Careers at XP HQ

At XP we have always had careers at the heart of our expeditions whether it’s working together with experts, out on fieldwork or creating our products. Given the importance of our career, its time to further develop and improve our programme throughout the school, not forgetting our XP16 provision

I would like to invite you check out our  XP Careers HQ Website

The website gives information on our career policy and programme we offer, helpful links and tools to aid guidance in GCSE options, post-16 & post-18 opportunities including university, apprenticeships & jobs of the future as well as details of careers related events happening throughout the school.  This website is designed to be continuously updated to make sure our learners:

  • Raise aspirations
  • Develop confidence in making decisions and career choices
  • Develop an understanding of the world of work and how to respond to changes in today’s workplace

Please explore the website and I hope you find it useful when supporting our young people with these all important decisions.  I would appreciate feedback on the website and please, do not hesitate to contact me Kathryn Burns, Careers Lead, [email protected] or submit form below Enjoy!

Girls Football Fixture

The Year 7 and 8 joint girls football team have a fixture against Hall Cross and Rossington All Saints Academy.

The players on the team sheet are to meet at the changing rooms as soon as school finishes on Thursday:

Please see the notice boards in both schools for the full team sheet, can all students please tick to say they are attending.

Any further questions please contact Mr Stables

Vaccination – Covid Vaccine Forms

12-15 year olds will be offered the vaccine via the school-based programme.

Students in Years 10 and Year 11 have been given their consent forms. Check with your son/daughter that they have taken their form. The school vaccination nurses are in school on 10th November. If your son/daughter are currently in year 8 and 9 and did not attend school on their designated covid vaccine day and so missed their chance, then you can fill in the consent form and return to the school office to be added to the list. Please read the letter that goes with consenting and return the consent form to the school office by the end of this week (15th October 2021).  (A reminder if any student has tested positive for Covid 30 days before the vaccine date they cannot have the covid vaccine).

Post 16 providers open events

Post 16 Open Evenings 2021 – Year 10 & 11

Barnsley 6th form college  Tuesday 19 October, 4.00pm to 7.00pm

Club Doncaster Sports College Thursday 28 October 4.30pm to 6.00pm Virtual tour

UTC Wednesday 10 November 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Astrea Academy woodfields Virtual online open open evening anytime

Campsmount 6th form

If you are considering a course at Campsmount Post 16:

You can arrange to visit by telephoning 01302 700002 to make an appointment – please ask to speak to Miss Hudson or Mrs Wilson or email them via [email protected] or [email protected]

LINK TO ONLINE APPLICATION

DEADLINE 30th November 2021

Doncaster College https://www.don.ac.uk/school-leavers/

Hall Cross 2nd December 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Higher Rhythm contact to arrange

John Leggott College    Sat 9th 0ctober 10am-1pm

Macauley 6th form virtual taster lessons

National Horseriding College 27th Oct- 10.15 – 12.15pm  19th Nov 10.15 to 12.15pm

New College Doncaster Saturday 16th October 10.00am to 2.00pm

North Lindsay College Wed 13th October 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Outwood Academy taster events

QPD Forces Prep

Ridgewood Academy Thursday 14th October 5pm to 8pm

Trinity Academy Wednesday 20th 5.00pm to 6.30pm

 

Madrid 2022 Important Information

Good morning, we are at the stage where we need specific information about your son / daughter for the optional fieldwork. We would kindly request that if your son / daughter does not have a passport, that you apply for this as soon as possible. You can do this online, or pick up a form at a main Post Office. The travel company will need passport information in the next few weeks, and we would appreciate your support with this. If your son / daughter already has a passport, please could they bring it in and hand it to their Crew Leader, who will photocopy the necessary information.

To ensure that all participants are medically insured for the optional fieldwork, your son / daughter will EITHER need an EHIC card, OR a GHIC card. If the EHIC card will still be valid for the end of June next year, there is no need to apply for a GHIC card. If the latter is needed, please do this online, following the Government’s website for this. This is free of charge. Again, we would ask you to apply for this card, if needed, as soon as possible.

If there are any specific questions about either of these two documents, please ask at the Parents Meeting on Wednesday 6th October, we are looking forward to this, and are more than happy to help and support.

Prompt on upcoming vaccinations in November 2021.

Students at XP:
The vaccination team will be visiting XP school on 04th November 2021 to deliver Flu vaccinations to all children in years 7 – 11. A link for this was sent out to parents’ email to complete the google form.
On 10th November 2021, the Covid Vaccination for Year 10 and 11 (and catchup for any missed in other years) will take place at XP School. Paper forms have been given to students to return to the office.
Any questions on the vaccinations can be emailed to [email protected]

SEND Virtual Q&A for Year 6 parents

IMPORTANT, CHANGE OF DATE: Due to an Ofsted Inspection in XP East this event will now take place on Thursday 14th October at 4:30pm – 5:15pm.

We apologise for the short notice of this change, but in the new school inspection framework we are in turn given short notice before inspection begins.

This will be an opportunity for parents of potential Y7 students in our secondary schools to ask any questions related to their child’s special educational needs and how we deliver our curriculum. To prepare for the session, we would appreciate it if you could add your questions to this form.

To join the session click on this link. As we are an educational establishment, you will need to sign in to a google account to join the session.

Virtual Careers opportunities

I’ve got some really exciting news about a brand new Virtual Insight Evening taking place on Thursday 14 October with Charles Russell Speechlys.

Charles Russell Speechlys are a top 30 law firm headquartered in London with offices across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and revenues of £120 million. Over the course of the evening students will get a really great insight into how a law firm operates, the different departments they have and an opportunity to talk with lots of different solicitors.

Law Virtual Insight Evening

  • Thursday 14th October 5:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Partner welcome talks
  • An insight to law, their different departments and areas of work (including non law routes)
  • Interactive sessions with solicitors in talking about different areas of law
  • Client relationships
  • This is open to Y11 /  Y12 / Y13 / university students.

Application Link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CRS-Law-Event

We have limited spaces so I would encourage you to book soon to secure your place.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Best Regards,

Josh / Young Professionals

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Good Morning,

I hope you’re well.

We have a very special evening event coming up with one the biggest technology companies in the world; IBM.

On Wednesday 13 October, 5:00pm – 6:00pm we’ll be hosting an evening event with some of the world’s top Business & Technology professionals. This is their first event of the new academic year and they don’t come around very often. Come and join us to hear all about what it’s like working for one of the world’s largest tech companies.

It’s open to all Y11 /  Y12 / Y13

At IBM, work is more than a job — it’s a calling. To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Hear about some of the exciting projects they are working on as well as their school leaver opportunities, insight days and gap year placements.

If you’d like to apply to this event to find out more, please click on the application link below.

Application Link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IBM-Insight-Event