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D6 is paused for this weekend as we have staff days on Friday and Monday. Most year 11 students are in school for the staff days so it would be unfair to ask them to also attend school on a Saturday.

D6 will be running as normal next week, Saturday 19th March and moving forward for both year 11 & year 10. With only a few weeks left before GCSEs start please encourage your student to attend. Just 6 sessions can make a huge difference to outcomes for students committed to improving their grades.

Super Praises for our Super Y11s!

Another fantastic Y11 community meeting this morning, full of praises and appreciations for our hard-working Y11s, as you can see from our slides above!

Super shout-outs

As well as the usual praises, Miss Cocliff and Mrs Parker had some extra special shout-outs and awards for our Praise Champions (with an extra special mention for Summer, too!):

XPE’s Praise Champs:XP’s Praise Champs:
AranImogen
FridaAlfie
NoahKyra

We also celebrated the following students for regularly attending our D6 sessions:

Thomas, Thomas, Lara, Corey , Chris , Heather, Courtney, Rye, Ashley and Coen.

Well done guys! The effort and commitment in attending these Saturday revision session will really pay off.

Goodbye to Little Miss Poncia!

Students also used this community meeting to offer their appreciations to our wonderful Emily Poncia, who is leaving us on Friday for her next exciting adventure. Miss Poncia has gone above and beyond with her dedication, help and support for all our Y11 students and she will be sincerely missed by us all. She may only have been with us for a short time, but her impact has been HUGE. We wish you all the luck in the world 

Have an amazing Easter break, Y11.

Miss Cocliff & Mrs Parker

XP laying down the law!

What a fantastic two days students across XP and XP East have had!

On Tuesday, Citizenship students, who have been studying the role of the police, and their year group were involved in 3 seminars from Doncaster Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. These included Road Safety, Gun and Knives and Exploitation.


After a fantastic Tuesday, things only got more exciting here at XP today…
Students listened to a talk regarding Dog Handling and were introduced to not one, but two real life police dogs! Isn’t Hudson wonderful?
If that wasn’t enough, students were given time to ask all their pressing questions in a Q&A session. Students also experienced all the equipment police officers are trained to use, including riot gear and operating police cars.
A fantastic two days had by all students and staff! #WeAreCrew

Crew Stan Lee Pledges

This morning, Crew Stan Lee have been doing some excellent work on their Crew pledges.

Crew pledges are a promise you make to perform an action such as getting to Crew on time or pledging to help other students. The rest of Crew hold these pledges to account and challenge Crewmates who do not follow the pledges they make and ensure they follow them to the best of their ability. Students who follow their pledges are often noticed and praised by their peers as well as their Crew Leader.

This crew blog has been written by James one of our crew members.
Well done James.

Happy Birthday, Hilda!!!!

After a Doncaster Free Press article caught our eye, as a school community we decided we wanted to make a difference to a member of our local community.

Hilda is a resident in a care home in Bentley, and this week she celebrated her 105th birthday… wow!!!! Hilda’s biggest wish for her birthday was to receive 105 birthday cards!

We wanted to help Hilda celebrate this wonderful moment, and so crews got to work on creating (or writing) birthday cards for Hilda. Take a look at some fabulous examples below!

As a school community across XP and XPE we managed to achieve….

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…

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Careers Fair

https://www.doncaster-chamber.co.uk/opportunities-doncaster/doncaster-careers-week/opportunities-doncaster-live-exhibitors2022/

As part of National Careers Week, Year 10 and XP16 have a fantastic opportunity on Thursday 10th March to attend Doncaster Racecourse, who are hosting a Careers Fair with stalls from a variety of industries and Post 16 education providers and universities. The students will be leaving school for the afternoon and will be back in time for the end of the day. This will introduce them to the opportunities available in Doncaster as they prepare for their GCSEs next year and their next steps in their academic journey.

Y11 (X24) Science – Staff Days

Due to advanced information released by Exam Boards, we are able to invite X24 students in during our staff days in March to complete some hands on science required practical experiments.

Students in both Admiral and Skipper will each be invited to a morning session and an afternoon session to complete these experiments.

A paper copy of these letters will also be sent home with an attendance slip to complete – we ask that these are returned by Monday 7th March please.

If there are any questions/queries, please contact us on:

mcocliff@xpschool.org and dmead@xpschool.org

Best Wishes,

Mel Cocliff & Darren Mead

XP Y11 Phase Lead & Science Lead

Careers Website

Please click on the link to check out all that is Careers at XP

My name is Kathryn Burns and I am Careers Lead at both schools. Please click on the link to check out all that is Careers at XP. The people most students take advice from are parents / grandparents and carers so it’s important that you know how best to support them in making their choices in their next steps on their academic journey. Please have a look and let me know if there’s anything missing or anything is difficult to navigate. Email kburns@xpschool.org 

To help your student to achieve the grades they deserve encourage them to attend D6 on Saturdays, 9am – 12.30pm. There are 11 more available Saturdays left of D6 this year, that’s 38.5 extra hours of quality revision supported by coaches who have been through the GCSE stage at XP, are experts at revision, study planning, answering exam questions. At the moment D6 is open to all our year 10’s and year 11’s.

XP/East revision website

Year 11 Crew Leaders, Phase Leads, Teachers and Learning Coaches have put together a website to support your student whether in year 11 or year 10 by creating an enormous resource bank with a range of different techniques to revise. Please encourage them to access these resources in the run up to summer exams.

C24/Y11 Mock Exam Timetable

Y11 will be sitting their second round of mocks when they return to school after the half-term break. This timetable should help students to plan and manage their revision.

More revision resources and general information for parents can be found on our C24 Revision Support Website.

Subject teachers have also uploaded revision tasks onto their google classrooms, so students have plenty of resources to help them.