We are pleased to inform you that Sutton Community Academy is going to be offering students in Years 7-10 the opportunity to embark on an innovative scheme called ‘The Edge’ this year. Sutton Community Academy has made the pledge of “We will step up to serve” and each student within these year groups will have opportunity to develop their life skills by using ‘The Edge’.
The scheme is intended, over time, to develop and accredit the life skills and attributes that employers are telling us they need – leadership, organisation, initiative, resilience and communication. This will give students a qualification, which runs alongside their academic successes and recognises what they can do as well as what they know.
In order to gain the qualification at “Apprentice”, “Graduate” or “Masters” level, students need to complete a range of activities from an approved list. The activities can be many and varied and can be undertaken in normal lessons, in extra-curricular clubs or outside of school.
Progress on the scheme will be managed by students themselves using a specially designed on-line application, with Learning Managers and Leaders of Learning and Achievement providing an oversight and awarding credits towards achieving the qualification.
We believe that ‘The Edge’ provides a real opportunity for students at Sutton Community Academy to benefit in the future as they apply to colleges, universities and for positions of employment.
Once your child receives their password and username then I would appreciate your support by logging on with them at theedge.pixl.org.uk. Progress can be achieved within our tutor time, however I feel that with your support at home that our students will flourish.