Students today and tomorrow who hold prescribed medication at school will be handed back their medication.  Students who require medication to be taken at school in the new term 2021/22 will be required to fill in the medication form.

The Google form is required to be filled in and then press send.  This then gives staff consent to administer medication and for it to be kept on school premises.

Please ensure Inhalers, Epi-pens and other prescribed medications are sent into school with the child’s name and expiry date clearly visible.

Students in Year 11 (C24) will be going on a coastal walk to Flamborough on Thursday 2nd September 2021.
All students will be expected to bring the Outdoor Kit listed below;

Appropriate rucksack for walking
Packed lunch
Water bottle – Approx 2 litres.
Waterproof Outer Jacket
Appropriate walking trousers/shorts/leggings.
Walking top/base layer – Made from synthetic, man made material (polyester, nylon etc). This type of material removes sweat away from your skin keeping you cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather.
Appropriate outdoor shoes (trainers, walking shoes or walking boots are compulsory)
Sun hat
Sun cream
Medication – (As required to individual needs).
For further information or questions please email nmawby@xpschool.org or your child’s crew leader.

We are super excited to be taking C24 out on fieldwork on Thursday, 1st July.

We have arranged to take the whole of Y10 to Shrewsbury Prison, to support our final expedition of the year: Karma Police – have we got justice right?

Shrewsbury Prison was decommissioned in 2013 and now provides an “interactive prison experience” for visitors. It was also recently used as the location for BBC’s drama ‘Time’, which gave a harrowing picture of prison life.

We’re not giving too much away about the activities we’ve got planned for students, but we promise not to leave any of them locked in the cells 😉

We are booked in at the prison at 9.30am meaning that we do have to set off between 6.45am-7am at the latest.  If this is a problem for anyone, please let your Crew Leader know as soon as possible.

We will be leaving the prison at approx 1pm, so hope to be back at school between 3.30-4pm, traffic dependant. We will update socials on the day.

Please make sure students wear comfortable clothes and take a jacket as it can become cold in the prison and sensible shoes. Students will also need a packed lunch and sufficient water for the day. Please don’t pack any products containing nuts in packed lunches as we are a nut-free school!  If your child is in receipt of free school meals, a packed lunch will be provided for them.

Great Habits of work and learning.



In Crew Hawking, the students have returned to school this term and are working on their HOWLS.  The pictures above show examples of how the crew are working hard and getting smart. The crew alongside the rest of their year 10 cohort are also revising and sitting their mock exams over the next two weeks. Below is their mock timetable.

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 100 Challenge!

Friday 30th April 2021 saw Crew Macmillan take on Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 100 challenge – where we decided we wanted to raise £100, by walking 100 laps of the perimeter of XP.

We trialled it… and achieved 143 laps collectively. So crew showed courage; and challenged ourselves to complete 200 laps in Captain Tom’s honour. We got ourselves ready to go…

 

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Crew Macmillan take on Captain Tom’s 100!

“The family of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore is inviting the world to take inspiration from his famous 100 laps around his garden to celebrate Captain Tom’s life, his generosity of spirit and the hope and joy he brought to millions.

The Captain Tom 100 is taking place on what would have been his 101st birthday weekend, from Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May”.

So, as a crew, Crew Macmillan have decided we will be taking on Captain Sir Tom’s 100 Challenge this coming Friday, April 30th.

The Challenge involves completing 100 of something! 

Crew have decided to collectively complete 100 laps of XP school in one single crew session. Actually, then, we had a trial run on Friday; and managed to smash that target, so we’re going to challenge ourselves to achieve 200 Laps instead!!!

We’ve set up a fundraising page to try and raise some money in aid of our chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. If you are in a position to help us to do so, the link is here.

We would love to be able to raise £100 – what a lovely amount in honour of Sir Captain Tom Moore.

I look forward to taking on this challenge – come on crew, we’ll smash it!

 

Crew Hawking Back in the Classroom

It is great to have the crew back in school.  They have all settled very well in getting into their routine and working off their Timetable.  As you can see their timetable in school is very busy.

Now the crew are back, they have started to reflect on their habits of work and learning and this is where they critique themselves and their peers in crew on their HOWLS.  To support their Work Hard, Get Smart and Be Kind grades each student will once a week reflect and grade themselves on their HOWLS and enter their own grades for each subject lesson they study on how they are performing in Work Hard, Get Smart and Be Kind.  through this process each student will hopefully work on the subject areas where they need to improve.

How we grade ourselves in Crew. Work Hard, Get Smart and Be Kind.

Return of the Mac (2.0!)

What a long 9 weeks that was!

Crew Macmillan outdid themselves yet AGAIN with attendance, engagement, and achievement. It was a long, gruelling 9 weeks of completely online learning but as a crew, we  got there. We supported each other; we laughed, we cried, we had meltdowns, and we built each other back up.

We spent time off screen, and during this we achieved tonnes! From indoor picnics, to nature walks, creating happy playlists and pushing ourselves to go out of the house for exercise (yes, Frankie, ASDA does count as a mental exercise, I’ll allow it!). Take a look below at what Crew got up to!

I cannot WAIT to have crew back in person, even though i don’t think any of us are looking forward to early mornings after a wonderful half term!

 

Parents, just a reminder of how next week will look for Y10: 

Crew, please arrive for 10:15am on Monday 22nd March. We have some crew activities & COVID Testing planned in the morning, and  you will be in sessions in the afternoon.

Timetable will return to normal for Y10 from Tuesday 23rd March.

Please remember: Face masks will need to be worn. If there are any issues (or exemptions!) please contact me via email. You will also need to bring a water bottle as fountains are still out of use.

Time for Crew Mac to come back and smash this term. I have every confidence that you guys will!!

See you Monday!!

Miss Cocliff x

 

 

Super Successful SLC’s!

Student Led Conferences are vital to our work. They put our students in charge of sharing information about their academic progress with their families. In the words of expeditionary learning guru Ron Berger, “Student Led Conferences require and empower students to take the lead role in communicating their learning” – in other words, our students know they have to be responsible for their learning and progress, and they must be able to explain to their families where they are at, and where they are heading!

SLC’s obviously looked a little different this year. They were online; students had 25 minutes to speak about a range of things, including their HoWLs data, Academic progress, how they have found working from home, and the pledges they made at the start of the year. Crew Macmillan continue to surprise me daily; and once again, they absolutely SMASHED it! They each spoke confidently and maturely, could analyse their own data in terms of GCSE grades (which is a vital skill as we head into Y11) and they were all able to share examples of beautiful work with their families. As such, i wanted to share some of the amazing work with you!

Firstly, Crew were asked to reflect on their attendance across the year. Although we haven’t physically been in school THAT much in Y10 (Thanks, COVID!) – online attendance is still absolutely vital, and it is still monitored. Some great reflections in crew; here is Imogen’s! Imogen spoke through how ‘blue’ means ‘Awesome’ – in terms of our narrative for success, this means Imo is exceeding expectations!

Students were then asked to reflect on their Work Hard, Get Smart, and Be Kind attributes in sessions. Archie and Joe provided really detailed analysis for each HoWL!

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