A Personalised 11-19 Project Based Learning School in Doncaster
to put ourselves outside our comfort zone to develop and deepen our learning
- to have conviction in our thoughts and feelings and communicate them effectively
- to endeavour to succeed even though there is a chance of failure
to respect ourselves and others
- to work with others despite differences or difficulties
- to show consideration towards other people and our environment
Craftsmanship & Quality
to always strive to create beautiful work
- to take time and effort to draft, redraft and critique our work
- to aim for a quality in our work that is indistinguishable from professionals
to show understanding, care, love and pride for ourselves and other people
- to be committed to contributing positively to our community
- to help others to achieve
to be self-motivated to achieve our best
- to build resilience, responsibility and a never give up attitude
- to recognise the reasons for failure and, as a result, enhance our chances for success
Just a reminder that our school sports day will take place on Monday 4th July. The day will start at 9.30 and finish at 15.15. Students will be entering events this week, once all events have been entered we’ll post a timetable on the website of parents are only able to make part of the day to see your child compete.
Just a reminder that all students are beginning to work hard on creating beautiful product work. As such, we kindly ask that students bring in their devices where possible to allow them to complete their work. We have a small number of school devices, but priority is given to students who don’t have access them at home.
You have an I Am learning task to complete over the weekend. You should retry this until you achieve at least 85%. Let’s get make sure the whole class completes this task! Any problems, please let me know in good time. Good luck!
We are very lucky to be hosting the prestigious ‘Whole Education National Summer Conference’ at XP school this coming Wednesday 22nd June.
As such the school building will be very busy with delegates from across the country coming to see the amazing work that your sons and daughters are doing and to share best practice from their schools.
Lots of our rooms will be in use throughout the day up until 4.30pm. As such we will only have a limited availability for students to stay for extended study. We are advising students where possible to leave school at 3.15pm on Wednesday. Of course, where students are reliant on using extended study whilst waiting for a lift to get home, we will still accommodate those students. However as most rooms are being used, it would be helpful for us to keep the number of students in extended study to a minimum.
Thanks as always for your continued support, we know that our visitors will be blown away by our students!
Students in 8 Admiral and 8 Skipper have been set a piece of extended study to create their own interpretation of the island discussed in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Students must ensure they use quotations in their work alongside any drawing or design they create. In both groups students should have already decided on their pairs for this task and how they wish to present their interpretation. This work is due on 28th June.
Just a reminder that we have a bring your own device policy at XP. While we do have a small number of school devices, there are not enough to provide all students with one and we reserve these for students who do not have access to a device of their own.
In the coming weeks, students will be using devices daily in most sessions so we kindly ask that if students have a device, can they please bring these in to allow them to complete their work.
Last term year 8 students completed the expedition CSI Doncaster where they looked at a fictional murder case with the end product being a presentation. They had to present their findings and evidence to their parents and the three experts.
Well done to Sabaa, Dalton, Cole, Emily & Chloe (aged 12 & 13) who did this amazing presentation…