#ThisWeekatSAW – 23rd September 2022

[23 Sep 2022]

Message from the Head of School:


Another great week at Sirius Academy West – students have really settled in well and are continuing to display an excellent attitude to learning.

Attendance remains a high priority at the Academy and it is critically important you support your child’s learning by ensuring they attend every lesson every day. We have a very dedicated and hardworking team who go that extra mile in ensuring students are fully supported with their attendance and we work in very close partnership with parents to ensure that every child is fully supported.  Attendance League competitions are under way with an opportunity for students to win a place on a trip at the end of term.

We have had the great pleasure of hosting the Year 10 Aspirational Evening this week.  This gave our students an opportunity to visit our 6th Form area and speak to key staff regarding a range of different aspirational focuses.

All students in the Academy receive weekly homework. Please support the Academy and the academic progress of your child by ensuring this is completed every week and on time and please encourage your child to continue their reading at home.

As we continue moving forward into this Academic year, please remember to check our website and Twitter pages for any events or information about the Academy.

Kind regards,

Gemma Ransom (Head of School)


RESPECT for Community- General Academy news

Mental Health and Well-Being Support

Our new Well-Being Coordinator, Miss Richardson has been busy developing our website in terms of support for mental health and well-being. If you require any guidance then please use this page to signpost to appropriate websites:


As always, speak direct to the Year Team to access in-school support for any needs.

Well-Being Week- Term 1

Next week will see our 1st ‘Well-Being Week’ of the year. Below are the activities which students can attend. Places are limited on some of the activities so please advise your child to attend the session straight from Lesson 6 to avoid missing out.

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Year 10 Aspirational Evening

We had the pleasure of hosting Year 10 students with their parents / carers during the week. The evening was focused on aspirations and ensuring students are working towards their potential.

Hull Young Mayor Opportunity

Hull City Council we are now seeking to find the next Young Mayor for Hull.     

We are looking for someone who:

  • is aged 13-17.
  • lives in Hull
  • is enthusiastic
  • is committed & prepared to give the role some of their time
  • has an interest in issues affecting young people
  • is able to listen and respect the views of others
  • takes their responsibilities seriously and has a sense of duty
  • is confident and can communicate effectively in public
  • likes meeting others
  • wants to be the face of young people in Hull

Could this be you or someone you know?

Please ask your child to speak with a member of the Year Team if they wish to be emailed a copy of the application form or have one printed off.

Young people need to fill in the application form and return to Lisa Wedgner.

By post: Kingston Youth Centre, 48a Beverley Road, HULL, HU3 1YE or by email [email protected] by Friday 21 October 2022.


Rugby success this week

Our boy’s rugby seasons got off to a start this week with our Year 8 and Year 10 teams in action. Our Year 8 boys came away with a 36-8 win at St Marys whilst our Year 10 boys fell to a 40-18 defeat at Winifred Holtby.

Well done to all students who took part.

Squad:- Mason Hilton, Theo Mainprize, Caiden Roberts, Kai Clark, Cohen Cass, Alex Atkinson, Kye Dennett, Wade Endacott, Vittorio Gato and Jay Dawson.

Squad:- Clinton Turner, Ethan Laud, Rueben Potter, Cole Obridge, Ollie Brooks, Harrison Mcilwraith, Jacob Last, Micah Smith, Isaac Last, Jake Fletcher, Malachy O’Dell, Ashdon Owst, Ronnie Hanchett, Bosco Masengesho, Corey Wilsher, Danelius Tamosiunas, Kalub Parker and Harry Sanderson.

Rugby fixtures for next week

Monday 26th September – Year 9 Boys away to Malet Lambert (Yorkshire Cup Qualifier)- 4pm KO

Wednesday 28th September – Year 8 Boys at home v Malet Lambert (Yorkshire Cup Qualifier)- 4pm KO

Thursday 29th September – Year 7 Boys last rugby training session after school before their first match, which will be on Friday 7th October away to Kelvin Hall- 3pm KO.

RESPECT for Education- Lesson 1 Content

This week the students have completed the following tasks in their Lesson 1 lessons. Please discuss with them as we continue to develop the knowledge of our students:

Culture Task

This week students focused on Dwayne Johnson. The students looked at his career in professional sport before moving onto a look at his career as one of the highest-paid and most influential actors of his generation. They also looked at his charity work and the work he does to raise the profile of terminally ill children and the opportunities that they have.

Votes for Schools Topic (Key Stage 3 students only)

This week the students discussed the topic of ‘Will the future look different as the second Elizabethan era comes to an end?’

Character Education

Character Education is a time-tabled lesson within our Lesson 1 curriculum in which students focus on skills and traits which will allow them to be successful in not only their academic studies but also in other aspects of their life.

This week students have focused on:

Year 7 students have looked at the seven habits of successful people. These built upon last week’s Character Education assembly led by Kevin Mincher.

Year 8, 9 and 10 students focused their lesson on looking at local inspiration for setting their goals over the coming weeks. They looked at local case studies of teenagers who have achieved their goals and began to contemplate what their future goals may look like.

Year 11 students focused on bucket list inspiration. The lesson gave them opportunities to visualise what they want from their future as they work towards setting goals to reach.


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
English Nedas Jamantas

(Year 11)

For his amazing effort and work in English this week- Total superstar.

Science Skye Brindley

Ruby Pearson

Casey Lewis

(Year 11)

Taking the initiative with their Science revision by already attending the after school higher tier revision in their push to ensure that they are entered for the higher tier GCSE.


Charlotte Sutton

(Year 10)

Has made a brilliant start to the Art GCSE course, producing some outstanding drawing work and attending after school on a Friday to work in her sketch book.


Kabir Singh

(Year 10)

Excellent work in German lessons, focused work in lessons and at home.


Riley Humberstone

(Year 10)

Has made a good start in lessons this half-term.


Bosco Masengesho

(Year 8)

For some brilliant answers and really positive attitude in his Drama lessons so far this half term! Well done, Bosco.

BTEC Travel and Tourism

Arnas Liukauskas

Kamil Platchta

(Year 10)

Fantastic teamwork effort and attitude in lessons. Well done!

Business Enterprise

Gabija Marcauskaite

Amber Thurston

(Year 11)

Outstanding results in their summer exams.  Both gaining distinction and exceeding their MEG – amazing work!

Business Enterprise

Kabir Singh

(Year 10)

Has made an outstanding start to Business Enterprise, demonstrating a very proactive attitude to his studies. Well done!

BTEC Creative Media

Brandon McCulloch

(Year 10)

Has made an excellent start to the term demonstrating respect for education and his future goals.

Business Creative Media Hanna Szot

(Year 10)

Created an excellent animation that was interesting and had an appropriate frame rate to run smoothly.


Sonny Cass

(Year 8)

Demonstrating his ESafety knowledge by feeding back to the class, answering class questions and producing a well thought out report.
ICT Nagwa Arbab

(Year 8)

Demonstrated a mature attitude to learning creating a report on ESafety which showcased her ICT, research and literacy skills.


Alisha-Mae Medlam

(Year 7)

For quality answers in retrieval practice.


Macy Obridge

(Year 9)

For sharing mature ideas in class discussions and always participating in discussions.


Elliott Sharpe

(Year 9)

For sharing insightful thoughts in class discussions.

Character Education

Amelia Musgrave

(Year 8)

Read the lesson content out to the class and showed leadership skills by taking over the lesson to help others engage in the subject.

Final thought

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out”

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 30th September 2022; enjoy the weekend.

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

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