Dixons Kings Academy Appreciations!

Integrity, Diligence, Civility... 29 April 2016

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At Dixons Kings, we live by our core values. Integrity is always doing the right thing and keeping true to your moral principles. Diligence is the necessity of giving attention to detail in order to avoid error and overcome obstacles. Finally, Civility is about showing everyone consideration and respect. Our appreciations newsletter celebrates the members of our academy family who exhibit these values and climb the mountain to success. We also champion the family members who, during their climb, have shown themselves to be unique, ambitious and creative.
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The Climb... Events at DKA

Form Football Tournament

The finalists were Gayle's G-Force versus Barnard's Bulldozers; with Mrs. Gayle's form winning 6-0!

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Year 10 rounders tournament 12-5 victory over Laisterdyke!

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At DKA we all love to read! Here are some of our current reads!

Winston Plowes in school

A student reading out the poem she wrote inspired by the world explorer sessions! Diligence

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A thank you poem for Mr. Winston Plowes by Mr. Nixon

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Word of the Week

Garrulous - adjective
(a) talkative
(b) excessively talkative, especially on unimportant matters

The garrulous man who was sitting across from me on the train, made it impossible for me to concentrate on the book I was trying to read.

Family Members of the week

Year 7

Luqmaan Shaikh 7.5 – Diligence and civility in all lessons and every aspect of school life.

Ishrat Kaur 7.2 – Showing exceptional civility and respect in Science.

Year 8

Aliyah Khan 8OX4

For excellent work in several lessons, especially Maths and Languages.

Haaris Hussain 8OX3

Excellent engagement in practical activities and great attitude and effort.

Year 9

Luqmaan Shakoor for showing integrity and making good choices this term

Year 10

Harris Moman – Diligence

Rabab Ahmed - Civility

Year 11

Anisha Hussain for sustained diligence in subjects


Staff who have been appreciated by students or their colleagues

Ms. Sutton - thank you for getting all jobs done so quickly and efficiently despite the technical issues you have faced this week.

Mr. Gayle- thank you for creating excellent resources to support Year 9 students with the new GCSE specification.

Mr. Duggan and Miss Parmar- thank you for being supportive and understanding colleagues to work with

Miss Loft- thank you for all the support you’re providing students with so that they make progress in their learning, and for encouraging them to work diligently in lessons and stay on task at all times

Miss Knighton for dealing with 8cam3 and their multiple option changes so efficiently!

Site staff for installing the sink in DT! Thank you!

1. Thank you to Miss. T Khan for working so hard and being so helpful with students, an absolute inspiration.

2. Thank you to Miss Kauser for support with organising ISA re-sits.

3. Thank you to Miss Peacock for organising and helping to set up ISA practical’s on short notice.

4. Thank you to Miss F Ali for helping additional science students resitting core exams revise afterschool.

5. Thank you to Ms Sutton for on-going support and quick turn around on printing revision resources.

Miss Labella, Miss Bowley and Miss Evans for the intervention work they are doing with year 11 in the lead up to the exams.


RE - Miss Khan's Stars of the Week!

Year 7:

Esa Ahmed 7.3- always shows civility and works diligently in lessons. Thank you for your kindness and participation in family dining making sure you’re always taking on a role to either serve or clean during lunch.

Year 8:

Armaan Khan- well done for working diligently in every lesson- keep it up!

Year 9:

Ateeqa Ammer- well done for improving your book presentation and working hard to ensure the standard of your presentation remains good.

Year 10:

Aroosa Ahmed- thank you for always working diligently in lessons and showing civility outside of lessons

Year 11:

Aadam Khan- you’re an inspiration to students and teachers for your diligent attitude towards your academic studies, but you’re also very admirable for what you do to help others in the school community and the wider community. Thank you for being an amazing role model to us all!

Sana Ashfaq- thank you for the chocolate treats in the morning

MFL Stars of the Week

Uzair Ali for showing improved diligence in Spanish - Miss Boutonnet

Rhea Rafaqat (Y10) for diligence shown in Spanish writing - Miss Hickey

Hamza Butt (Y8) for his diligence and determination - Miss Bowley

Humaiya Nimra (Y9) always showing diligence in lessons and answering questions in Spanish - Miss Evans

Laibah Noor (Y7) for showing integrity in improving her behaviour in lessons and demonstrating diligence in her work through her determination to tackle challenging tasks - Miss Boutonnet

Aadam Khan in Y11 for doing a reading during year 11 line-up this week?

English Stars of the Week

Nusaybah Khan for her fantastic contribution to the form football competition - Mrs. Gayle

Azaan Nadeem- Great effort in language analysis and descriptive work; Ibrahim Shaffi – for continuous diligence; Aaiza Minhas – Great improvement in language analysis - Miss Cronin

Kessar Khan for an excellent presentation in English - Miss Crawford


Rose Patel and Fahima Data for achieving 100% in the weekly quiz - Mr. Martin

Izmah Butt for achieving 100% in the weekly quiz Mr. Martin

Shazad Khan and Amaan Shazad for coming top of the class in their weekly quiz - Mr. Martin

Science Stars of the Week

Saif Ahmed for displaying diligence during a dissection lesson - Miss Leadbeater

Whole School Stars of the Week

All students who have been working with the Leos for giving up their time to work in projects to benefit the school and community - Mr. Rafiq

Parents Information

3 Weeks to go for the Year 11 GCSE Exams!

As we get closer to the Year 11 GCSE exams, we have prepared a list of websites that can be useful for your child whilst preparing for their exams. Click on the button below to view this list. It is also accessible via the curriculum section on the Academy website.

Year 9 Parents Evening

Please note that the Year 9 Parents’ Evening date has changed and will now take place on Tuesday 24 May 2016. As informed in our letter of 22 April.

Parent Pay

Please ensure your child's parent pay account is sufficiently topped up. Thank you

Term Dates

2016 Term 5 Monday 11 April to Friday 27 May 2016

Holiday - Saturday 28 May to to Sunday 5 June

2016 Term 6 Monday 6 June to Friday 22 July 2016

Holiday - Saturday 23 July onwards

Family Dining

We are very proud that our year 7 students dine together every day. Family dining gives students a chance to demonstrate integrity, diligence and civility while eating together with their tutors. They serve each other; clean up together and get a chance to talk about their journey up the mountain of success!

Two Claps on Three!

To show our appreciation, we give our family members 'two claps on three'. Here are year 7 demonstrating it!

Would you like to be a part of the DKA family?

At Dixons Kings Academy we ensure that teachers can prioritise teaching above everything else. By keeping teaching the main thing staff are able to refine and develop their practice in the classroom within a nurturing environment. Tailored coaching and considerable time to plan allows staff and students to fulfil their potential. Our values driven culture genuinely enables teachers to teach and students to learn.

We have very high expectations of staff, but we value them highly. We invest heavily in staff development and a growing school will offer many career opportunities in the coming years.

Click on the link below to see our current vacancies: