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.

Y7 and 8 Boys football fixture – first week back

The following students have been selected to represent the school at a 6-aside football tournament hosted by Rossington All Saints on the Thursday 7th November. Students must bring their own boots, socks, shin-pads, shorts and warm top. School will provide the shirt. We will travel there by mini-bus straight from school. Students need to please let me know of their availability on the first Monday back.

Year 7

Ben B
Lynden B
Harrison P
William L
Danny D
Arjun D
Sam F

Year 8

Riley C
Declan R
Ben W
Alfie L
Andrew H
Ricki T
Harley A
Frankie M
Kyle SJ

Our Year 9 Pledges

As we come to the end of the first term of Y9, Crew Finch took time to reflect on their progress so far and made pledges for next term.

We focussed on three specific areas:


We are tracking attendance because, as our board says, every day at school matters!  When we mapped this on the board we soon noticed that our overall attendance needs improvement: only 4 out of 12 Crew members have achieved 100% attendance this term!  It was a bit of a wake up call to realise that if you’re around the 96% attendance mark (which sounds quite high) you’ve actually missed 7 days of school per year, which equates to a whopping 35 lessons!

Accelerated reader:

All our students sit STAR Reading tests at the beginning and end of the school year to track progress in reading ability.  I’m pleased to report that the latest results shows that all Crew Finch have improved their reading levels.  We all know that reading improves comprehension and vocabulary, which in turn helps us to understand texts and write more creatively in other sessions.  Well done Crew Finch!  We still have one dedicated reading session per week, and Crew will also be helping Y7 students out by listening to them read for 15 minutes a week.

Crew HOWLs:

Crew are assessed on their Crew Habits of Work and Learning.  I have shared the data with Crew and they agreed that I have been fair.  There are a few students hitting 4.0 across the board, but I have had to take into account those students who let Crew down by consistently not completing extended study, or by not coming to school with the right equipment, or by appearing on the conduct form.  This has been reflected in scores.

Our pledges:

So – after all that discussion Crew have set themselves targets for each of these areas for the next term.  These range from “I will aim for at least 98% attendance” to “I pledge to read at least 3 books to end without skipping any pages” (!!)

This lot are so focussed so I know that they’ll smash their targets by the end of next term!


Learning to fly with E25!

Following the amazing National Theatre production of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ that came to XP East last week, E25 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!

Girls PE Leadership in Sport

In PE over this term the girls have been delivering warm ups to the group on Football and Netball. There have been some fantastic sessions delivered and we have some amazing leaders of the future. Keep it up Girls#Leaders of the future.

Lost Property

Good afternoon.  All lost property that has been collected by both XP and XP East will be available for all students to go and have a look to see if anything belongs to them. It will be in XP East in the Drama space from tomorrow. Please encourage your child to have a quick look as we have collected a large volume in just 1 term. Many thanks. XP Office

E25: How to Save a Life!

As part of E25’s expedition ‘Under the Skin’, students having been learning about how the lungs structure links to function. After half term they will be learning about the heart, so as an introduction we had St John’s Ambulance in as an expert, who spent a few hours teaching students about First Aid and resuscitation.

Students learnt:

Communication and casualty care–  how to communicate effectively in a first aid situation and be able to make an emergency call. Students participated in  role play scenarios challenging students to think about how they would respond in a first aid situation.

Coping in an emergency- how to assess and manage an incident, and create an action plan for first aid steps.

Primary survey-  how assess a situation for dangers and know how to check the casualty’s responses, open their airway and check for breathing.

Recovery position-  this is a first aid technique that is used for unresponsive and breathing casualties that keeps their airway open and allows them to breathe.

Resuscitation- how to do CPR, rescue breaths and a defibrillator to keep the casualty’s heart and circulation going.

Students had a brilliant time learning about the heart, first aid and also a valuable life skill!


As testament to all the hard work and dedication put in by all members past and present, FXP has become so big that we now need to register as a charity and adopt a formal PTA structure.

As part of this we need to hold a formal AGM and elect members to the positions of secretary and treasurer.

We invite all parents, carers, guardians and staff who have a vested interest in FXP to attend.

The posts of Secretary and Treasurer are open to all parties with a vested interest in FXP and anyone who wishes to stand for these positions is invited to notify the chair by email (fxp@xpschool.org) no later than 24:00 on October the 23rd 2019.

The format of the AGM will follow a best practice format and an agenda will be published in due course.

The Chair will be available from 17:00 on the day of the meeting, at XP East should anyone have any questions or items they wish to discuss.

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!!

Y8 boys football tonight

The y8 boys football fixture tonight against Danum is at home. We should start for approximately 3:45 and finish by 4:45.

Student Led Crew

Crew 7BBU

First student led crew session!!!!

Brilliant session planned and presented last week by Charlie. With World Mental Health Day, Charlie shared his knowledge and research on the importance of mental health. The session helped introduce and build up more of other crew members knowledge about mental health. All crew members really enjoyed and interacted with the session, all from a year 7! Brilliant work!

Big appreciation to Charlie showing great COURAGE to present this in front of other crew members, and taking out his own time to organise the session.

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