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Principal's Welcome

At Ditton Park Academy we never forget that parents entrust us with one of the most important and rewarding jobs in the world, the education of their children.

For us, that means unlocking the potential within every child in ways that ultimately make them happy, confident and competent young adults. They are unique and we want them to fulfil their potential by the time they leave us as young adults. I hope our new website will provide you with a brief insight into some of the excellent work we are doing in teaching and learning in order to provide an excellent education for students who attend Ditton Park Academy. I would strongly recommend that you also follow us on Twitter:

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Standards and high expectations are very important to us and we are extremely proud of the many achievements of students and staff at the Academy. We aim to excite young people about their learning and to celebrate their successes. Our staff have a passionate commitment to inspire through excellent teaching and learning opportunities. We welcome students of all abilities who are taught in both mixed ability and set groups.

Our supportive approach enables everyone to develop the skills and knowledge required to be responsible and considerate individuals suited to the demands of our ever-changing multicultural society. There is extensive monitoring of students’ progress and regular contact with parents. We place a high emphasis on positive behaviour which ensures the Academy is a happy and safe place within which to learn.

We believe our Academy makes a difference to young people and we very much look forward to welcoming your child to the Academy and becoming one of our many successes in the future.

Nick Caulfield

Executive Principal

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To help our Year 11 students reach their goals we are running the following support timetable with sessions occurring before and after school. We hope that students make the most of these opportunities. https://t.co/RO19qlIbjX
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Our Taster lessons last week were a great success. Any students that weren't able to attend or have further questions can attend the virtual Q&A sessions by registering using the following link. Open to and parents as well! https://t.co/4liTo0I6hI
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Our challenge this week is to create something Christmas themed. You could bake, make decorate - it's entirely up to you, just wow us with your ideas and creativity. Entries submitted by the 2nd December. https://t.co/ppPNFXkotR
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Our year 11's are really going for it and taking 2020 in their stride with great resilience. Brilliantly executed illusion Photography from Adam M and a very topical manual edit from Poppy. We are very impressed and proud! https://t.co/r7uHVfWcQo
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We are a secondary school in the UK looking for to share their positive messages about the benefits of books and reading with our students. Our students love you and thought that you would be a great person to reach out to. Can you help please?
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Look at the fabulous entries for this week's "Keep DPA Clean" Poster competition. They will certainly motivate us all to respect the environment; not just in school but everywhere. 4th Place Eton, 3rd place Windsor, 2nd Place Cliveden, Winners Magna. https://t.co/Us4KX3gU85
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Look at all the fantastic "Keep DPA Clean" Poster designs form this weeks ! Miss Daly Has printed out the best ones and they are laminated and ready to go up on display around the school. Brilliant work DPA! https://t.co/gwarZRKWiX
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We love this so much ! we are going to put it on our walls just like - Thank you for the great idea. which of your other players can support this sentiment? https://t.co/HR3tdZXWgm
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We are running as series of Q&A sessions for prospective students and their parents/carers to speak to each subject about the courses their department offers. Follow the link to see details of the sessions and register now https://t.co/VyJJSwzzOR
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This week's is subdue. How many lessons will we manage to incorporate it into this week? Thank you for the resource. https://t.co/AaXrB4zXsl
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Thank you for organising for DPA staff to create a again this year. Each day an item such as tinned food, non-perishables or toiletries is added & taken to a food bank or charity to help those less fortunate that are struggling at Christmas time. https://t.co/ak4SbL1n3Z
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Our GTC centre supports students to reach their potential. Last week in a literacy session, Ashton in year 7 said “Hogarth was sad because The Iron Giant sacrificed himself to save the citizens.” - Fantastic use of the word “sacrificed” and validation of your answer Ashton!