#ThisWeekatSAW – 17th June 2022

[14 Jun 2022]

Message from the Head of School:


We are ending another busy week at the Academy that has seen many activities taking place. We are also approaching the last week of exams next week.  Again, I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for parents/carers for your support throughout this period.

As the weather is getting warmer, please can you encourage your child to bring their water bottle to school and to keep this topped up throughout the day to keep hydrated.

You should have all received letters regarding uniform.  Please read correspondence carefully as this letter outlines changes for September. The new Uniform Policy can also be read via our website.

RESPECT stamp reward events will be taking place in the next few weeks for students who have shown they have been the best they can be throughout this term. Students have these final weeks to continue collecting RESPECT stamps in their planner.

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.

Please enjoy the sunny weather and I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.

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 Rugby Achievement

Our Year 7 Rugby boys brought an end to their season with a narrow 14-6 loss at Featherstone Rovers RLFC in the Yorkshire Cup Final against National Finalists, Castleford Academy. The boys have had an amazing first season at the Academy and we look forward to seeing their progress and achievements over their next four seasons.


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

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


Matthew Downey

(Year 9)

Brilliant result in last term’s assessment to show all the hard work paid off and continuing to up his game this term with expert attitude that is fully engaged in learning.
Science Lexie Atkinson

Libby Clark

Freddie McCann

(All Year 8)

Brilliant demonstrate tasks about how to design a product based on target market and material properties.


Maddie Coulson

(Year 8)

For such a fantastic Maths assessment result of 69/70! We are so proud of you!


Sintija Milakne

(Year 10)

Sintija has come to Sirius West really late into the year and course. I have been really impressed with her work ethic coming to the school.


Logan Hind

(Year 8)

Brilliant effort in Spanish, including reading and speaking.


Jake Jones-Williams

(Year 9)

Has some great geography knowledge which led to a solid score on his assessment task, well done!

Geography Summer Walton

(Year 10)

Hard work and great responses to exam style questions.

Geography Lydia Wimalarasa

(Year 8)

Got a fantastic score on her recent geography assessment and her effort in lessons has shown.


Ruby Prior

(Year 7)

Scored full marks on her recent geography assessment, fantastic effort and well deserved.

Retail Business

Declan Peck

(Year 10)

Excellent turn around in attitude to learning and amazing amount of revision completed for his exam.  Declan has shown he cares and wants to be the best version of himself.  Well done, Declan.

Health and Social Care

Evelina Jansome

(Year 10)

For effective revision for her Health and Social exam.


David Akazue

(Year 9)

For writing an outstanding research project on automotive engineering.

KS3 Tutoring

Lily Flay

Lindon Jordan

Kacie Lowthorpe

Charlie Tighe

Ethan Tighe

(Year 7)

A fantastic first session for tutoring, really keen and eager with all tasks. Keep up the good work.

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. Perilous
  2. Inadequate
  3. Sagacity
  4. Secrecy
  5. Orthodox
  6. Conscience
  7. Blasphemous
  8. Formidable
  9. Forlorn
  10. Mysterious

Year 8

  1. Congregation
  2. Unscrupulous
  3. Contemporary
  4. Tolerance
  5. Trustworthiness
  6. Shrewd
  7. Intentionally
  8. Credibility
  9. Disreputable
  10. Retaliate

Year 9

  1. Conjure
  2. Rivalry
  3. Arrogant
  4. Regicide
  5. Faithfulness
  6. Deceitful
  7. Loyalty
  8. Tyrannical
  9. Apparition
  10. Pernicious


Final thought

“Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits”

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 24th June 2022; enjoy the weekend!

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

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