C25 and C24 spent the day as college students at New College today. Many thanks to Brendan, Scott and the team for welcoming XP East and XP Year 11 and 10 students to allow them the opportunity of experiencing some of the courses on offer. Students each chose 3 courses and had a session in each subject for both BTEC and A Level courses. We had lots of positive feedback and really in-depth reflection on how the day had helped students begin to focus on their next steps after GCSE. As Careers Lead at both schools I look forward to supporting students in making applications to the numerous Post 16 provisions in the area.
The vaccine nurses are in school tomorrow for those students (boys and girls) who have consented in Year 8 (1st dose) and Year 9 (2nd dose) for the HPV Vaccine. Thank you to all those parents who have been prompt in filling the form in and sending it off to RDASH.
Year 9 student of the week goes to Luke in Crew Stan Lee.
Luke you have been nominated by myself and several of your teachers for working so hard this week and term in sessions and preparing for your Passage Presentation.
We have been really impressed with your contributions during online sessions, your improved attendance online compared to the previous lockdown and the mature manner in which you have prepared yourself for Passage.
Mrs Pullham has expressed how proud she is of you and how impressed she is with your attitude to learning. I am looking forward to being a part of your Passage Presentation and hearing you reflect on your journey through XP.
It won’t be long before we return to school. Let’s keep up this impressive attitude to learning when we return to school. It will have a significant impact on your HOWLS and academic grades if you continue the way you have started this term.
Very impressed young man! Well done. 🙂
It has been another busy couple of weeks for Crew Tomlinson. Crew are working really hard on their Passage presentations, which I can’t wait for them to present to show their hard work to parents, staff and guest panellists.
Today’s check in question for crew was ‘If you could time travel where would you go?’. We had some brilliant responses with some crew wanting to transport forward a few years to when things are back to a bit more normality and able to enjoy football etc again while others wanted to go back in time. They wanted to rewind for a variety of reasons including because they have heard what a brilliant time period the 80s and 90s was and want to see what it was like and somebody wanting to experience the Victorian Era.
Today is my last day with crew this year, as I am on Maternity leave until September and I wanted to say how proud I am of crew. They are working so hard in these difficult times. Their attendance on hangouts is fantastic and crew are contributing some fantastic points to discussions, particularly in Wise Wednesday sessions. So thanks crew for all your hard work!
I will really miss crew for the remainder of the year and can’t wait to be back to continue their XP journey with crew and see what year 10 brings for them. Time really does fly!
Thanks for all your hard work crew! Please keep it up for the rest of the year and I will see you in September.
In X25/Y9 the student of the week award goes to Guraaj for her outstanding contributions to discussion during online sessions and her conscientious attitude to learning.
Guraaj, you were nominated by several of your peers and teachers. You continue to exceed expectations and set an example of what working hard really looks like!
I have really enjoyed working with you in our Push to 4.0 group, your love for learning is infectious! Keep being awesome, it certainly is not going unnoticed.
Here are a few comments your teachers/ peers have said about you:
- My choice is a tough one. I would say this week it is Guraaj. I have no work to show as in Crew the focus has been passage and we don’t want that sharing yet until they have done it!! Gurraj has shown great HOWLS in relation to preparing for her Passage Presentation. She has also spent time helping and supporting other students in Crew to complete their work. Well done, Guraaj!
This is a reminder for all those students on Tuesday 26th January 2021 the Leaver Booster and Men-ACWY vaccinations will take place at XP East School. Timings as follows:
Year 9 09:00 – 10:30
Year 10 10:30 – 12:00
No individual timings are available for students. The students arrive within the time allocated for their Year group, as this is their bubble year in school. Please ensure you have sent the E-Form that was sent to your email address that you have registered with the school. The school cannot confirm if you sent the E-Form off as the E-Forms get forwarded to RDASH to account for vaccinations needed for the day.
If you would like the E-Form link to be forwarded to you please contact your child’s crew leader or myself Mrs Mawby ([email protected]).
Last week Crew made a fantastic start to 2021. It was always going to be different with working from home however crew have started the year absolutely flying. Crew have had fantastic attendance and made brilliant contributions on hangouts.
Last week we had a check in looking at any new years resolutions people had, which included more exercise, eating healthier and becoming more organised.
Fran also shared a lovely picture of her cute dog who joined her family over the Christmas period, who I think it gorgeous!
Crew are also working hard on their passage preparation- reflecting over the last 2 1/2 years they have studied at XP. Crew are working really hard, particularly well done to Fran and Nada who have made some great progress on their script over the last week. Remember crew the hard work will pay off.
Looking forward to seeing what great work you produce this week and again a massive Well done with all your efforts in this challenging time.
This Friday Crew continues with their first aid for Duke of Edinburgh. Crew looked at what to do when someone is having a diabetic emergency. Crew also independently researched possible causes and treatments of type 1 and 2 diabetes. Crew showed great maturity in group discussions and are well on their way to be trained first aiders. Great work this week everyone!
Mrs Burnitt and Mrs Pulham
Year 9 will be going on fieldwork on 13th October as part of their ‘Welcome to the Machine’ expedition. We’ll be leaving school at 9:30AM and returning at 3:00PM, so this will not affect their drop off or pick up times, however, due to the pandemic, we ask that all students have guardian consent for them to attend.
We’ll be visiting Hatfield Moors, to collect species data and conduct scientific tests on the peatland during the day. We will be maintaining the bubbles, and wearing masks on the coaches to minimise risk of transmission, and we will be outside all day.
As part of the precautions, we ask that you fill in the following google forms, granting permission for students to attend the fieldwork on 13th October:
This outlines that if your child falls ill with covid symptoms on that day, they would need collecting from Hatfield Moors (about 40 minute drive from the school).
They will need packed lunches (school will provide FSM pack-ups), a face mask, warm layers, decent shoes and a waterproof on the day.
If you have any questions about the plans for the day or concerns, don’t hesitate to email me ([email protected])
The last few months have been an exceptionally challenging time for both schools and health services, This has had an effect on students receiving their vaccinations and immunisations at school. As you will be aware the school age vaccination programme was suspended at the beginning of the outbreak leaving a large number of students outstanding vaccinations.
There is a plan of recovery to ensure that all these students are caught up by the end of August 2021, Please see the dates below that are scheduled in for the 20/21 academic year in order to deliver vaccinations to the eligible students at XP / XP East School.
YEAR 10 BOYS & GIRLS SLB/MEN-ACWY 26/01/2021
YEAR 9 BOYS & GIRLS SLB/MEN-ACWY 26/01/2021
YEAR 8 BOYS & GIRLS 1ST DOSE HPV 06/05/2021
YEAR 9 BOYS & GIRLS 2ND DOSE HPV 06/05/2021
Please Note: Due to the ongoing impact of COVID 19, NHS England have also specified that the seasonal flu programme this year will be extended to include Year 7 students. This will be the first time that Flu vaccinations will have been delivered in secondary schools. Flu vaccinations take place in December 2020. Further information and permission letters will be sent to all parents for consent nearer the date.
If you have any questions please forward them to [email protected]