DKA Appreciations!

Integrity, Diligence, Civility... w/c 7th December 2015


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

Creative Arts

Textiles students enjoying making cushion prototypes with Ms. Amin

Some great examples of outstanding student work and response to feedback

Preview of some of the fantastic displays around our academy

Parent Information

18 Weeks to go for Year 11 GCSE 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

Poppy Appeal 2015

Dixons Kings Academy raised £140 for the 2015 poppy appeal!

Family Members of the week - 7th December 2015:

Year 7

Mohammed Jawad Awan 7.5 - Pushing himself in lessons, working well with others and pushing outside of his comfort zone.

Haniah Arfan 7.1 - Excellent effort throughout the stretch project by being incredibly diligent.

Year 8

Safian Mahmood - superb effort in all lessons

Rose-Alicia Patel - Excellent participation in lessons and outstanding work and effort

Year 9

Fayzah Siddique for an excellent progress report

Year 10

Samiya Akhtar – Year 10 - Diligence

Umar Khattab – Year 10 – Integrity

Year 11

Danyal Haseeb – increasing science results by two grades

Nimrah Khan - For recent attainment results

Aadam Khan - For recent attainment results


Staff who have been appreciated by students or their colleagues

Mrs. Khan (Admin) for her skill and efficiency in organising the Year 7 parents evening.

Mr. Box for continuing to offer help and support even when its last minute requests! He has been a tower of strength for me.

Ms. Sutton for always being on hand for any repro requests.

To all the Year 7 tutors for showing exceptional diligence during the Year 7 Parents’ Evening. They have been amazing this term and a pleasure to work with!

Mr. Fieldhouse,Ms. Khan, Ms. Kauser, Mr, Martin and Mr, Goodrum

Ms. Khan (RE) for working really hard to sort out the citizenship controlled assessment

Diligence – Miss. Mahmood for her work with the BTEC Science students

Integrity – Miss. Kauser for completing controlled assessments with our Year 11 students.

Civility – Miss. Shah for planning and delivering an intervention session on photosynthesis with year 11 students

Ms. Toner and Ms. Khan (Admin) for their fantastic efforts in helping to reduce the amount of money owed to the academy in unpaid lunches


Science Stars of the Week!

Misbah Zaman

Sarah Salsbury

Hamzah Kara

Naveed Shabir

Aisha Tahir

MFL Stars of the Week!

Misam Bukhari Year 11 for A* in speaking exam for this week

Humanities Stars of the Week!

Mr. Gayles start of the week - Tayyabah Naz – for diligence and giving up her break voluntarily

Miss. Khan’s appreciations: form time:

Muhammad El-Sayed for his diligence in his stretch project creating an amazing pyramid as a prop to his presentation- brilliant effort was shown, well done!

Miss Khan’s appreciations: RE

Year 11- Sumiyyah Hussain for her diligence in responding to feedback

Year 10- Bilal Seedat for supporting others with a homework task showing very good civility

Year 9- Humiya Nimra for her diligence every lesson, which is why her book is exemplary!

Year 8- Uzair Butt for his diligence every lesson and always showing he wants to produce the best work in the clas

Year 7- Jawaad Awan for the diligence he shows every lesson making a huge improvement to the beginning of the year

Miss Khan’s appreciations: Citizenship:

Sarah Jangir and Maryam Iqbal for being ever so kind and thoughtful by buying me lunch to thank me for the support on the Citizenship drop down day. Thank you girls!

Well done to all Citizenship students for their excellent effort in their Citizenship coursework so far. You have shown diligence and a desire to do well- keep it up!

ICT Stars of the Week

The following students in year 10 have achieved a grade B-A* in their recent ECDL word processing test:

Hamzah Khan

Sunaynah Ahmed

Hamaad Mahmood

Siraj Shafiq

Mohammed Haider Ali

Aisha Sharif

Ikrima Khan

Farakh Ali

Bilal Khan

Bilal Usmani

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!