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Academy Week

Dixons McMillan students benefit from a longer working week. We know that more time with students enables them to experience a broad curriculum and experience a full range of subjects. Students 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 students 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 students. 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

14.55

14.55

Curriculum day ends

16.00

15.00

15.00

Co – curricular enrichment starts

16.00

15.00

15.00

Co – curricular enrichment ends

17.00

16.00

16.00

Library (ibase) closes

17.30

17.30

17.00

Academy closes for staff

19.00

19.00

18.00

  • Students 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. (Students 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 students to sign up to. Once signed up students are committed to that activity and must attend.
  • Students 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 students are welcome to work in the library where they can use academy resources.
  • All students should have left the academy by 17.30 Monday - Thursday and 17.00 on Fridays. Until that point they will be directed to work with a member of staff or work independently in the library area.
  • Students will serve correction sessions at the end of their timetabled lesson.