Cleaner wanted for XP East!

We are looking for a cleaner to join our team working 5:30am to 7:30am Monday to Friday (term time only) to clean our new school.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning designated areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, toilet cleaning, desk cleaning, etc)
  • Replenishing toilet rolls and soaps when necessary
  • Cleaning internal windows and doors
  • Emptying waste bins and taking rubbish to the bin store
  • Operating floor cleaning machinery after training
  • Notifying management of any repairs and maintenance issues
  • Following all health and safety regulations

Applicants must:

  • Have previous cleaning experience, ideally in a school environment
  • Have general awareness of health and safety legislations
  • Be punctual, reliable and trustworthy
  • Be able to manage time effectively
  • Be able to work to a schedule

Pay: National Living Wage.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 22nd November 2018.

To apply please send your CV to

X23 Remembers

To mark the centenary of the armistice this Sunday, X23 chose to pay their respects by presenting their initial answers to our guiding question ‘What should we remember’ during our community meeting. Crafted beautifully into the form of a Found Poem by our talented Poet, Dan Ryder, the poem expressed their thoughts on how men, women and children experienced WW1 both on the battlefront and ‘at home’. The last stanza in particular expressed their thanks to those whose lives were taken, devastated or changed by war, and was read beautifully by Mills to the whole school together with our guests, Mr and Mrs Elliott of the Royal British Legion.

We are children at war who speak for other children at war
with respect for each bloodiest day.
In appreciation for their sacrifice in creation
of our courageous generation we thank them.
We remember.

Above are students Jon , Harley , Ethan , Mills , and James  accompanied by Mr and Mrs Elliott. Ethan is holding a wreath of 50 poppies made by X23. Each student made a poppy, then after researching either the name of a family member who lost their life in war, or the name of a soldier who remains missing or has over time been forgotten, wrote this name on a petal. The names were found using the database of soldiers who served in the First World War created by the Imperial War Museum, which is available to access freely here

We are extremely honoured that Mr and Mrs Elliott chose to take the wreath with them to display when fundraising for the Poppy Appeal, and thank them for their kind generosity in giving up their time to speak so warmly to our students about the work that the Royal British Legion do to help individuals and their families.

X24 Praise Butterflies

It’s fantastic to see our X24 students working so hard during our first week back.  Praise butterflies this week were awarded to Isaac, Vinnie, Aaisha, Chris, Jaggy, Courtney, Kyra, Bella, Charlotte, Milla, Charlie and Harpreet.  Butterflies were awarded by staff and by students for consistent hard work, being kind, showing compassion and in one case – for being epic!

Well done everyone!

Lost Property

We have a few more Lost Property items. If you recognise anything from the pictures attached please contact the office. The items will be kept in school for 4 weeks from the date of this post after which time they will be redistributed.

FXP are still selling Purple Voucher books

FXP are pleased to be able to offer the latest Purple Voucher Book containing 100’s of local & national money saving offers.

Buy 2018/19 book £25 & for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, receive a FREE 2017/18 book (valid until end December).

All profits go to FXP to benefit pupils at XP & XP East.

To order yours, please send £25 to the school office & we will leave your Purple Voucher Books in an envelope with your name on, ready for you to collect.

Car Park Update

Thank you for your support in making the car park a safer place for our students.

The only issue that has arisen from parents is how cars exit the car park. If parents can use the proposed routes as suggested on the picture below then we should be able to ensure as steady flow through the car park.

Once again many thanks for your support.

Tassomai for improved scientific knowledge

Please be aware that ALL X21, X22 and X23 students have an ongoing compulsory extended study task of completing a set amount of questions on the daily quizzing programme Tassomai. This is an online programme that has been most successful when used on a regular basis, hence the little and often requirement of approx 10 mins per day. This must be kept up at weekends and throughout the end of term holidays and summer breaks, if it is to have to impact on student’s recall of key science information.

“Tassomai is an intelligent learning program that helps students achieve outstanding results. Tassomai uses multiple choice style micro-quizzes to build knowledge, boost confidence and reduce exam stress.”

Please remind your student/s of the need to keep this up!

Thanks again for the continued support.