The PiXL Club is a not for profit collaboration of secondary school leaders headed up by Sir John Rowling. It was formed in 2007 following the enormous success of the work of Sir John Rowling and the London Performance Collaborative with large numbers of secondary schools across London.
There are currently 170 member schools. This is a club that some have said to be the "best thing they have seen in education". PiXL originally started as a London based project, however following its successes it has expanded across all corners of England. The success of PiXL is due to its strategic focus and commitment from its members.
Its work is based on proven examples of significant improvement in GCSE performance. In 2009-10 there were 99 schools who overall achieved a 12% increase at GCSE performance and a 5.2% increase 'with English and Maths'.
Greenshaw High School has a strong commitment to be a genuine comprehensive school; it has a tradition of combining both high expectations and a curriculum that is forward looking. The school is extremely popular and over-subscribed, it believes in developing a strong partnership between home and school. Last year's GCSE results were 82% A*-C with 58% including English and Maths. The school has a large and successful sixth form.
The school has a dynamic and supportive leadership team. There is a Director of Staff Development who is responsible for the care and induction of NQT's. This program is renowned for its quality.
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Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys 'The Poly' is a very special school as well as a very successful one. It has a unique ethos and drive which is evident as soon as you walk in. A high achieving school that has raised its GCSE results from 29% to 58% %+ A*-C (EM) during the period 2007-2010. This placed it in the top 1% in the country for progress (as published in the DfE tables). The school is a thriving multi-ethnic school where almost 60% of pupils have English as an additional language.
All staff at the Poly are supported by a staff development programme; this involves effective line management and performance management processes. There are man staff that have gained internal promotions and made rapid career progression.
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