As an Academy, we are part of the PIXL Organisation. PiXL (Partners in Excellence) is a not-for-profit partnership of over 1,600 secondary schools, 500 sixth forms, 600 primary schools and 75 providers of alternative education. The aim is to share best practice to raise standards and to give students a better future and brighter hope.
Founded in 2005, PiXL emerged from the school improvement programme, the London Challenge. PiXL has since grown to become the largest network of schools in England and Wales.
Each of PiXL’s tailored programmes provides a wealth of classroom strategies and resources and brings school leaders and specialists together at regular conferences to share ideas and support.
It’s not just academic excellence that PiXL supports. In 2014, PiXL launched its character development programme, The Edge, designed to empower students with the attitudes and attributes essential for employability and life this is now part of the PiXL character agenda. In 2017, PiXL launched the Them and Us project to develop cultures in school and society centred around understanding, kindness, respect and living together without causing harm. This is now integral to our 3Cs approach: currency, character and culture.
PiXL is not political, not profit-making, and not driven by sound bites or imprecise, misunderstood schemes. It is driven by a deep moral purpose.
In building a supportive network of committed schools, drawing on experienced and energised subject leaders, and celebrating each other and our students, the impacts have been, and will continue to be, profound.