Feedback is a gift

At Dixons McMillan, we genuinely believe feedback is a gift.  In line with our Growth Mindset driver, we need and want feedback to feedforward.  We harness the power of feedback to increase scholar learning, by ensuring that feedback causes cognitive rather than an emotional reaction. Our whole culture is built on feedback.

At every Collective Learning session, after every lunch and at every line-up we reflect back on how the day has gone and the key highlights in learning. Everything we do is rooted in our three core values:  we are positive when delivering and receiving feedback; our teachers have real respect for their learners; we work together to strive for excellence.

Our staff are committed to celebrate success and act upon individual next steps to ensure they are becoming even more professional and talented than they are currently.  Staff have a performance tracker which identifies key successes and next steps.  Our positive and respectful culture ensures that feedback is always delivered and received as a gift.  

We seek feedback from scholars, families and staff.  We regularly ask for surveys to be completed and act upon any relative next steps.  We have lots of visitors each year to the academy and we always welcome feedback from an external pair of eyes. 


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@dixonsma_maths Lovely to see family dining at its best. Over 600 all served in one sitting sharing a meal together the basics of any cohesive team. Thank you to all my staff especially my catering team. #verylucky
9:36pm 18.12.2018

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Love the way you focus on a core value in your cycles. Reinforcing the norm; speaking the values, saturating your pupils and staff with who you are and what you're about.
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@ChrisWardle77 Thank you, we try to focus on our values and constantly realigning ourselves to what we believe in to ensure we are consistent as possible so our scholars are safe to learn. We are not perfect but we all try our best.
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After only a few weeks of using it we are now in the top 25 schools nationally for the use of SAMLearning. Scholars are completing as much extra work independently as the amount set by staff. Lets climb the SAMlearning mountain. #growthmindset #dmascholarsatwork
9:32pm 18.12.2018