#ThisWeekatSAW – 29th April 2022

[29 Apr 2022]

Message from the Head of School:


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all back into a new term and I hope you all enjoyed the Easter break. We are now into the summer term with a bank holiday this weekend and only 4 weeks before the May half term break. Attendance to every lesson every day is vital to ensure your child does not fall behind with their learning.

Thank you for supporting the Academy by encouraging your child to attend the Easter revision sessions. We had a large numbers of students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13 attend the Academy throughout the holidays to progress with their learning in preparation for their up and coming examinations. We believe that the culture of achievement we create in our school, encourages students to strive to be the best they can be, through hard work, determination and ambition. Our students have been working very hard and continue to show resilience towards their learning in what are still very challenging times for our young people.

Competition and performance are essential for learning and preparation of children for the future – we have had many sporting fixtures and events taking place this week.  As always, please check the Sirius Academy West Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up-to-date with all Academy events.

Gemma Ransom (Head of School)


RESPECT for Community- General Academy news

Athletics Record Breaker

As we enter the summer term, PE lessons will see students take part in Athletics events. Ashdon Owst (Year 7) set the tone for a fantastic summer as he broke the Academy record for the boys Year 7 shot-putt event. Ashdon threw 9m.20cm which beat the record set back in July 2016.

Enrichment Timetable

As we start the new summer term, please see the Enrichment timetable below. On top of this we will be holding our termly Sirius Academy West Well-Being Week again over the course of the term.

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School Bus Disruption

Parents / carers should have received a MyEd message during the week about upcoming disruption to the school bus route. On May 16th, Calvert Road will close for a period of 8 weeks. The school bus will re-route during this time after pick-ups. We are working with East Yorkshire Services to minimise the disruption to the time that student get to the Academy.

Rugby information for the coming week

Wednesday- Year 7 and 8 Girls rugby training after school
Friday- Year 9 Boys Yorkshire Plate 1/4 final at home v St Wilfred’s (Featherstone)- 12: 30pm KO.

MFL- Year 11 Examinations

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.

Weekly Family Maths Challenge

We are delighted to invite our students, and their families, to enter our weekly Maths Puzzle of the Week competition. Please complete the following link to enter.

https://forms.office.com/r/k0PM3G0GB3. There will be a new puzzle released each week on a Monday. A weekly winner will be rewarded with a Family Voucher.

Points will continue to be awarded throughout the summer term, based on number of entries and correct answers, to find a Family Champion. Good luck!

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



Hannah Szot

(Year 9)

She has been incredibly engaged in class, asking thoughtful questions and offering answers in class.
Science Lexi Atkinson

(Year 8)

Constantly brilliant effort and attitude in science, she always tries her best and is incredibly helpful.
Science Abigail Reilly

(Year 10)

A high level of effort in lessons and showing high level of skill when completing specific latent heat calculations.
Spanish Charlie Kenny

(Year 7)

For making good progress in Spanish and always trying his best.
PE Ashdon Owst

(Year 7)

Breaking the 6 year old Academy record for Year 7 shot-putt.


Harry Dunlin

(Year 8)

Excellent performances in his PE lesson, winning the 200m and the Long-Jump events with excellent time / distance.
Technology Giannoula Nikola

(Year 9)

For following the schools respect values and completing good quality work during the lesson.
Reading Response Regan Harrington

(Year 7)

Fantastic effort in reading response, trying his best to complete tasks to the highest possible standard.
Health and Social Care Ruby Pearson

(Year 10)

For effective use of green pen to improve her understanding of exam technique.

Creative Media

Jack Sheriff

Carter Fenwick

Jacob Duffy

Charli Theaker

Cory Ford

(Year 11)


These students have made an excellent and creative response to the client brief.  Their effort and determination has been outstanding.

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. Horror
  2. Psychological
  3. Abduction
  4. Exaggerated
  5. Terror
  6. Fearfulness
  7. Decaying
  8. Mysterious
  9. Superstitious
  10. Occurrences

Year 8

  1. Propriety
  2. Retribution
  3. Dandy
  4. Etiquette
  5. Magistrate
  6. Gallows
  7. Counselling
  8. Incapacitation
  9. Deterrence
  10. Rehabilitation

Year 9

  1. Oppressive
  2. Manacles
  3. Domineering
  4. Colossal
  5. Decaying
  6. Wreckage
  7. Insignificance
  8. Hopelessness
  9. Corruption
  10. Hearse

Final thought

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new”

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 6th May 2022; enjoy the long weekend!

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

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