Crew Webb’s academic success

With the new term and expedition now well under way our check in today was focused on sharing a piece of work from the last few weeks that we were pleased with or proud of.

It was great to see examples from Art, English and Spanish as well as History.

Here are Crew Webb’s choices:

Charlie shared his 3D mask making designs. He has used both his Ipad and more traditional techniques when developing his Steam Punk creation.

Tristan,  Loris,  Kyra, Sam and Eleanor shared their History assessment on living conditions in the Medieval Period.

Amber also picked her Medieval living conditions assessment but also some of her Spanish work that she had drafted and improved. It’s great to see Crew Webb getting smart through revision and redrafting.

Here is Lara’s beautifully annotated version of the poem Living Space 

Tom and Kyle choose their work from 2D and 3D art. Here is Tom’s view finder study and Kyle’s steam punk helmet on Boba Fett! Beautiful work boys!

Crew Macmillan: Spotlight

This week has been really successful for Crew Macmillan!

Crew have, once again, worked really hard in crew and in sessions, and have received tonnes of praise from staff! See some examples below:

Miss Johnson: Ricki & others in his group: “brilliant team effort on their work around ACC plot. Worked together well as a team and proved me and RJO wrong!”

Miss Taylor: Alfie, Milo, Ricki & Charlie: “Worked hard, created lovely paintings!”

Miss Johnson:  All of Crew Mac! “Fantastic start to English GCSE. Focused and keen to get on. Brilliant HoWLS- Well done! Keep it up!”

Mrs Sprakes: Alfie – Detailed responses in writing, well done.”

Mrs Batty: Vinnie –Excellent recall of knowledge in quick fire test

I absolutely love reading through the praise entries for crew and seeing how excellent you guys really are in sessions!

This week we also focused both Wise Wednesdays and Thoughtful Thursdays on some revision materials – we know that in Y10&11, we need to be organised and consistent with revision.

So far, we’ve looked at Procrastination (and the dangers of it – we learned that Crew don’t like tidying bedrooms, or adding pots to the dishwasher!!) – then we’ve seen what makes an effective flashcard, and put that into practice in preparation for a history assessment.

Members of crew were focused and engaged, which resulted in some beautiful examples of flashcards created, and some brilliant teamwork in Crew Macmillan.




















Keep up the brilliant work guys!

Miss C x

Crew Hawking are on task producing Flashcards.

Crew Hawking are getting smart by learning about procrastination and how to revise.   In the Wise Wednesday crew lessons, they have been answering the guiding question: How can we remember what we learn?   They have broken down the content of a topic and have been working on producing flashcards to aid revising a topic. Here are a variety of flashcards produced by the crew to support pathogens revision.

Crew Webb – A crackin’ start to a new term!

After such a long time away from school, the start of the new term means a new start for Crew Webb! We have two new Crew leaders and a new Crew member – welcome Eleanor! Mrs. Collinson and I are Crew Leaders this year for Crew Webb, and we’re delighted with the way that Crew Webb have settled back into school, despite all-new routines and the demands of being in Year 10.

We have set our academic pledges for the year, and we have begun to discuss ideas around how we can continue to support our Crew charity. Mrs. Collinson is a new Crew Leader, and she has been made to feel very welcome by Crew Webb. We’re spending some time reconnecting, sharing stories, and getting to know one another after spending so much time apart. We shared our strengths and weaknesses as a Crew, and talked about what we can do to make Year 10 Crew Webb’s best year yet.
X24 have made a great start to 2020/2021, and Crew Webb are embracing all the changes to routines, teachers, and classes. There have been wonderful examples of honesty, integrity, HOWLS, and beautiful work. Mrs. Collinson and I are looking forward to being a part of Crew Webb’s journey through the academic year. There is so much to look forward to!

Crew King: Reconnecting as Crew

Coming Back Stronger

Over the last few weeks Crew King has been adjusting to new routines within XP. We have managed not only into school in difficult and challenging circumstances but also to welcome a new crew leader and WOW! I am so lucky to have been invited to become Crew King’s new crew leader. 

I have been made to feel so welcomed into Crew with appreciations and support on how to develop a crew atmosphere.   We’re spending some time together as a Crew at the moment to reconnect, relearn and understand each other again.  It’s so important after so many months away from school and Crew that we can take time to listen to each other’s stories and developments.  It is also so important for us to build that unity and trust and as part of Crew Curriculum we revisited what Crew really means through discussion and the video: XP School: All about crewWe made pledges about what we hoped for this year and the honesty and integrity was fantastic.  From being on time, having integrity, to building confidence in speaking I know that Crew King will continue to grow in strength.

We made pledges about what we hoped for this year and the honesty and integrity was fantastic.  From being on time, taking time to listen to others, to building confidence in speaking I know that Crew King will continue to grow in strength.

X24 has had a magnificent start to the academic year but in particular there has been some beautiful work and great HOWLs shown by all of Crew King.  Each and every member of the Crew has been mentioned in emails, received postcards or had praise via the student praise form.  These have been great to hear and read as a Crew Leader. I know that there is more to come. 


Hawking are back in the classroom.

It has been great to see all the students in crew Hawking turn up on the first day back after a very long time out of school.  They have all been tremendously engaged in learning and settled very well into the new routine that requires them to be mindful of social distancing and hand washing.

Year 10 students have chosen their GCSE choice option this week and each of them got to join their new class and have an introduction lesson of their subject.  They all seem very happy with their chosen choice class and are looking forward to starting their learning and revision website on google sites.


Return of the Mac[millan]

Welcome to Year 10, Crew!

What a start to year 10 it’s been, too! Members of Crew Macmillan have returned to school after such an uncertain time and have done so really positively, coming back in like they’d never been away – even if most of them are about a foot[and a half] taller!

Last week we spent our first day together in crew and looked at coming back stronger. We looked at how we can keep ourselves and each other safe when back in school. Thursday saw us straight back into sessions, where teachers have been praising Crew Mac!

We’ve also spent some time together thinking about pledges, and what we can do in crew to make sure Y10 goes smoothly – and spoke about how we can hold each other to account!

I’m hearing really positive feedback from staff about how Crew Mac are getting on in sessions. I’m really hoping we can keep this up – along with good attendance, good HoWLs and good focus will mean that every member of crew succeeds this year! (Did i mention that we’re currently joint #1 for attendance, too? 😉 )

I’ve spoken before about how I am so proud of what Crew have achieved over lockdown, and it’s lovely to see that continue with their almost flawless return to school – Ricki has even branched out and learned to cook more (he eats things now that are not chicken nuggets!!!) – Frankie is well on her way to her first book being written, and Heather is ready for GBBO!

Keep doing what you’re doing, keep working hard, getting smart, and being kind.

I’ll leave you with this, at the start of your Y10 journey…












X24 Fundraising

As previously posted. This summer, X24 are taking part in fundraising for the toilet twinning scheme by walking 2 miles with 4 litres of fluid on their back, just a portion of what those we are trying to help do on a daily basis. Here is evidence from one students walk:

This is an opportunity to provide support for countries who don’t have the simple facility to wash their hands, at a time when hand washing is vital. To support please donate money via this link.

Crew Hawking 2 weeks until summer break

Well, it has been an unusual half term, with just over a week and a half until the summer break starts and crew are looking forward to hopefully a break in the sun, visiting the seaside, family, friends or even going abroad to those countries that are open to travel to.

Some of crew Hawking have enjoyed the relaxed rules of COVID 19 to get a chance to meet up with a friend and go out for a walk and catch up, others have enjoyed getting out cycling with a couple of friends and enjoying the freedom of riding about in Doncaster and of course keeping to the 1metre plus rule.

It has been great to hear a few voices from the crew over the past week either joining a Science hangout – Marcus (great to hear from you) or joining crew hangout (Max and Jack – last crew members standing with a super attendance to check in on crew and chat) and one to one tutorials with Helen and her big smile and stunning blue-dyed hair, retelling the tales and adventures of the different pets that she has at home.

The year group X24 that Crew Hawking is in have been asked by Mrs Goddard if they could participate in a fundraising event, something that all students were aware of and discussed before Christmas holidays (2019).  Here is a reminder of the details:

Students are being asked to walk 2 miles, with 4 litres of water (any fluid will do) whenever they get chance.

This is to raise money for toilet twinning (as we looked at before the Christmas holiday).

Just raising £10 from each member of X24 would mean that we can provide two toilet blocks to countries that need it.

There will be a funding page for contributions to be paid to (however the funding page will take a small cut for themselves).

It would be really nice for students to either film the walk or provide evidence of their journey through an app- so that we can provide evidence for those supporting the scheme.

Lessons are still happening at 2pm on google hangouts for all students to join in and support their learning so please join in and carrying on completing those learning tasks which all benefits each of you in achieving great grades.


Take Care All

Mrs Mawby (Crew Leader).