Dixons Kings Academy Appreciations!

Integrity, Diligence, Civility... 12 May 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

Good Luck to all our Year 11 Students for the GCSE Exams next week!

You have all worked very hard in the lead up to the GCSE exams and we know that each of you has the potential to achieve superb results!

All the staff would like to wish you the very best of luck for your exams!

Year 7 Science Competition! Building a Flood Proof House!

Year 7 students are competing to build the best flood proof house. The winner will be announced next week!

Here is a Year 7 student explaining how she built her flood proof home and the selection of materials she would use to protect the house - Diligence!
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Here are some more fabulous designs:

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The theme in Art this week is Super Heroes!

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Y9 students had the opportunity to meet and hear an inspirational talk from Ajaz Ahmed this week, one of the founders of Freeserve, a company set up by Dixons electrical and sold for £1.6 billion in 1999! Ajaz spoke about his story, his perseverance, challenges and obstacles and inspired the students to believe in themselves and have confidence that they can achieve anything with willpower and determination.
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Students testing for the reactivity of metals with acid!

Word of the Week

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Family Members of the week

Year 7

Danyal Aslam 7.2 - Being very polite and kind at all times and having a good sense of humour.

Aaminah Dad 7.1 – Always showing outstanding effort in PE and attending rounders every week without fail!

Year 8

Haneefa Muhammad – 8CAM1

Excellent hard work and behaviour in numerous lessons, especially Math and Languages.

Amirah Kara – 8OX3

Fantastic effort and commitment in several lessons, especially Maths, Drama and Science.

Year 9

Qusay almaedani - consistently shows diligence, integrity and civility in everything he does

Year 10

Ikra Awan – 10.1 – diligence

Fehzaan Iqbal – 10.3 – diligence

Fehzaan Malik – 10.6 - integrity

Year 11

Eesa Boston – continued diligence in all subjects and outstanding progress 8 score.


Staff who have been appreciated by students or their colleagues

ALL Staff - for your diligence in the lead up to yesterday's BP Review.

Nick Box for his support during the Art exam period.

Mr. Martin for his very generous book donation to the library.

Ms Sutton for providing such an excellent reprographics service.

Miss Clynes for creating fantastic revision resources for year 11.

Mrs Way for her hard work in supporting students.

Mr. Rossell appreciates Mr. Laughlin giving up his time to drive Year 10 Music students to and from Saltaire for their venue visit last Friday.

Miss N Ali and Miss Sheikh for taking some Year 11 students to see An Inspector Calls at the Alhambra last week

I would like to appreciate my faculty (IT & Business) for the outstanding effort in the BP review

Thank you to Ms Sutton for never saying no and always completing tasks even when the deadline is short!

Thank you to Miss Gill and Miss Toner for the support with sending off controlled assessments.

Thank you to Miss Shah for always being amazingly helpful with the advice you give and for supporting year 10 students with many intervention sessions during the day and after school ahead of their examinations.

Mr Miley for making staff feel wanted in the work place and appreciating everything they do.

Ms Sutton for seeing to the needs of the teachers, in allowing days to run smoothly as possible

Mrs Boutrig – for all her hard work and diligence preparing for the appeals and orgainisation of the year 7 new intake information evening


RE - Miss Khan's Stars of the Week!

Year 7

Rayees Adam- well done for your consistent diligence in every RE lesson- keep it up!

Year 8

Hamza Latif and Ibtisam Khanum- thank you for being very helpful!

Hamza Butt- well done for your diligence shown in homework tasks making sure revision is completed very well to get full marks in the quizzes at the start of the lesson- keep it up!

Year 9

Well done to Huma Mahmood, Sarah Ahmed, Tanya Mahmood and Fayzah Siddique for your excellent book presentation. It is a model for other students, great work girls!

Year 10

Thank you Maleeha Khan for being very helpful in the morning.

Well done to Safina Ali and Zulaikha Khanum for the hard work you’re showing by coming to school early to revise for your Science exams.

Thank you Sana Ashfaq for showing exemplary civility by offering to help a student in year 7 with their Science project in your own time before school.

Year 11

Well done Usman Naeem for achieving 100% in your most recent assessment. Your dedication and diligence is paying off- keep it up!

Thank you to Aroosa Ahmed for the chocolate treats after school and well done for working very hard after school to succeed in the Science exams coming up soon.

Thank you to Maleeha Khan for your help before school.

Well done to Zulaika and Safina for coming in early to school to revise for the Science exams.

History Star of the Week!

Safian Khan and Harris Iqbal for greatly improved Effort in history - Mr Ellis

ICT Stars of the Week!

8OXIT1 for producing outstanding work in their data representation tasks - Mr Rafiq

Sara Ali & Sumayyah Kara – for helping out in the planning of the binary task

Kajel Parekh, Ruqayyah Rauf, Hanna Hussain, Nathan Patel & Adurrahim Hussain for representing the school outstandingly in the finals

Aroosa Ahmed for working really hard on her GCSE ICT coursework

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Business Studies Stars of the Week!

9A Business – Laila Iqbal, Adam Samad, Khadijah Ahmed, Humiya Nimrah, Amaad Ali, Mehraan Hussain, Huma Mahmood – all showing exceptional diligence in their work in Business lessons!

Year 9B Business – Aisha Hussain, Fayzah Siddique, Ateeqa Ammer – always volunteering to take the lead in class discussions and for offering well thought-out responses.

Harris Iqbal – For outstanding effort in lessons and much improved behaviour and attitude!

Year 9D Business – Sahiba Sajjad, Maimoona Choudhry – show great civility at all times in helping to carry boxes of their class folders to the lessons (as we move from classroom to classroom) and then distribute folders without being asked to do so.

MFL Stars of the Week

Mohammed Ali - Year 9

Anisha Hussain - Year 11

Hamzah Waheed - Year 7

Miss Hickeys Stars of the Week:

Kafayat Azeez

Nimra Idrees

Siyaam Mahmood

Shafiur Rehman

Suhayb Hussain

For excellent Spanish controlled assessment preparation.

English Star of the Week

Riyah Khan - Year 11 for excellent literature work!

Art Stars of the Week!

All the year 11 GCSE Art students for their hard work and diligence during the Art exams.

Maths Stars of the Week!

A thank you to all my Maths classes yr 8 and 9, for showing civility , settling down quickly at start of lessons and always diligent in their maths lessons - Mr Javed

Science Stars of the Week!

Salihah Mahmood 90x1

Maryam Khan 9ox1

Sarah Ahmed 9ox4

Maadihya shah 9cam2

For increased diligence in lessons and for working extremely hard every lesson - Miss Leadbeater

Mr Gayles Stars of the Week - RE

Rayhan, Maariya, Ameer, Ariyan, Illyas and Tanzil in year 10 for the progress they are making in RE after school intervention. Well done!

Parents Information

Y11 GCSE Exams Begin Next Week!

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!