Dixons Kings Academy Appreciations!

Integrity, Diligence, Civility... w/c 25 January 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.

The Climb... Events @ DKA


The science department have been busy this week testing to see if ionic compounds conduct electricity!

App Building in ICT

Art & Design

Parent Information

11 Weeks to go for the Year 11 GCSE Exams!

Parents Evenings this term

Year 11 Parents Evening - Wednesday 27 January
Year 8 Parents Evening - Wednesday 3 February

Term Dates

2016 Term 3 Monday 4 January to Friday 12 February 2016

Holiday - Saturday 13 February to Sunday 21 February

2016 Term 4 Monday 22 February to Thursday 24 March 2016

Holiday - Friday 25 March to Sunday 10 April

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 Members of the week - W/C 25 January 2016:

Year 7

Bilal Arshad 7.2 - Always willing to share equipment with others if they need it without being asked to help. Brilliant paired work done in RE; always aspiring to produce the best work possible in the lesson.

Areeg Naseem 7.4 - For outstanding work and great attitude in class. Covered all of the school’s values.

Year 8

Fahkr Ali

For always showing outstanding diligence and civility and always being helpful and polite.

Iqra Abrar

Showing great civility and always trying to work hard and improve her character.

Year 9

Khateeb Ali for civility

Year 10

Adeel Ayaz - Diligence

Ayesha Sharif - Integrity

Year 11

Zaynah Qamar for her work in leading the Senior student leadership team


Staff who have been appreciated by students or their colleagues

Thanks to Mr. McCall for covering my rock climbing session last Thursday. With only 10 minutes warning, he took the students to Appleton Academy for their GCSE practical until 5.30pm

Ms. Roman – ensuring that lessons that were covered were still high quality lessons and that rooms were left neat and tidy.

Mr. Khan for excellent snacks at the Pastoral meeting, and for his constant willingness to go the extra mile to help Year 9 students and pastoral staff.

Ms. Granger for always being at morning lineup before the bell.

Ms. Labella, Ms. Evans, Ms. Adeniji – in their diligence with year 11 speaking assessments.

A big thank you to anyone who has covered a Spanish lesson this week to support with the Spanish speaking assessments – we really appreciate it.

A belated appreciation for Mr. Duggan for organising the staff Christmas party.

Ms. Pandor for always being so helpful and efficient.

Ms. Sutton for her fantastic support for reception in the busy period. She has done a lot of running around when I have not been able to locate students and also helped with student queries when the phones are busy.

Ms. Sutton - thank you for being ever so quick in completing my repro jobs at short notice!


Music Star of the Week!

Tayyibah Hafiz 7.6, for the best keyboard performance in Year 7 so far!

MFL Stars of the Week!

Adam Ahmed – outstanding diligence and results in controlled assessment

Haaris Nazir for civility, diligence and integrity demonstrated this week in his Spanish controlled assessment.

RE Stars of the Week!

Safina Ali and Aisha Sharif- thank you for helping me after school and taking an hour out to do this!

Tayyabah Naz- thank you very much for taking your time out after school to help me prepare books for a lesson.

Year 7:

Inayah Jangir- well done for coming in your own time to catch up with missed work.

Year 8:

Well done to Abu-Safian for coming very early to school to get help with your RE homework- brilliant diligence was shown!

Year 9:

Very good effort shown by Maimoona Choudhry when responding to feedback- keep it up!

Year 10:

Brilliant PEEL skills were shown by Amaad Ali in his response to a 6 mark question- well done Amaad!

Year 11:

Thaiba Javed made amazing progress in her recent mock exam and achieved an A by working diligently at home and after school with her revision. Fantastic work Thaiba- keep it up!

ICT - Stars of the Week

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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!