Helping students develop skills for employment

At Wykham Park Academy, we believe that the opportunity to make outstanding contributions to both the school and wider community enables students to tap into skills outside of the classroom.

The PiXL Edge is a framework for schools to develop and accredit in students those personal attributes essential for employability and life. We believe that, although academic studies are extremely important, so are the personal skills that are fundamental in enabling our students to succeed.

The PiXL framework comprises five key attributes:

  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Resilience
  • Initiative
  • Communication

Students start their PiXL Edge journey in Year 7 and work through to the Masters Qualification in the Sixth Form. Students select personal goals relating to each attribute and produce detailed statements on their completion. For each qualification, every student will be awarded a certificate and a digi-badge to which they can refer to on their CV and personal statement and when applying to any post, apprenticeship or further studies opportunities in the future.

Please support your child in reviewing and updating their PiXL Edge portfolio regularly by login to and using their individual PiXL Edge login detail and password.

Should you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

“All pupils benefit from participating in an externally validated programme designed to support their character development. This includes their leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, communication and well-being. For example, pupils in Years 7 and 8 all undertake a group community charity challenge. School information shows that this work has been successful in developing pupils’ wider skills.”
Ofsted Report May 2018

Where next

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