superstar. The steam has almost been visible from his pen hitting the paper! He’s worked so hard and deserves recognition for this; I’m really proud of him.


Lewis Garner

(Year 11)

Showing great dedication in the lead up to his Higher Combined Science exam. Attends every revision opportunity available to him to ensure that he is fully prepared for the higher level content.


Kye Whur

(Year 7)

Trying really hard in his technology class and for always smiling.

MFL Angela Yeboah

(Year 8)

For enormous improvement in attitude and work in French this half term.

B & V

Olivia Robinson

(Year 7)

Writing detailed accounts about the miracles of Jesus.
ICT Dlsher Zeido

(Year 9)

Excellent work in ICDL, researching Data and computer security.

Creative Media

Charlie Theaker and Corey Ford

(Both Year 11)

Amazing work in creating a magazine and a detailed evaluation.

Reading Response Maisie Elliott

(Year 7)

Excellent motivation and engagement during Reading response.

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. Sacrificial
  2. Malevolent
  3. Obedient
  4. Corruption
  5. Psychotic
  6. Ancient
  7. Hysterical
  8. Premonition
  9. Vengeance
  10. Disturbance

Year 8

  1. Pestilence
  2. Formidable
  3. Oblivious
  4. Squalor
  5. Rancid
  6. Destitute
  7. Avaricious
  8. Injustices
  9. Enviable
  10. Segregation

Year 9

  1. Admiration
  2. Contemplation
  3. Commemoration
  4. Bombardment
  5. Defenceless
  6. Monotony
  7. Inevitability
  8. Hopelessness
  9. Nostalgia
  10. Vulnerability

Final thought

“A set-back is a setup for a comeback”

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 20th May 2022; enjoy the weekend!

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

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