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[email protected] - Friday 31st January 2020

Message from the Head of School:

This week I have been talking to a number of students about our first two curriculum principles, "No limits" and "Respect". We are moving towards the time in the term when the latest round of expert learners are named.

Every single year, Expert learners gain far higher GCSE outcomes than others.  Expert learners set themselves the highest standards of effort, behaviour, attendance and conduct. Expert learners allow others to learn and therefore of high respect for others and respect for education.

Our ambition is for all of our students to become expert learners. Our community and Sirius families can support by helping our students in achieving expert learner status by discussing exactly how to become an expert learner.

Mr Ravenscroft

Curriculum Area students of the week:


Drama: Kearah Stabler, Ellie Hoad, Charlie Lawrence, Cole Mallinson, Naomi Harrison, Liam Robinson, Caitlin Baines, Dumitru Merlan and Sonia Barrett for a fantastic drama performance

Dance: Natalia Swiecka – continued outstanding efforts in dance. Completing all coursework and working hard on her exam.

Melissa Jones - continued outstanding efforts in dance. Completing all coursework and working hard on her exam

Music: Cristiana Memet for her resilience in lessons and her enthusiasm with the ukulele and singing clubs. 


Zac Kareem – perceptive and thought provoking language analysis.


All of 11M1 taught by Mrs Cox who have shown great resilience this week when faced with difficult writing tasks.


All the Y11 students who attended the Doctors’ Show and Hitler on Trial at the Leeds City Varieties. Exemplary behaviour and no limits attitude to learning. Respectfully broadening their horizons and out behaving several private schools.




Food: Natasha Dunn, Jessica Thompson, Evie Coates and Wiktoria Przbylska for amazing homework and positivity in lessons.

Hospitality and Catering: Elliott O’Connor for his No Limits approach to getting ingredients and equipment ready for pracitcal lessons.

House Cup Position

Top Reward Points in Each House

Top Students:

Hot Choc Friday Students


This week we held a live art competition. Around 80 students took part sketching our two science teachers, Mr Townsend and Mrs Steels.

MFL – This half term students will:

Yr 7  - learn how to talk about school in French
Yr 8 French – learn how to talk about holidays and travel
Yr 9 French – learn how to talk about social media
Yr 10 French – learn how to talk about free time and leisure activities
Yr 11 French – begin revision and speaking exam preparation
Yr 8 German – learn how to talk about a healthy lifestyle
Yr 9 German – learn how to talk about ambitions and future plans
Yr 10 German – learn how to talk about free time and leisure activities
Year 11 – there are new enrichment groups – please check your timetable and make sure you turn up!!


Our production of North is underway. All students involved should be checking the rehearsal schedule down in drama.

CAPA - Extra-Curricular Activities (all to take place in 1R4):

Orchestra will be running on a Tuesday after school. All instrumentalists are invited to attend. This will run from 3.15-4.05pm.

Ukulele Club takes place on a Thursday after school from 3.15-4.05pm.

Vocalize also takes place on a Thursday after school from 3.15-4.05pm.

Dance club (OK2) Thursday after school 3:05-4:00pm


Y9 Parent and Student Geography Escape Room. Tues 28th January between 4 and 5pm in the auditorium.

PE and Sport


The First Story enrichment experience continues with our writer-in-residence, Russ Litten, each Tuesday in 1N11 with Mrs Mills. This week, students produced 'What if?’ stories.

This term:

Year 7s continue to read and analyse Shakespeare’s play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Year 8s continue to read and analyse a modern novel: Annabel Pitcher’s ‘My Sister Lives in the Mantelpiece’ or Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Shadow’, linking these novels to real life acts of terrorism that changed the world forever.

Year 9s continue to read and analyse Shakespeare’s play: Much Ado About Nothing.

Year 10s continue to read and analyse J B Priestley’s, An Inspector Calls in preparation for their English Literature GCSE and work on the skills needed to be able to access the English Language GCSE Paper 2.

Year 11s continue to work on exam skills for reading and writing for their GCSE Language Paper 1 in preparation for their mock examinations this week.

Reading Plus enrichment sessions are available before and after school in 1N11.


HegartyMaths homework club on Monday morning from 8am in 0N1, and on Wednesday morning from 8am in 0N3. KS4 drop in maths session on Tuesday morning from 8am in 0N1.

Upcoming events / activities

Final Thought

“Do it now. Sometimes later becomes never”

The next parental bulletin will go live on 8th February 2020; enjoy the week