The Edge:
Life is about much more than just results

As a school that never stands still and is always looking to improve, we want our pupils to follow our footsteps and strive to be the best they can be. To support that development, we have introduced the PiXL Edge programme. PiXL Edge is a framework for secondary schools and sixth form providers to develop and accredit in our students the attitudes, attributes and skills essential for employability and life.

All students start on the PiXL EDGE Apprentice pathway and on successful completion on all 10 tasks, they graduate to the PiXL EDGE Graduate pathway which requires them to complete 8 in depth tasks. A number of Sixth form colleges are also participating in the PiXL EDGE programme which enables students to continue to develop and evidence the skills through the PiXL EDGE Masters programme.

Our students use the LORIC principles on a daily basis and therefore PiXL EDGE is a fantastic tool for tracking how and when they are Leaders, Organised, Resilient, using their Initiative, successfully communicating. This year in Witton Park Academy, PiXL EDGE has provided students with the opportunity to organise charity events such as bake sales & student / teacher pie face competitions. Additionally, the programme has helped to support students develop their leadership skills and confidence in PE by demonstrating a specific skill to the rest of the class.

Please click below to read our Witton Edge information booklet & student guide

“We are pushed to never just stop at our target grade.”

Year 10 Prefect

“All the staff have helped me learn and achieve my goals.”

Sanah, Year 7

"The school has helped me grow by supporting me in every lesson."

Aliyah, Year 10

"This school focuses a lot on learning together."

Year 10 Pupil