At Swanmore we constantly strive to give our students as many opportunities as possible to try new things and to give them the best chance for future success. With this in mind, we are excited to launch a brand new programme called PiXL Edge with our Year 7 cohort. The aim of this programme is to develop and accredit students with those personal attributes essential for employability and life.
The Edge gives students an opportunity to develop 5 key attributes:
It also provides students with the opportunity to make themselves more attractive to further education and future employers and helps celebrate achievements made both in and out of school.
Once complete, students will receive a nationally recognised certificate and badge, additional prizes and rewards will also be made throughout the year.
How it will work here at Swanmore
To achieve PiXL Apprentice Level students will have up to 3 years to complete 10 tasks over the 5 key attributes, activities can be completed both in and out of school.
Examples of Activities
- Take responsibility for teaching a piece of work to others in the class
- Lead a coaching session in PE
- Attend an enrichment club every week for a term
- Organise a small scale fundraising activity e.g Charity Day
- Compose a musical piece for a single instrument or voice which is performed
Once the PiXL Apprentice Level is complete they can then work towards their PiXL Graduate and PiXL Master Level.
If your child would like to access their database at home they can click on the link https://theedge.pixl.org.uk/. I have attached a short presentation that provides a little more information for you to look through and a User Guide for if you want to access the online portal at home. This would be a great way to see the sort of tasks that your child can undertake.
If you have any queries relating to PiXL Edge at Swanmore, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Mr G Richards
Head of Year 7