25 of our year 9 students have been involved in a program called living for sport, run by Sky Tv. They have learnt some leadership skills and how sport can be a medium to success. The final challenge was to organise an event. They decided to link up with the new Dixons school Marchbank Primary and organise a ‘race for life’. The students prepared an assembly, allocated jobs and then ran it on the day.
Dixons City Academy has received national recognition for the value it adds to enable students’ high achievement at GCSE.
The school has qualified for two SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards by being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between key stage 2 results at primary school and GCSE results at age 16, and in the top 20% nationally for high attainment. The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT in June.
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:
‘Dixons City Academy should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope many schools will join us at the celebration ceremony for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools. These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Dixons City Academy, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network.
Click here to read the letter. The Department for Education (DfE) has released a letter for parents explaining the changes being introduced in September 2014 for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The Academy is currently preparing for these changes.