#ThisWeekatSAW – 6th May 2022

[06 May 2022]

Message from the Head of School:


This week we have had the pleasure of welcoming our Year 8 parents into the Academy for our parents evening. Thank you to all those parents who came and supported the Academy in our aim to support your child in being the best they can be. We continue to offer a large range of revision and intervention lessons for Years 11 and 13 as the examination series begins next week with the BTEC examinations. Please continue to encourage your child to engage with the support being offered.

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 three 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 visiting many lessons 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 and futures.

Kind regards,

Gemma Ransom (Head of School)

RESPECT for Community- General Academy news

Facial Recognition

Over the coming week we will be sending a consent form via MyEd for our new facial recognition software. 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.

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

Year 7 Rugby Success

Our Year 7 Boys Rugby team continued their amazing first season in the Academy by reaching the RFL National Cup Semi-Final with a 24-6 win over Cowley International School (St Helens). The boys now have a Hull Schools Cup Final, Yorkshire Cup Final and National Cup-Semi-Final to look forward too.

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

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Mountain Biking- Reward

The names of those students that have successfully been awarded a place on our Mountain Biking trip to Dalby Forest will be released next week.

These students have been selected based on their contribution to previous biking and cycling events at the academy.

In April we celebrated The Big Walk and Wheel with a range of different activities, including QR Code Hunts in the local area, Bike MOTS, Biker Breakfasts, a bespoke reward scheme, themed lessons and assemblies, and an enrichment club.

The academy continue to be proactive and engage with all attempts to promote active travel and sustainable transport.

We have since been awarded with the highest Modeshift Stars accreditation in the local area. Thank you to those that continue to contribute.

We will be popping in to lessons next week to let the successful students know. Good luck!

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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.

Rugby information for the coming week

Thursday 12th May- Year 10 Boys Quarter-Final of the Yorkshire RL Plate away at Temple Moor (Leeds) 2pm KO. Students to leave lessons at 12pm.

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


Freddie Dawson

(Year 9)

For showing fabulous focus and hard work during his English lessons.
Spanish Nina Byford

(Year 10)

Outstanding continued effort and application in Spanish lessons.


Nawal Arbab

(Year 10)

Working well to prepare for the exam.
Health and Social Care Danielle Bateman

(Year 10)

For her effective use of green pen to improve understanding.


Kalo Brown

Shad Mohammed

Reuben Williamson

Archie Humphreys

Archie Gomersall

Charlie Kennedy

(All Year 8)

All the students volunteered in a Haka demonstration, and all gave 110% effort, if not more. The enthusiasm that they demonstrated gave the whole class a boost of energy as they all tried to outdo and intimidate each other. Fabulous work, thanks for making the lesson enjoyable for me to teach.
ICT Chloe Tomlinson

Sonny Cass

Paige McInerney

(All Year 7)

Excellent work in ICT demonstrating critical analysis skills, programming skills and a curious mind.

Creative Media Jacob Duffy

Lucy Proudlove

(Both Year 11)

Outstanding work creating a Magazine and pre-production documents to plan their 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. Ghostly
  2. Uncanny
  3. Haunted
  4. Persecuted
  5. Hereditary
  6. Monstrous
  7. Maniacs
  8. Malicious
  9. Dubious
  10. Aristocratic

Year 8

  1. Industrialisation
  2. Accomplishments
  3. Demeanour
  4. Charitable
  5. Marginalisation
  6. Vulnerability
  7. Colonialisation
  8. Prejudice
  9. Scurrilous
  10. Curtsey

Year 9

  1. Passionate
  2. Arrogance
  3. Flirtatious
  4. Hubristic
  5. Innocence
  6. Threatening
  7. Jealousy
  8. Overwhelming
  9. Patriarchal
  10. Contemptuous

Final thought

“Failure is an important part of growth and developing your resilience”

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 13th May 2022; enjoy the long weekend!

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

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