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Year 7 PiXL Edge Launch


On Wednesday 13th December, the PiXL Edge Award was launched with Year 7 students.

The PiXL Edge Award is a nationally recognised award which allows students to develop vital skills for the world of employment. These skills are known as the LORIC skills: Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Organisation, and Leadership. The rationale behind this award is that it will give students an ‘edge’ when it comes to competitive job applications and interviews.

The award has three levels: Apprentice, Graduate and Masters, and students are required to complete a range of activities to achieve each level. Activities can be completed both in and out of school, and are many and wide ranging. Some of the activities include: being a tour guide on Open Evening; being a captain/leader of a sport team; achieving over 95% attendance at school; designing and leading a teaching activity in a lesson; taking part in a sponsored walk; and creating information posters to promote whole school events. There are hundreds more to choose from – some of which students may never have even thought of! Students are free to choose the activities they would like to complete.

Students can work towards completing the activities at their own pace, and should log their progress on their online profile. All Year 7 students have now been given their log in details for their profile, an in-school activities guide, and a user guide for the PiXL Edge website. Ideally, students will work towards the Apprentice level award in Years 7 and 8, the Graduate level in Years 9 and 10, and the Masters level in Years 11-13. However, students can take as long as they need to complete each level of the award. There are additional exciting opportunities for students who complete the Apprentice level before the end of Year 8: they can become a PiXL Ambassador, promoting the award to the new Year 7s; or they could undertake the Pioneer level of the award, which is an extra level students can work towards before they start the Graduate level.

Students can access the online profile from this website:

We look forward to seeing as many successes as possible with this award, ensuring that our students really have the ‘Edge’ and aspire to be the best that they can be.

If you would like to know more about the Edge, how the award is run, or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Lead PiXL Edge Coordinator, Miss Sarah Firth: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North Chadderton School is part of The Oak Trust.

Headteacher & Chief Executive:
Ms J Clark

Senior Director of Education

Mrs S. North


Mrs M. Meaden

North Chadderton School
Chadderton Hall Road, 
Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 OBN.
Tel: 0161 624 9939 


Mrs G Tonge
Mrs A Galgani

Chair of the Oak Trust Board - Mrs L Brierley, c/o North Chadderton School.
Chair of Local Advisory Committee - Mr G Crabtree, c/o North Chadderton School.


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