Dixons Kings Academy Appreciations!

Integrity, Diligence, Civility... w/c 14th December 2015

Big image


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.

Message from the Principal

I would like to thank all our families for their continued support over the past year. We had a very positive start to the academic year and our Year 7 students have quickly settled in to the routines within the Academy.

Year 11 students will return to sit their mock exams on the w/c 4th January and I hope that you can support your child to use the holidays to prepare themselves for the exams.

We were also visited by the Bradford Partnership this term, where we were judged on all areas of teaching and learning. The outcome of this visit was very positive and the report will be available to view on the academy website shortly.

On behalf of all the staff at the academy, we hope you have a restful and enjoyable break and for those of you who will be celebrating Christmas; we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I look forward to working with you and our students in the New Year.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. N Miley

The Climb... Events @ DKA

Computer Science Education Week

Our students visited the Apple store at Leeds Trinity as part of computer science education week. They received a certificate for their hour of coding. Well done Year 8!

Stretch Finals

Stretch projects are independent projects that the year 7 students completed at home, these were then presented in school and assessed by the form tutors. 7 students went through to the finals on Monday and presented their projects in front of Year 7, staff and our 3 judges, Mr. Carr, Miss Parmar and Mr Laughlin.

Stretch Finals Runners up....

The winner of the stretch finals for her project on the Eiffel Tower! Well Done!

Big image

Frank Darnley Art Workshop

The students showing off their masks inspired by Mr. Frank Darnley. What amazing pieces of art work!


Students experimenting energy in food, with Miss. Kauser.

Staff Badminton Tournament

There is nothing like a bit of healthy competition between the staff!

Staff Panto - Peter Pan!

A very entertaining performance by Mr. Bratley, Ms. Spitman, Mr.Harrap, Mr. Duggan, Mr. Ellis, Ms. Hickey, Ms. Dalders, Ms. Evans, Ms. Sangha, Mr. Gayle, Mr. Fieldhouse, Ms. Crawford, Mrs. Gayle and Mrs. Boutonnet. The Year 7 students really enjoyed watching the performance of Peter Pan on Monday!

Staff Member of the Cycle

Well done and congratulations to:

Associate Staff - Caroline Sutton!
Teaching Staff - Hamzah Khan!

Parent Information

16 Weeks to go for Year 11 GCSE Exams!

Mock exams

The mock exams are taking place on W/C 4th January 2016. Parents have been sent a letter with the exams timetable. We wish all our students the best of luck for their exams!

Term Dates

2015 Term 2 Monday 2 November to Friday 18 December 2015

Holiday - Saturday 19 December to Sunday 3 January

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 - 14 December 2015:

Year 7

Murtaza Khan 7.1 – for showing diligence during the stretch project and never giving up when met with an obstacle.

Alena Waheed 7.5 - outstanding contribution to the family group and excellent effort with the stretch project.

Year 8

Ramiz Azad - Great contributions in class and good progress in lessons, especially Maths.

Sumrin Malik - Producing excellent work and effort in numerous subjects.

Year 9

Mohammad Zeeshan Amin for always following DKA learning habits

Year 10

Mahnoor Hussain – diligence

Bilal Seedat – civility

Year 11

Harris Hussain for improvement in behaviour and progress in English coursework


Staff who have been appreciated by students or their colleagues

Mr. Gayle for working diligently to support Citizenship students with their controlled assessment.

All staff- for being very supportive and patient whilst lessons have been disrupted due to the Citizenship controlled assessment- thank you!

Mr. Mirza for working diligently to ensure laptops are working and charged for students to complete their controlled assessment.

Miss. Sutton for being fantastic in meeting Repro requests no matter how late the notice- thank you!

Miss. Ahmed (Reception) for her constant support with contacting parents about after school sessions.


MFL Stars of the Week!

Miss. Hickey's Star of the Week - Zainab Mahmood (Y11) for her diligence shown in her Spanish writing to enable her to show creativity and flair.

Miss. Boutonnet's Star of the Week – Maryam Khan in (Y9) for her diligence and for always pushing herself to attempt the trailblazer tasks in lessons.

Miss. Evans star of the week– Hamza Musa (Y9) for his diligence in Spanish speaking and having a spontaneous debate in Spanish.

Humanities Stars of the Week!

RE Stars of the week

Year 7:

Hadiyah Boota for her wonderful contributions in the lesson aiding others in their learning as well.

Year 8:

Zehan Ashfaq for coming to catch up with missed work

Binyameen Asif for his diligence in completing all tasks, including trailblazer tasks, in the lesson.

Year 9:

Sarah Ahmed for showing diligence with her book presentation- it was a pleasure to mark!

Year 10:

Ibrahim Patel for being the first to arrive to lesson; for always showing civility by handing books out and for showing diligence every lesson by completing all tasks to the highest standard. Well done!

Year 11:

Hadar Ali for his improved focus and diligence in lessons- keep it up!

Sabah Khan for showing civility when helping Miss. Khan after school- thank you Sabah!

Shoaib Zahoor and Hammaad Ashfaq for showing excellent diligence with their controlled assessment- well done!

Two Claps on Three!

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

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!