2019-20 Academy Expectations

Posted on 17.07.2019

17 July 2019


Dear Parents and Carers


As the summer term draws to a close, I write with several updates.


As you are aware we are extremely proud that Dixons Allerton Academy has been recognised by Ofsted as a ‘good’ school in every category.


We will be adopting many of the outstanding practices from other Dixons academies.  The current behaviour policy will be replaced by the Dixons behaviour for learning policy (please find a copy enclosed).


In order to ensure scholars can succeed and follow the learning habits outlined in the policy we will have a phased implementation of the 6 habits.  In August we will begin with uniform, and equipment.  Assemblies have been taking place with scholars to ensure clarity of what is expected in the new academy year.  Scholars will be expected to be in full correct uniform and fully equipped for the academy day (please see slides).  Please read carefully particularly the expectation around socks, trousers, shoes and make up.


We will be checking uniform and equipment every day at the academy.  We will be reminding scholars for the first week back, thus giving them every chance to succeed.


However, from Monday the 9 September we will be issuing same day corrections (detentions) for any scholar that is not in full uniform or fully equipped.  Corrections will last for 30 minutes for each breach of school rules.  We will inform you by text if your son / daughter has a same day correction.


Attendance at corrections is non-negotiable.  Please ensure the academy has the correct information on record for you so you are not caused any distress by not receiving a text.  It is your responsibility to keep the academy updated with any personal details and information.


We will run a uniform store and equipment shop every day, so scholars have the opportunity to buy / correct any beaches before period 1 begins at 8.30am.


As we introduce the next learning habit we will follow the same procedure, inform scholars, inform parents, time to practice and implantation.  (Please note our existing behaviour policy will run alongside the new one for the first few weeks as we transition. We want scholars to succeed and learn good habits and I thank you for your support in helping us to achieve outstanding learning habits at Dixons Allerton Academy.  With clear simple rules and boundaries, we can focus on why we are in school, to learn in order to succeed and achieve excellent outcomes.


Please note: the start of term dates and times:

·         Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August, Year 7 and 12 scholars to attend at the usual start time of 8:30.

·         Monday 2 September, all Scholars (years 7-13) return to the Academy ready to learn for 8:30am start.


Yours sincerely

C Skelding