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Welcome to PiXL Middle Schools

Supporting schools across Key Stages 2 and 3

As a Middle School, you are part of PiXL Primary but also have access to PiXL Secondary Key Stage 3 resources.

The principles across both are the same: through our leadership approach of appointing a Raising Standards Leader, setting a Wildly Important Goal (WIG), conducting a pre-mortem and then charting progress towards the WIG, we help you make the change you want to see, happen. This will most often be focused on the Year 6 WIG as well as the school priorities you have in other year groups.

Everything we do is around helping young people achieve a better future and brighter hope and to support you, as school leaders, to make this a reality. We do this in four very practical ways – leadership networking, development, events, and strategies and resources – and, through our associate model, personalise what PiXL has to offer for you based on your context.

Find out a little more about our leadership offer by visiting the pages below:

The best way to experience what being part of PiXL is like is to attend our next National Conference as a guest. Primary conferences happen five times a year, and you would also have access to Secondary meetings and subject conferences too.
Email membership@pixl.org.uk to arrange to attend the next one as a guest school. 

For PiXL Middle Schools in 21/22, we are focusing on the following leadership strategies:

  • Sharing of best practice through a new curriculum network
  • Developing the curriculum through reading for KS2 and KS3
  • Support for writing assessment at KS2
  • Improving achievement through the second year of our reading strategy, in partnership with Hachette
  • Stretching and challenging A1 Learners to be readers, writers, mathematicians and scientists
  • Integrating Character and Culture programmes with Primary and Secondary Futures
  • Revised therapies for KS2 progressing to KS3
  • Diagnose, Therapy, Testing, Revisiting (DTTR) webinars for subject leaders
  • DTTR for teaching assistants
  • Developing progression from KS2 to KS3 through curriculum enrichment projects
  • DTTR approach through the development of bespoke diagnostic assessment for Middle Schools for English, mathematics and science
  • Developing transition materials for Middle to Upper School
 

To find out more about our PiXL Middle Schools offer, please download the subscription pack below.

This pack contains a leaflet and brochure full of information about PiXL Middle Schools membership.

Multi Academy Trusts

 If you are in a Multi Academy Trust and interested in a Trust membership with PiXL, we offer PiXL MAT Connect.
Please email trusts@pixl.org.uk and we will get back to you with further information, bespoke to your setting.

 

Membership subscription fees

Membership subscription fees cover the academic year from the date of joining to the 31st August 2022.

All prices stated do not include VAT

PiXL Middle Schools 2021-22 Subscription:

Over 125 pupils

£2,700

Under 125 pupils

£2,000
 

Interested in joining us?

Email our membership team via our Contact Form

We’ll invite you to access our next event (digital or face-to-face) as a guest to gain better insight into what PiXL Middle Schools membership is like and how becoming a member could benefit your school.

For any other questions about PiXL Middle Schools, contact us on membership@pixl.org.uk.

 

  • PiXL’s work is truly remarkable and has been a saviour and sanctuary of common sense and really useful strategies at a time of madness!

    Headteacher, PiXL Secondary school

  • For me, PiXL is a community of like-minded learners who have a moral imperative to raise standards and support children and schools to be better – who wouldn't want to be in PiXL?

    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

  • PiXL provides a reassuring touchstone, and never more has that been so important to school leaders. PiXL is populated with like-minded and motivated colleagues who give due thought and consideration about how to best approach the myriad of decisions school leaders take every day. I've worked with PiXL for 8 years now and every meeting leaves me inspired to try new ideas, reassured about things my school is doing well and resolved to continually do better for the young people in my school.

    Headteacher, PiXL Secondary school

  • Post-16 support and resources are top quality — the adaptability of resources makes tailoring them to your students straightforward. The PiXL team are always open to suggestions and strive to ensure hard-working and innovative staff have a support base. They inspire teachers of all levels of experience.

    Senior Leader, PiXL Post 16 school

  • I can honestly say this has been one of the instrumental factors in our success story. The ideas, resources and expertise, which has been so willingly shared by the whole PiXL team, has enabled our Sixth Form to continually change and radically improve. Every single meeting has been packed with fresh ideas and practical tips to help students thrive, both academically and also as a well-rounded individual.

    Headteacher, PiXL Post 16 school

  • PiXL is more than just a network of schools; it is a welcoming organisation, with highly experienced people, offering unparalleled professional support and CPD. PiXL will continue to improve the education system and culture of the schools, Sixth Forms and colleges who introduce and embed their strategies, as it has already.

    Senior Leader, PiXL Post 16 school

  • We have used PiXL in our personal development package, in our interventions, in whole school teaching and learning CPD and with our staff through PiXL Change. My respect for PiXL has grown and grown.

    Senior Leader, PiXL Post 16 school

  • PiXL has been a huge support network for our academies during these challenging times and has guided us, assisted us and provided us with resources to support our leaders, teachers and pupils. The PiXL team listen to us, take on feedback, ask us what we need and adapt their research and provision in order to suit all of our school’s different needs.

    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

  • As a member, PiXL provides our school with a wealth of professional development opportunities and high-quality resources for all areas of the core curriculum. Their approach of diagnosis, therapy, testing and revisiting enables us to easily identify children’s next steps on a one-to-one, small group and whole-class basis and then tailor our interventions and whole-class teaching to fill their gaps.

    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

  • The opportunity to work with such a strong, supportive, diverse team of highly–skilled professionals from across the country, as a PiXL family, has been a very valuable experience in developing the breadth and depth of my knowledge and skill–set, both as a teacher and a leader. Schools, staff and children lie at the heart of everything they do. The question on everyone’s lips is always: ‘What do schools need?’

    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

  • The beauty of PiXL is that you can pick and mix what you need and make it work for your school; you can be as PiXL as you want to be – it's a continuum.

    Headteacher, PiXL Secondary school

  • I trust my leaders with PiXL, PiXL leadership moves with the times and develops all tiers of leaders, ranging from my new middle leaders to my most experienced Heads of School. It has inspired them to question and challenge themselves, whilst holding their hand and supporting their next steps.

    Headteacher, PiXL Post 16 school

  • In a world of uncertainty, PiXL continues to show its true worth to schools across the nation. The integrity and humility with which the organisation works are quite unique in the world of education support and their drive to focus on the best for our young people is indubitable. Constantly offering support in key areas where the need is greatest, PiXL continues to be the greatest source of support imaginable.

    Headteacher, PiXL Secondary school

  • PiXL is completely driven by its values and moral purpose, acting solely in the interests of the young people in our schools by helping and supporting staff to choose the most appropriate, evidence-informed strategies and resources for their students. PiXL is an incredibly agile organisation in which the exceptional team is able to provide whatever support schools need in the interests of their students.

    Senior Leader, PiXL Post 16 school