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We believe that Leadership is at the heart of what we do: the vision and the execution.

One of the ways we aim to support your leadership is through creating regular opportunities for Raising Standard Leaders (RSLs) to meet other colleagues in the same role. As each school defines their Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) and carries out their pre-mortems, we are able to broker school-to-school support between schools aiming to do similar things. We bring people together through the RSL Networking Hubs, and our associates are able to connect schools on a personal level. Many of our RSLs and Headteachers visit other schools to share ideas and provide support.

We believe that being a network is vitally important as we all aim to pursue excellence in our own contexts.

The role of the PiXL Associate

We have an associate model where an associate is allocated to each school and visits up to four times a year (three for some sectors). The associate helps the school find their Wildly Important Goal (WIG), explores with you which PiXL approaches may help you achieve it and who in our network can support you. The associate is there to support you in implementing PiXL approaches and strategies and to help you think through the challenges and opportunities as well as leadership behaviours to help you execute and deliver the impact you are hoping to see.

Sharing best practice and networking opportunities

As part of the subscription, schools are also invited to networking hubs and other networking events where they can share the things that are working for them and hear what is working for others. With a network potentially of over 170,000 staff, there are huge opportunities to support, and work alongside, each other. These hubs always have a theme, based on the feedback from the associate visits and at each hub, colleagues in PiXL schools present what they have been doing. They are full of practical ideas and lively discussion.

We also have a number of other leadership networks available such as:

RSL Networking Hubs:

These are regional events where Raising Standards Leaders (RSLs) or Headteachers meet to discuss a common issue. There are presentations from schools in the network and time for breakouts and questions.

Informal networks:

Your associate will be able to connect you with other schools who are facing a similar challenge or have overcome a similar challenge so that you can share expertise around different PiXL approaches.

Country specific networks:

We have schools in Northern Ireland, Wales and Overseas, and we also run networks for people to discuss the nuances of PiXL strategies for their context.

 

  • 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