E27 (Y10) Awesomeness Community Meeting

In today’s Y10 community meeting, we celebrated this term’s Crew achievements and all round awesomeness!

We took some time to check in on some of the student pledges made at the beginning of the term:

  • At the beginning of term, August had pledged to ask more questions in class if they were unsure of something, and that is something they have got better at this term.
  • Seth had pledged to get more praises logged than conducts and we were pleased to see that he had achieved this.
  • Leo acknowledged that, although he had made some progress, he needed to work a little bit harder to achieve his pledge of managing his distractions in class.

We will continue to check in on these throughout next term.

Please see the slides above to see which students were appreciated and celebrated for most improved attendance and most praises. Crew Da Vinci were definitely the stars of the term – testament to the great work Miss Askin is doing as Crew Leader.

Crew Leaders also nominated their Crew Superstar. Congratulations to:

  • Manveer for Crew Rashford for her consistent hard work and for always being kind.
  • Seth for Crew Da Vinci for his amazing turn around this term, coming in every day with a positive attitude and a smile on his face.
  • Olivia for Crew Curie for having an amazing turn around in sessions and being resilient with her work experience.

Miss Ibbotson couldn’t choose one person, so we have 4 Crew Superstars for Crew Marx:

  • Kiahnna: Always kid, shows up every day, works hard, is kind and compassionate! Absolute legend!
  • Violet: Shows up to school everyday with a smile and is kind to everyone that comes across her.
  • Alex: Works so hard, is always doing the right thing and is an all round amazing student.
  • Riley: Smashing school at the moment and has come a long way since Y7. He needs to be recognised for the hard work he does and how hard he is trying to do well!

Finally, we said farewell to Keegan who is leaving us at the end of term. We’ll be sad to see him go, but are excited for his new chapter. Keegan – you will always be Crew 🙂

We’re looking forward to a jam-packed final term with Y10 (again, please see the slides above for what’s coming up for them!) and I hoping we’ll have much to celebrate at the end of next term as we have this term.

Mrs Parker.

E27 (Y10) ‘Awesomeness’ Community Meeting

It’s always a pleasure to share praises and appreciations in our community meetings, and this morning was no exception. Y10 have had an absolutely amazing start to the school year and we shared lots of praises from staff, as well as hearing appreciations from students to fellow students for being kind, working hard and helping each other in sessions.

We also had a few apologies made for behaviours that don’t reflect our character values and I would like to praise those students for showing the integrity and courage to put things right.

It’s so encouraging to hear that some students are starting to think ahead to Y11 and are already creating revision resources to help them through the next 2 years.

Well done, Y10!

Mrs Parker 🙂

LOST PROPERTY!- Crew Rashford

Crew Rashford have been through our lost property, If you see anything that you recognise please go to the XP East Reception and it will be there.

They need collecting before next Friday or they will be going to charity!


E27 (Y9) Fieldwork to West Yorkshire Playhouse

We are excited to be taking our Y9 students to see a production of Lord of the Flies on Thursday 30th March. Please see the letter below for full details.

If you have any questions, please contact our English Lead, Mrs Desborough – [email protected] – or your child’s Crew Leader.

Crew Rashford – New Year New Start!

So it begins, the step into our XP Journey….Passage. 

We have started to prepare for Passage Presentations during Crew. For those parents who may not know the purpose of Passage here is a brief overview. 

Passage presentations are an opportunity for students to reflect on their learning and their readiness to move on to the next phase of their education.

  • To build student investment in high-quality work
  • To hone student oral presentation and critical thinking skills 
  • To assess the skills and knowledge of students
  • To increase students’ accountability concerning character development
  • To provide families and communities with an understanding of the standards, learning goals and Habits of Working and Learning
  • To give students an opportunity to synthesise their learning and reflect on their progress 
  • To require students to demonstrate preparedness to advance to the next level of formal schooling – GCSE’s.

It is one mammoth task, but it is very much worth the end goal!

We are committed and I am really impressed with the engagement so far. I am really looking forward to seeing what Crew Rashford produce.

Students may be asked to complete some task at home, but don’t peek!

Look out for an invite to attend your child’s Passage around March time. 

DofE Update 

We have completed the fitness element of our Bronze DofE and now we are well on our way and doing awesome some First Aid training during our sessions. 

Additionally, every fortnight we either take part in a school litter pick or lost property maintenance at school.

Students are taking this opportunity to become stewards of our community, making a blog post for students to few all the items and ensure the grounds stay free from litter. It has made a huge difference to the site, super impressive.

Really looking forward to the next part of DofE… what this space for more info!

One last thing!

I’d like to appreciate those students that have improved and maintained their attendance since the start of Y9. You have really stepped up!

We have the opportunity to win an amazing attendance incentive – To Win £50 to spend anyway we wish. Wouldn’t that be Awesome!

Let’s give this term a big push and move back up the league table our current position is No 11. 

We can do this – Mighty Crew Rashford!

Mrs Watson 😊

📙📘Becoming Bookworms 📘📙

This week Crew Rashford set up their account for our new online library myOn.

myON is a student-centred, personalised digital library that gives students access to more than 7,000 digital books. Titles are dynamically matched to each individual student’s interests and reading level. Combined with a suite of close reading tools and embedded supports, myON fosters student engagement and achievement. There is something for everyone!

We searched the vast library and have now selected a book to read during our reading time. 

There are soooo many benefits to reading…

  • Gain valuable knowledge 🤔
  • Encourages and develops imagination
  • Exercise your brain🧠
  • Improve your memory
  • Improve your focus🧘🏽
  • Reduce stress 😎
  • Enjoy entertainment
  • Improve your mental health 🍏
  • Improve your ability to empathise
  • Live longer 🕺🏼💃🏾
  • Improve your communication skills

Please ask your child about their chosen book and perhaps encourage them to read for fun at home too!

Year 9 (E27) Explorer working hard in art

I wanted to share some of the beautiful work that 9 Explorer has been producing in their art sessions.

I am so impressed with the craftmanship and quality.

Year 9’s first expedition of the year is called ‘Another Brick in the wall’ which has the guiding question ‘How are our lives affected by structures?’

They have created their own expedition title pages:

They have been looking at the street artist Phlegm and reproducing their own work in his style as well as an artist research page.

As you can see – it’s looking great!

E27 Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze Award


This week we begun our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 🥉- Physical. 

For the physical activity we needed to choose any sport, dance or fitness activity – in short, anything that requires a sustained level of energy and physical activity.

So as a Crew we decided that the walk would ensure everyone could participate and do the activity together 🚶🚶🏽‍♀️

Together with E27 Cohort we embarked on our walk round the beautiful Lake at Lakeside. Some were like expert speed walkers and others were maintaining a good pace and really worked hard to keep up!

It took around 40 mins to walk approximately 2 miles. We set a high standard for our first outing, next week we will push and strive to achieve this in 30 mins, some of the cohort have decided to run! Yep Run with Mrs Parker 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️! 

Good luck!

For more information, please click the link!