XP East: Y7 C24 Student Led Conferences

XP East would like to invite all parents and carers to Y7’s second Student-Led Conference (SLCs) of the academic year. This will be our students’ opportunity to present, share and discuss their learning with you, their Crew Leader and any other invited staff.

The week beginning Monday 30th April, every student will be hosting their SLC. Please select a day and a time that is convenient for you to attend. Each slot lasts for 30 minutes, and the SLC window will last for 1 week.

We are counting on 100% attendance at conferences so that we can encourage, support and recognise your child’s progress.

Simply click on the relevant link to your child’s Crew Leader and select a time slot.

We look forward to seeing you!

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We will be interviewing potential applicants 4th May 2018 – if you want to be considered through our rolling recruitment process, you must ensure your application is with us by 12 noon, Monday 30th April 2018.

We are looking for Learning Coaches (Teaching Assistants) to start their induction on Monday 11th June 2018.

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 is 12 noon, Monday 30th April 2018.

Interviews will take place 4th May 2018.

To access the application form and to find out more about our recruitment process click here. We do not require visits prior to applications at this point due to the short deadline.

Doncaster Heritage Festival

 

The Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery will be exhibiting some of our students’ railway-inspired stories and artwork, which they produced as result of this fantastic fieldwork to the cemetery during our first expedition.

This work will be published in our upcoming book, ‘Society, Steam and Speed: What Does the Community of Doncaster owe to the Railway?”

So if you want a sneak peak, please do go along to the Doncaster Local History Fair, at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery on Chequer Road on Saturday 28th April anytime between 11am and 4pm.

The Local History Fair is just one event being put on as part of the 8th Annual Doncaster Heritage Festival.

New PE Extra-Curricular Clubs

Summer Term is approaching so it’s time to dust down the Rounders bats! Please see attached the updated after school sport offer… this will update again after May half term when we have use of the Sports Hall.

Many thanks.

XP East: students visit the new build

Students recently visited the new build and things are getting really exciting now!

The construction company are well on track to meet their completion deadline, and we are hopeful that we will be moving in after the May / June holiday.

Check out the visit below.

We’ve recently started a new expedition slice during X-Block called ‘Inside/Out’, looking at how being active can improve our social, emotional and physical well-being.  We’ve lots of activities planned which will involve us being outside.  This week, we’ll be taking a “mindfulness walk” to the lake.

As summer is rumoured to be making an appearance this week, please make sure that students come to school with a sun hat/baseball cap and sun-cream on Wednesday (for X-Block group X1) and Thursday (for X-Block group X2) as we will be spending the full session outside with no shade.

We’ll keep you updated with our activities on our X-Block blog.

Thank you!

C24 Spanish extended study – mi casa

Thank you to the C24 XP East students who have already submitted their extended writing task on “mi casa“, ahead of the deadline of this Wednesday 18th April:

  • state the type of dwelling you reside in (house / flat)
  • describe it using at least one adjective, spelled correctly (+ more adjectives for more able)
  • state where it is, using the word “está” + place (+country for more able)
  • state what rooms there are (+add where they are – upstairs, downstairs etc. for more able)
  • give and justify an opinion of your room and/or house
  • state bedroom furniture (add colours for more able)
  • use at least one preposition to state the location of furniture

Additionally, the paper-based task, dónde estoy? is also due in on Wednesday. This will help you to understand the verbs that you will encounter in the next Spanish session.

Please see / e-mail Mr Pearson if you need any help to complete these tasks.

Sport Relief Week

Earlier this term our students undertook a host of sporting activities and challenges in aid of Sport Relief. These included the whole school completing the Sport Relief Mile, Basketball and Football shooting competitions, a Tennis taster session, a bake sale and a sponsored cycle at Lakeside shopping outlet. As always the students really bought into the process and together we raised just over £230 which will go to help causes such as mental health awareness. Check out the video for a flavour of what we did.

Big Talk Education

On May 1st Big Talk Education are coming into school to speak to C24 about Sex Relationships Education.
 
There will be a parents meeting on 17th April at 5.30pm where Lynette from Big Talk Education will explain what areas are going to be covered in the talks and there will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions.
 
I really encourage all C24 parents to attend so you are aware of what areas will be covered not only this year but in future years too.
Thank you.

XPosé Booking Now Open!

Booking for our 2018 conference is now open! We’re delighted to say that our keynote speaker this year will be Ron Berger, Chief Program Officer of Expeditionary Learning, from Massachusetts USA.

Ron will be flying over from America to join us for the conference ‘How Soon is Now?’ on Thursday 14th June – a day that will inspire, inform and intrigue in equal measure.

The conference will focus on the following key areas and how we approach learning through expeditions:

  • Assessment
  • Critique
  • Curriculum Design
  • Design Principles
  • Social Impact
  • GCSEs and Learning Expeditions
  • Crew
  • Technology

To find out more about Ron Berger please click here.

Our ‘Early Bird’ discounts for this year’s event.

The normal day delegate rate of £249 is reduced to £225 until 27th April. If you’re booking five tickets or more, the rate will be £200 per delegate until the 14th June, subject to availability.*

We do hope you can join us for this very special day.

Fill in the form below to book your tickets today!