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Learning and teaching

At Dixons Allerton Academy, we build a partnership between parents, students and teachers that puts learning first. We help our students to value learning by activating them as owners of their own learning, utilising the pedagogical approaches of flipped learning and mastery.  

Our teachers have real respect for their learners as people with ideas of their own. They are passionate about teaching and learning, and able to present challenging learning tasks. Their expertise allows them to 'read' their classrooms and to be more responsive to learners. They are extremely flexible and take every opportunity to maximise learning. They are great seekers and users of feedback. 

We firmly believe that assessment is the bridge between teaching and learning. Therefore, every lesson at Allerton will show evidence of the following core features:

  1. Personalised learning activities
  2. Effective formative assessment
  3. Clear development and structure of learning

These are compulsory features of all our lessons.

In our classrooms and in our schemes of work and lessons plans, we value knowledge, skills and understanding.

Our top 3 literacy strategies are: 

  • reading book in possession at all times (reading)
  • speak in full sentences and no slang (speaking)
  • track the speaker/s (listening)

We harness the power of feedback to increase student engagement, by ensuring that feedback is focussed on embedding learning and showing progress.

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Brass & Woodwind with our Key Stage 3 scholars has been a huge success! We’ve been so impressed with the standard of performance. If you’re interested in your Y6 child taking lessons register interest at transition day on 3rd July! #hardwork #success #mastery https://t.co/8zY4gDBGdO
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are so proud of all the scholars who took part in the Dixons Trust Showcase! All the scholars showcased hardwork & skill! What an outstanding event it was! Bravo 👏 👏👏 @DixonsMP @DTA_Music @PArtsDCA @dixonsca @dixonsma_music @DixonsTA @DixonsKings https://t.co/iPHhp5Qky6
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So not only did secure Good in their Ofsted inspection this year, they also now have a Soul Band @DixonsAcademies https://t.co/LZOck5MaEU
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Today we are in #Bradford with students at Dixons Allerton Academy for the last of three sessions. 🖊️ It's rainy and miserable outside but heads are down and everyone is cracking on with their exclusive #news stories. 👏🏿👏🏾👏🏽 https://t.co/0sDQyt3dZR
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