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PiXL6

COVID-19 UPDATE:

 

Welcome to PiXL6, supporting schools at Key Stage 5. 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; a reality that for post-16 settings, is a particularly challenging one this year.

 

In these strange times, we continue to support colleges through the COVID-19 pandemic, with additional materials added to our existing offer to support home learning, as well as support for the students and staff who are still in school. We have released activity grids for students to support wellbeing, kindness and character as well as academic skills. Parent and Student Pamphlets are included, as are motivational videos and other material. We have also provided substantial ‘Project Futures’ resources that promote continued progression for current Year 12  to Year 13 and beyond, whether students are intending to go to university, an apprenticeship or into employment. 

 

If you would like to join the discussion and talk with the network, then please join us on one or more of our Twitter accounts (@pixlclub, @pixl_6 and @rachelpixl) where we will share good ideas, retweet interesting information and let you know of the latest releases and strategies. If you are interested in becoming a member, please email membership@pixl.org.uk. We will be happy to share more with you. Our website page will shortly reflect our 2020/2021 offer, which we are reviewing in light of the current situation to ensure it best serves schools.

PiXL6 was formed in 2014, after PiXL Secondary had become established. PiXL6 is for post-16 providers who want to share good practice, strategies and ideas so that we can help each other towards excellence. Our PiXL6 team provide associate support to colleges/sixth forms and we also provide post-16 specific resource across subjects. The leadership of post-16 is key and so we provide leadership support and ideas to help our students have a better future and brighter hope.

As with other areas of PiXL, PiXL6 focuses on Currency, Character and Culture. We want every student to achieve the best they can, to be the best person they can be and to make a positive contribution to society. 

Annual membership includes:

  • 5 Main Meetings in London, each with focused breakout sessions on particular topics
  • 4 personalised meetings with a designated Associate who will help implement PiXL strategies successfully in your school
  • Access to a network of support that includes leadership and subject specialists
  • Access to the PiXL Classrooms App, an intervention assessment tool that helps deliver lessons targeted at weaknesses in knowledge
  • A range of PiXL strategies and resources for many A Level subjects 
  • Up-to-date curriculum, inspection and performance advice
  • Motivational presentations, videos and resources to inspire students
  • Weekly bulletin to request support from other PiXL schools
  • PiXL Save for discounts on a range of school products and services

For minimal additional costs, the following is also available to PiXL6 members:

  • A Level-focused student subject and revision conferences
  • KS5 subject conferences for staff
  • Re-sit student conferences for Maths and English

 

For more information, please contact:

  • Brilliant day at the PiXL6 conference. Loads of really fantastic ideas, excited to put them into action.

  • The first breakout in thinking hard strategies was as inspirational a breakout as I've ever seen. Sensational.

  • We have found PiXL6 an excellent forum that gives us a space to continually review our post 16 curriculum and explore ways of ensuring our tracking systems allow sharply focused intervention. Combined with high quality support from our PiXL Associate, PiXL 6 has provided access to a powerful learning community. With key decisions to make around the introduction of new specifications, entry criteria and vocational provision, we have found the support from PiXL invaluable.

  • Working closely with our Associate has provided challenge and support at every step. Every meeting is razor sharp in terms of raising student achievement and packed full of strategies to add value to our curriculum offer and achieve stronger outcomes. Our Associate has excellent knowledge, great experience and strong communication skills, signposting our school to the most valuable and up to date developments in education.

  • PiXL6 meetings have served as a catalyst for change.  We have been able to focus sharply and provide specific, targeted, academic mentoring; support for A* - B outcomes, and interventions to prevent students from missing a D grade. Our Raising Standards Think Tank for post-16 teachers works to improve outcomes.  We have more to do, but our work with PiXL6 has definitely clarified and improved our thinking.