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Academy Week 

Dixons McMillan scholars benefit from a longer working week.  We know that more time with scholars enables them to experience a broad curriculum and experience a full range of subjects.  Scholars must also opt into some co-curricular electives, an area that they are genuinely interested in.  These will run on Thursday period 5.  In additional scholars will also take part in at least one after school co - curricular enrichment session.  

The information below details our default Academy day, however, in line with the information given to families in Recent Letters, the below has had to be amended in light of safety of staff and scholars.  Please see the Recent Letters section for more information about how the day has been amended for different year groups.

Activity

Mon – Wed

Thurs

Fri

Academy opens

07.15

07.15

07.15

Pre-teaching / Morning Mastery

07.30

07.30

07.30

Curriculum day starts 

08.00

08.00

08.00

Line up 

08.02

08.02

08.02

Collective Learning / Staff Development

08.05

08.05

08.05

Period 1

08.35

08.35

08.35

Period 2

09.30

09.30

09.30

Break

10.25

10.25

10.25

Period 3

10.45

10.45

10.45

Period 4

11.40

11.40

11.40

Lunch  (including family dining) or DEAR/PDS

12.35

12.35

12.35

Lunch  (including family dining) or DEAR/PDS

13.15

13.15

13.15

Period 5

13.55

13.55

13.55

Period 6

14.50

 

 

Focus (homework prep)

15.45

14.50

14.50

Line up

15.55

15.15

14.55

Curriculum day ends  

16.00

15.20     

15.00

Co – curricular enrichment starts

16.00

15.20     

15.00

Co – curricular enrichment ends

16.40

15.50

15.40

Library (ibase) closes

18.00

18.00

17.00

Academy closes for staff

19.00

19.00

18.00

 

  • Scholars must arrive at the academy before 08.00 each day ready to learn.
  • Breakfast will be served from 07.15 – 07.45.
  • Corrections start at the end of the curriculum day.  (Scholars who are in correction must serve the correction on the day it is given no exceptions).
  • Each day there will be there will co-curricular enrichment for scholars to sign up to. Once signed up scholars are committed to that activity and must attend.
  • Scholars who would benefit from catch–up or interventions are expected to attend these when invited.  (These will run before the curriculum day or at the end of the curriculum day).
  • All scholars are welcome to work in the ibase (Library) where they can use academy resources.
  • All scholars should have left the academy by 18.00 each day.  Until that point they will be directed to work with a member of staff or work independently in the ibase area. 
  • Scholars will serve correction sessions at the end of their timetabled lesson.

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