At Dixons, 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.
Our teachers are passionate about teaching and learning; they are 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. They also believe that great learning is founded on great relationships.
In our classrooms and in our schemes of work and lessons plans, we value knowledge, skills and understanding.
We have also adapted ‘the cycle of highly effective teaching’ developed by Achievement First and introduced Data Days to ensure that evidence about learning is used to adjust teaching to better meet student needs. Teachers look forward to Data Days where they review the impact of their planning and co-plan for the next cycle in response to their formative assessment and student progress data.
Underpinning our learning culture is our belief in the importance and power of self-improvement. All our schools have dedicated weekly time for personalised professional development and we facilitate cross cutting subject groups and teacher networks where we learn from each other.