Learning to fly with X25!

Following the amazing National Theatre production of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ that came to XP East last week, X25 grappled with some physical theatre in the style of Frantic Assembly. After we reviewed our ‘Notices’ & ‘Wonders’ regarding the performance we did an exercise called ‘Push Hands’ developing trust which led us onto trying a lift! All the class supported each other (physically) to keep the ‘flying’ student safe and feeling secure. Well done X-Block Crew!

X24 Beautiful work

So far this term, X24 have collected data from countries around the world, considered if they are comparable with each other and if not how they could change the format, discussed what type of data it is, starting to consider what type of sampling method would be best for this type of data and are now learning about the different averages we could use to analyse the data. Overall it has been a successful start to Year 9. Keep it up!

There are some examples of their beautiful work below:

Y8 footballers show great progress!!

On a wet Monday evening the Y8 boys football team turned in a superb performance to comfortably beat Outwood Academy Danum.

The lads showed how much they have developed over the last year as they demonstrated skill, athleticism and game awareness in abundance.

Amongst the scorers were Alfie L (6), Evren L (2), Declan R (1) and Luke H (1).

The result is an encouraging start for the boys who were wearing our new, XP East colours of sky blue. Well done lads!!

Crew Time with Crew MRO

Last week saw Crew MRO developing their reading in accelerated reading sessions, discuss positivity in connection with National Mental Health Awareness Day and try a protocol called ‘Sketch it out’, where we drew the scenery described in our book ‘The White Horse of Zennor’.

Working hard, getting smart and being kind all in one week of Crew time!

Crew Bronte Wellbeing Wednesday

Last week Crew Bronte attempted a session of yoga during Crew, being mindful and trying to look after body, mind and spirit. Needless to say there were some aching limbs afterwards, but a special appreciation goes to our yoga star, Lannie!

Beautiful Book Club

This week in Crew JNI we have been focusing our discussions in Academic Crew around our HoWLs. We each spoke about where we have seen other students working hard, getting smart, and being kind in sessions. Crew members spoke passionately about the hard work they have seen within lessons, and deconstructed what it means to work hard, get smart and be kind.


We finished this week off with our Friday Book Club. This week, we read a chapter of The Giver  together before students went and produced some amazing ‘Blackout Poetry’ (pictured below). The poetry is created by picking out and circling certain words in a text to create a poem. Students worked hard on this, creating poetry from the chapter we had read, and I think you’ll agree, they produced some amazing pieces. Keep up the good work, Crew JNI!

We are actively looking for a:

  • Learning Coach (Teaching Assistant)

We will consider ANY LEVEL of experience as there are a number of vacancies available. Any experience of the following would be advantageous for some of the vacancies:

  • To promote inclusion and acceptance of all learners in the classroom.
  • To work as part of a Learning Expedition team in supporting and including students with learning difficulties/disabilities, such as autism, in mainstream classes.
  • To help with planning, delivering and implementation of work programmes to individuals, groups and classes of learners under the direction and supervision of Expedition staff.
  • To take into account a students’ special needs and ensure their access to a lesson and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations, equipment and materials.

Deadline for applications of all posts are 12 noon, Monday 21st October.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 5th November.

The start date is negotiable.

To access the application form and to find out more about our recruitment process click here.