Extra curricular next week

Monday- Doncaster school athletics competition Year 7 and 8. 8.30-3.15

Tuesday -Doncaster school athletics competition Year 9. 8.30-3.15

Tuesday- Cricket and cheerleading practice 3.15-4.30

Wednesday – Year 7,8,9 rounders fixture return to school at 5.30


Team PE

Work Experience Week for C27 as they are preparing for stepping up to Year 11

Good luck to all our year 10 students who are taking part in work experience this week, what a range of opportunities for these young people as they gain a taste of life in the working world. We have students working within the trust to students travelling around the country, one student in London for the week. I hope each and every one of you show your employer just what an amazing young person you are, we believe in you and hope you have a wonderful experience. Remember you are amasadors of XP Doncaster, so WORK HARD, GET SMART and BE KIND and I look forward to hearing all about your adventures. Mrs Burns


Sharing our Stories: 14/06/2024

Beautiful Work This Week

XP Gateshead Students Shine as Digital Leaders in Exciting Expeditions Project

Students at XP Gateshead are stepping up in a big way as Digital Leaders, diving into the world of technology to record content for their Expeditions. Teaming up with the XP Trust Comms Crew, these young tech enthusiasts are taking on the role of professional sound technicians. They’re not just learning the ropes of audio recording and editing – they’re skilfully mastering them, gaining hands-on experience that goes beyond the classroom and reaching into real-world applications.

It was so inspiring to see these students get stuck in and take charge of such an important project. Across our Trust, students are constantly proving that with enthusiasm and dedication, they can achieve anything. A massive appreciation to these Digital Leaders for going above and beyond!

A Decade of Activism – New Beautiful Work in Frenchgate Centre

A new curation of recent beautiful work has been installed in the Frenchgate Centre in Doncaster City Centre! There’s awesome work from schools across our Trust, with a key focus on our Curriculum seam ‘Protecting our Planet’ – be sure to go and see the awesome work our students have created!

We’re got vacancies across XP Trust!

We’re looking for:

Learning Coaches at Carcroft School

An EYFS/KS1 Specialist SEND Teacher at Carcroft School

A Teacher at Norton Junior School

Top of the Blogs

Weekly update for families @ XP Gateshead

World Ocean Day @ Norton Infants

KS1 Sports Day @ Green Top

Fantastic Year 1 Fieldwork to the Deaf School @ Plover

Scott’s Heroes @ Carcroft School

Year 9 Rounders Winners @ XP School

Good luck! @ XP East

Ancient Egyptians @ Norton Juniors

Share your stories with us!

We now have a new dedicated news email so that you can send your stories, updates or ideas about potential news articles directly to us in Comms.

It might be something you or your students have achieved, a charity you’re supporting or anything at all that deserves a wider audience.

Write to us at [email protected] –  we want to hear about it, write about it and celebrate it!

Good Luck

Good luck to one our students who is competing for Great Britain today. We would like to wish her lots of luck from us all at XP East. What an amazing achievement.

Year 9 rounders, winners

We took a number of students from year 9 across both schools to a rounders tournament last night. We were able to enter 2 teams which was incredible. One team played amazing and developed throughout the tournament to win their last game in the group stage however did not manage to get to the semi finals.

The other team played fantastic and got the semi final where they scored 8 rounders and got through to the final against Hall Cross. The final was a great game and we scored 7.5 rounders to beat Hall Cross and win the whole tournament. The team played outstanding and scored some amazing rounders. It was a proud moment for us as teaching staff. Huge well done to the team, some fantastics performances.


A week in PE

This week in PE we took our Year 7 and 9 rounders team to Hungerhill, where they competed. Students worked really hard to bring home a win!

Great work in PE today from Year 7 giving feedback to others on rounders.

Next week in PE

Monday – Athletics 3:30 – 4:30pm

Tuesday – Cheerleading 3:30 – 4:30pm and Cricket 3:30 – 4:30pm

Wednesday Year 9 Tournament at Hallcross Lower school and rounders practise on Wednesday 3:30 – 4:30pm

Thursday – Cheerleading practise 3:30 – 4:30pm

Thank from Team PE

Sharing our Stories: 07/06/2024

Beautiful Work This Week

Year 10 Band ‘LOOM’ @ the Doncaster Festival of Colour

On the last Friday before half term, students from XP Doncaster performed their original composition ‘Like A Storm’ in the magnificent ‘Luminarium’ at Right Up Our Street’s Doncaster Festival of Colour.

As part of ‘LOOL’ music sessions, Year 10 students have worked really hard to write this piece of music with Skinny Pelembe and Higher Rhythm as part of the Noise Collective project.

We are really proud of what they have achieved over the last few months – they’ve created beautiful work and developed a true sense of Crew in music.

There is No Planet B – Product Curation in Carcroft Community

Beautiful work from LKS2s most recent Expedition ‘There Is No Planet B’ has been curated on three signs in Carcroft! Their guiding question was ‘How can we protect our wonderful world?’.

Their learning focussed on the climate emergency and the impact that humanity is having on the environment, as well as what can be done to prevent further damage and protect the planet. The curated signs they have created not only celebrate the beautiful work they have done during the Expedition, but also make a stand about a persistent issue with local fly tipping.

Students have created helpful guides on recycling as an alternative to tipping and how this can benefit the community as a whole.

Friends of Norton Campus Football!

Friends of Norton Campus Association organised a community football match – parents versus teachers at Askern Miner’s Welfare Ground. Teachers were joined by some of Doncaster Rovers coaches and staff from Green Top – a real crew effort. The match was a tight game with both teams really wanting the win but at the final whistle it was the teachers that took home the trophy!

Friends of Norton Campus organised food, face painting and activities for the children – we even had a special visit from Donny Dog! We were supported with over two hundred members of the local community resulting in a really fantastic event.

Student Showcase – 4th July 2024

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Y5 parents please find attached an event you can attend to find out more about XP and XP East.

Please note this is not for Y6 students who have already been allocated their school. 

You can book your place here.

We’re looking for an outstanding Learning Coach (Teaching Assistant and HLTA) and Crew Leader at XP Gateshead!

Find out more here and apply to #JoinOurCrew

Top of the Blogs

Beautiful Work from Elize, Lyra and Leo @ XP Gateshead

Brilliant Bakers @ Norton Infants

D-Day @ Green Top

Pride of Plover @ Plover

Grammar in MI @ Carcroft School

Share your stories with us!

We now have a new dedicated news email so that you can send your stories, updates or ideas about potential news articles directly to us in Comms.

It might be something you or your students have achieved, a charity you’re supporting or anything at all that deserves a wider audience.

Write to us at [email protected] –  we want to hear about it, write about it and celebrate it!

C28/Y9 Leading our own Learning – Parent Drop In

Thank you for attending the parent drop-in session on Thursday evening. We appreciate your time and engagement.

To provide you with more detailed information about the Learning our own Learning (LooL) options available, we have included slides below.

The Google form is linked here. Please complete and submit this form by Monday June 10th 2024.

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your child’s options in more detail, please feel free to reach out to your child’s crew leader. We are here to support you and your child in making informed decisions about their educational journey.