Exciting Leadership Changes at XP Trust!

Dear Parents

The success of XP now means that we are now responsible for two secondary schools (XP and XP East) and four primary schools (Green Top, Plover, Norton Infants and Norton Juniors) as part of our Trust. We also support many schools both nationally and internationally who visit our schools to learn from the work we are doing.

We have grown significantly over a short space of time and, last Friday, the leadership team of the XP Trust met to discuss the expansion of our work and how we need to change our leadership structure to accommodate this growth.

As a result, we have made some important and exciting changes to our leadership structure.

I will now work across both Secondary and Primary sectors as the Chief Academic Officer of our Trust supporting all our schools to develop and implement our expeditionary curriculum. I will also work with leaders across the Trust to ensure expeditions are of high quality. In addition, I will promote our approaches across the wider education system both nationally and internationally.

As a result, I am proud to announce that Mr Portman will become the Principal of both XP and XP East. He will ensure that we are maintaining and improving on the high standards we have already achieved and he will take over responsibility for the operation of both schools. 

Mr Portman will be supported by our newly appointed Assistant Principals:

Ms Robinson Y7/8 at XP Mrs Poncia Y7/8 at XP East 

Mr Voltaire Y9/Y10 at XP Mr Smith Y9 at XP East

Mrs Vayro Y11 at XP

Mr Blair will continue to offer leadership support to both schools. 

Our newly established Post 16 provision will be led by Mr Said and he will be assisted by Mrs Green.

The graphic below outlines the changes at XP/XP East:



In addition, Mrs Butler is our newly appointed SENCo who will work across the Trust and Mrs Stonier has been appointed to work as an Associate Principal across the Trust to support and challenge our Executive Leadership Team.

Mrs ap Harri will continue to lead our highly successful outdoor expeditions including the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

These are exciting times at XP School Trust and as we move into this next phase in our development I would like to thank you for your continuing support. 

Best wishes

Andy Sprakes

Chief Academic Officer 

XP School Trust


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