Dixons Kings Academy Appreciations!

Integrity, Diligence, Civility... w/c 08 February 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 @ DKA

This week at DKA

E-Safety Presentation

PC Mark Beardsley came into school this week to discuss the importance of E-safety. This was part of Safer Internet Day which is an international event promoting the safe use of social media and being safe online. Pupils took part in discussion and quizzes to demonstrate their learning.

Road Safety Presentation

A very engaging and interesting performance by Streetwise on Pedestrian Safety

Cafe Scientifique

Dr Jim Smythe came to the library yesterday for the launch of the Cafe Scientifique programme. His exhilarating talk about the brain held a captive audience, and the dissection activity got everyone involved in an exploration of the grey matter. Dr Smythe talked about brain structure, brain disease and what the different parts of the brain are responsible for. Pupils and staff all enjoyed the event.


Y10 Scientists making mayonnaise as part of their Emulsions lesson!

Creative Arts

Here are some examples of the excellent work produced by our Year 11 GCSE Textiles Students. Very impressive! Well Done!

Family Members of the week

Year 7

Zain-Ul Abidin 7.5 - For consistent diligence in maths and always trying his best.

Aleena Waheed 7.5 - For outstanding contribution to family achievement, and civility during all of her classes.

Year 8

Uzayr Ali - Outstanding effort in lessons and showing great maturity

Iqra Shafiq - Showing civility and diligence in lessons and at unexpected times

Year 9

Mohammed Abu-Safian - Diligence

Kajal Parekh - Diligence

Year 10

Fareed Ali – Diligence

Soha Inayat - Diligence

Year 11


Staff who have been appreciated by students or their colleagues

All library users who have returned over due books. At the beginning of this term there were over 700 overdue books on the system. This has now dropped to 440. I expect this number to keep falling as students become more involved with the development of the library.

Ms. Toner – for being so efficient in Caroline’s absence with the photocopying.

Mr. Goodrum for leading the Year 11 C/A Preparation Day on Sunday.

Ms. Toner to your appreciations this week for not only her continued support as a line manager but getting stuck into my work as well as her own role during my recent few day absence. She has done a fantastic job, also thank you to Mrs. Boutrig for giving Ms. Toner a hand with this too.

Mrs. Khan (RWK) – for her excellent organisation with both parents evenings

Mrs. Boutrig – for her skills and patience with the guillotine whilst helping in reprographics

Thanks to Mr. Kirby for his sterling work on Friday keeping the IT running for drop-down day – much appreciated.

Mr. Rafiq- thank you for all your support with IT issues and with booking your room at short notice for after school sessions.

Miss Gill- thank you for always dealing with my queries very quickly, and never saying no to any of my requests no matter how busy you are.

Ms. Toner and Mrs Boutrig- thank you for all your support with Repro requests last week.

Miss Evans- thank you for your after school sessions sharing brilliant and useful tips related to improve marking and feedback across the school.

Mr. Gayle- thank you for the tremendous effort you are putting in to create online revision videos for year 11's so that they are fully equipped with a variety of revision resources ahead of their exams.

Miss Kidd- thank you for all your support, kind words and professional advice that helps the teaching staff to improve so students can make maximum progress.

Miss Parmar- thank you for the diligence you show in making sure year 7 are the best year group in the school.

Mr. Fieldhouse- thank you for taking time out to help me with any issues I may have and giving very useful advice when I am unsure about something.

Miss Boutonnet for providing support to colleagues.

Ms. Cronin for sharing excellent resources

Mr. Nixon for amazing sessions in the library

Mr. Jeram for his amazing support when it comes to any technical queries. Thank you for your constant support

Mr. Jeram – for installing 4matrix in 0.09 in such notice. Happy to help in any circumstances.

Ms. Sutton – sorting out the prints effectively


Admin Star of the Week!

Zaynah Qamar Year 11.5 for her diligence and civility in helping with reception duties on Wednesday at parents evening

Maths Stars of the Week!

Hamzah Khan (Y10) for an excellent class demonstration on sequences.

Y10 girls who stayed after school to revise for their Cycle 2 assessments.

Y8 – for consistent diligence in Maths lessons: Emaan Khalid and Dominika Karacova

ICT Stars of the Week!

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RE Stars of the Week!

Year 7- Haseeb Khan for his diligence in trying to use new PEEL skills learnt in the most recent assessment, well done.

Year 8- well done to Amirah Ahmed for working diligently in the lesson and trying her best to understand a very challenging task.

Year 9- well done to Taybah Khan for diligently responding to all feedback and showing pride in her work so that her book is an example for others to follow.

Year 10- well done to Suhayb Hussain for achieving full marks in his most recent assessment.

Year 11- excellent diligence and commitment was shown by Saleena Noor when staying at break to improve her knowledge of previous topics, well done.

Zaynah Qamar- thank you for all your help during the week and for all the times you have helped out without being asked as well.

Riyah Khan- thank you for your help after school on Monday.

English Star of the Week!

Thaiba Javed – for really pushing to improve her coursework.

MFL Stars of the Week

Mariyah Naz (Y10) for always showing diligence in Spanish lessons. - Miss Hickey

Rose Patel (Y8) for her outstanding performance in her cycle 2 exams. - Miss Bowley

Parents Information

9 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.

Parent Pay

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

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 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!