Transition 2020

In any normal year, May would have allowed us to celebrate the completion of your Year 6 SATS, visit you all in your individual Primary Schools, and welcome you to our Welcome Evening at the academy.

Thank you for being patient as we continue to adapt to the current issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenges that we are all faced with mean that our transition offer will be a little different this year.

We hope that your Welcome Pack will enable you to familiarise yourself with the academy, and develop your confidence and enthusiasm about the imminent transition to Year 7, as we prepare for your arrival in September 2020.

The information on the right-hand side of the pack is information to help support your transition to the academy and can be regularly reviewed prior to September.

This includes a Transition Passport with numerous activities designed to increase your awareness of Sirius Academy West. All of the activities are supported by additional resources and materials on our website. These will be available for all students from Monday 1st June 2020 and include Virtual Tours, Student Guides and interviews with key staff.

We will also be issuing weekly Five Challenges of Summer for our new Y6 cohort. These will be available on our website and Twitter page. Weekly winners will be rewarded with Just Eat vouchers to share with the family.

Throughout June and July we would be keen to see you face-to-face so please keep a look out for our plans regarding Conference Calls with a number of you!

We will continue to update you throughout the rest of the summer but please don’t hesitate to get in contact with any individual questions that you have.

David Gordon (Assistant Vice Principal and Director of Transition)

Amy Lyon (Assistant Director of Transition)

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Y6 Virtual Open Night - Transition Update

Due to the current restrictions that we all face we are unable to host our annual Open Night for prospective pupils and their parents/carers. We acknowledge the important decision that you all are set to make in selecting your preference for secondary education in 2021 and are keen for that decision to be an informed one.

Thus, we are hosting a Virtual Open Night on Thursday 8th October 2020 for all pupils that are considering Sirius Academy West as their destination for September 2021. The evening will feature the premiere of our own short film and also provide additional links to other informative videos. These will include introductions to key staff, testimonials from current students, overviews of the varied subjects and courses available at the academy, and an all access tour following a current student during an academy day.

The event will also promote the academy’s thorough transition programme that seeks to remove barriers to movement from Year 6 to Year 7 and allow all pupils to thrive on arrival. Despite the enforced closure in March, many pupils in our local Primary Schools have already started this journey with themed visits to the academy in Year 5. 

The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for places within Year 7 in recent years and we expect this to be repeated again this year. We encourage pupils and parents to not miss out!

For any additional information regarding the event, and/or details regarding the transition process, please contact Mr Gordon on (01482) 352939. All of the Year 6 pupils in our local Primary Schools will soon receive individual invites to their evening.

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