C24’s Final Word

As we approach the end of the year, and our wonderful Y11s prepare to leave XP, they are about to take on one final challenge – their Final Word presentations!

During these presentations, students will aim to provide an answer to their final guiding question: How has my time at XP or XPE shaped me as a person, and a learner?

Y11 Crew Leaders will be sending out invitations for students to sign up to a Final Word appointment time – please do look out for these. These appointments will be available between Wednesday, 29th June, through to Friday, 8th July – but may differ depending on Crew Leaders’ schedules.

We are hoping these presentations will be a magnificent end to their efforts in GCSE exams – which have been really challenging! Students have worked incredibly hard behind the scenes to prepare for their Final Word presentations – we’re just not sure we’re ready!!!

Staff – please also keep an eye on your inboxes as I’m sure some invites will arrive!

C24/Y11 Final Week

C24’s Final week is very nearly upon us!!

Next week we have lots to look forward to – fieldwork to Malham Cove on Tuesday 28th June – Students need to be at school between 7:30am and 7:45 am. You’ll find more information here.

On Thursday 30th June, we invite Y11 students, staff, and parent’s/carers to our C24 celebration evening, taking place from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

 

On Friday, we have saved the best until last! C24 will be heading to Alton Towers to get their adrenaline pumping after a difficult exam period. This is now LIVE on ParentPay.

 

As always, if you have any questions please contact Miss Cocliff or Mrs Parker, or your child’s Crew Leader.

 

Miss C & Mrs P x

C24 (Y11) Leavers Hoodies!

We have managed to secure a supplier for C24’s leavers hoodies!

They will look similar to the one below – but our hoodies will be black, with orange writing (XP) and Blue writing (XPE).

Leavers’ hoodies will be £15 each and they are available to pre-order on ParentPay. We need orders by 4pm Thursday, 16th June please – we know this is a very tight turnaround, but this gives the supplier the time to make and deliver hoodies to us before July 1st.

Sizing is as follows:

XS – to fit chest size 34″

S – to fit chest size 36″

M – to fit chest size 40″

L – to fit chest size 44″

XL – to fit chest size 48″

XXL – to fit chest size 52″

XXXL – to fit chest size 56″

4XL – to fit chest size 60″

5XL – to fit chest size 62″


Please make a note on the notes section of ParentPay for the size you require. Please note that orders cannot be made after Thursday 16th, and no hoodies will be ordered without payment in advance.

Miss Cocliff & Mrs Parker x

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

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:

[email protected] and [email protected]

Best Wishes,

Mel Cocliff & Darren Mead

XP Y11 Phase Lead & Science Lead

C24 (Y11): key dates and information update

Just a quick update on some key information and upcoming dates for our Y11 students (including those all important GCSE dates!)

Firstly, we’d like to massively appreciate those students who are attending in-school and after-school revision sessions, including D6 on Saturday. There is no doubt that this level of commitment to their learning will be reflected in their final grades. Our current revision session timetable is here, but is being updated with more sessions which we’ll publish once finalised.

Although these are optional at the moment, we are targeting specific students to attend and we ask that parents support this. Teachers will be in touch with students and their parents with details of when they need to attend extra revision sessions.

In addition to focussed revision sessions, we are pleased to announce that Extended Study is back up and running for Y11 students Monday-Thursdays, 3.15-4.30. This means that students can stay for an extra hour after school to complete any extended study that’s been set or work on revision tasks with support from staff, away from any potential distractions at home. Please note that this is just for our Y11 students at the moment, but we’re hoping to offer to other year groups soon.

Here’s a quick look at some key upcoming dates – further information about each of these events will be published in separate blog posts:

1st Feb – 11th FebStudent led conferences
3rd FebruaryGCSE revision information evening for Y11 parents
21st Feb – 4th MarchMock exams 2
16th May – 24th JuneGCSEs (full timetable will be published at a later date!)
w/b 27th June (tbc)Final Word and celebrating Crew

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Angella Parker (Y11 Phase Lead XP. East): [email protected]

Mel Cocliff (Y11 Phase Lead, XP): [email protected]

With thanks, as ever, for your continued support.

Year 11 Study+!

After an active PE lesson, Year 11 have knuckled down and produced some quality work during our study+ sessions. Skipper are in a science session, and admiral are split into small groups for independent study, history and maths. Check out some high quality revision from our wonderful Y11s – Kate, Ashley, Ricki, Loris, Imogen, Isaac and Alfie!

Great work, Year 11 – Keep working hard!!!!

Dropping into other Crews!

As part of our ‘giving back’ project, Y11 are dropping into crews across other year groups to lead/support sessions!

Imogen, Courtney & Milo headed into Crew Kahlo (Y9) to support with Passage presentation prep… here’s how they got on!

“My group presented to Crew Kahlo on Tuesday and it was really helpful to their passage presentations. We got amazing feedback from all students and they worked extremely hard towards improving their passages.”

Fantastic Farming!

One of our wonderful year 11 students, Jayden, lives – and works – on his family farm. Today, myself and Mrs Sprakes were lucky enough to be invited to see the work Jayden does on the farm – and we were blown away!

Jayden is involved in all aspects of the farm, and is SO knowledgable and passionate about the workings of the farm. There isn’t one piece of machinery that Jayden can’t drive or operate! I bet Jayden could run this single handedly (sorry, dad!). He showed us today the stacks of hay bales he has sorted out – WOW. Jayden also took us both out in his tractor – what a good driver! at 16 years old, this really is impressive.

During the guided tour…
Jayden’s hard work – perfect stacks!!!

Keep up the fantastic work, Jayden. You’re doing yourself, us, and your family proud both inside the classroom and outside of it, too! Don’t we have amazing students at XP?!

Miss Cocliff x