C24 -Wishing you success in your GCSEs

Year 11 (C24), On behalf of myself and everyone at XP Doncaster Secondary Schools, I wanted to wish you lots of success in the forthcoming GCSE examinations which start this week. We sincerely hope all of your hard work pays off.

It has been an absolute pleasure to see how you have used the D6 provision to support your learning, extended study sessions after school and lunchtime revision sessions to support your revision. These will continue throughout the exam period for any last minute revision.


Year 8 HPV vaccinations, boys and girls.

Friday 17th June 2022. All students in current Year 8 will be able to have the HPV Vaccination from the RDASH NHS Nurses arriving in school. Consent links have been sent to all parents via email. Parents need to click the link and send asap consenting or not consenting for the HPV vaccination. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/hpv-human-papillomavirus-vaccine/ If there are any issues with not receiving the link from school, then please contact your child’s Crew Leader to resend the HPV Link or [email protected]

The great crew bake off!

On Friday afternoon for a couple of weeks we have been baking buns in crew time. We laid out the ingredients, gave them a method and left them to bake.

They showed so much resilience and as well as excellent craftsmanship and quality!

It was great to see them working together and producing some fantastic baking that they were extremely proud of!

Rounders fixture

Wednesday 18th May away at Campsmount. Leaving school at 3.30 be back at XP at 17.15.

Please tick your name off on the fixture board near the PE changing room.

You will need PE kit, water bottle and trainers.

Any questions speak to Miss Bowser.

The beginning of the end for Crew Finch?!

How we started:

How we’re ending:

It’s been a funny old time for Crew Finch over the past couple of terms, with most of our crew sessions spent revising and preparing for GCSEs.

Having realised that this Friday’s afternoon crew session would be our last ‘proper’ crew until after exams finish, we decided to sack off revision spend it doing what we do best: just being together (and moaning at Mrs Parker for walking the long way round the lake!)

It feels like such a long time since we’ve had the chance to “just” spend time together. I think we all enjoyed our two precious hours of chatting and checking in (the donuts, chips and ice-cream were also a nice treat.)

We’re all very different people from that group who first circled up together on that very first day at Malham. And as we’ve changed over the years, crew and what it means to us has also evolved. As the pressure mounts in Y11, the afternoon we spent together away from school and exam timetables made us all realise that we actually need crew now more than ever.

So, although it may be the beginning of the end of our crew time in school, I really hope that all the unique experiences we’ve shared together as Crew Finch will continue to strengthen and support Mackenzie, Tom, Dakota, Thomas, Aden, Ali, Noah, Callie, Megan, Kobe, Libby, and Bryn as they embark on their next amazing adventure #onceacrewalwaysacrew #mrsparkerisnotallowedtocryyet

XP Careers – Doncaster Council Apprenticeships

13th May 2022K Burns

Doncaster Council’s award winning Apprenticeship Team will be holding two face to face Insight Sessions on upcoming apprenticeship opportunities, giving individuals (and parents/carers) the opportunity to learn more about roles and careers at Doncaster Council.

The sessions will be held at Council Chamber, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU onMonday 30th May at 2:00pm and 3:30pm. The sessions will involve an introduction from the Apprenticeship Team, presentations from recruiting managers who will talk about their latest vacancies and some of our current apprentices will be talking about their experiences working at Doncaster Council.

The two sessions will focus on different occupational areas:

2:00pm – 3:00 pm Session 1 Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight Session – Manual Trades (Construction/Engineering)

Available apprenticeships include:

• Electrician • Plumber • Plasterer • Gas Fitter • Highway Operative• Vehicle Mechanic • Arborist (Tree Team)

3:30pm – 4:30pm Session 2 Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight – Business/Professional apprenticeships

Available apprenticeships include: • Accountancy • Business Administration • Learning Mentor

To attend, you must register through the following Eventbrite links (Friends, parents and carers are also welcome to attend). You are welcome to  attend both sessions, but you must register on each one:

Session 1- Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight Session 1- Manual Trades Tickets, Mon 30 May 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

Session 2- Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight Session 2- Business/Professional Tickets, Mon 30 May 2022 at 15:30 | Eventbrite

Once you have registered on Eventbrite, you will receive an email with joining instructions.

There will be an opportunity for question and answers towards the end of the session. If you would like to submit a question beforehand, please email to [email protected]

For more information please email [email protected]

Above All Compassion: The Story of XP School

Last week this beautiful film, made by Schools on Screen about XP, premiered at the Samsung Centre in London – how exciting! Now it’s available to watch on YouTube! Be sure to give this wonderful story a watch and share it with your friends and family!

Forward thinking!

Over the past few weeks Crew have been thinking carefully about what they may like to do after their time at XP East. They have spent time researching different forms of education that are offered post 16. Many have looked into A-levels, apprenticeships, T-levels and BTEC options. This is all to support their next chapter at XP East when going on to year 10 and then 11. Some even revisited and added to their previous research on careers they may want to pursue. 

Crew Rowling also did a spot of litter picking during one of our afternoon sessions. It was great to see them working together as a team while looking after our environment and getting some fresh air!

We will update you more on the next steps towards GCSE’s in the coming weeks.

Mrs Barnes and Miss Johnson 🙂