So how does it all begin, how is Crew introduced - for students and staff - at the beginning of their journey together?
Since September last year we've been delighted to collaborate with one of our partners, the Edge Foundation on the creation of an inspiring film, which captures the ethos of Crew At XP and XP East.
We join 11 of our Year 7 students, their teachers and Crew leader on their Outward Bound expedition. In the next few days together they will become a ‘Crew’ who stay together for the next five years of their school life.
The film also looks at the impact and experience of Crew across all our Year Groups on individual students, parents, GCSE results and the confidence, character and integrity that develops from being part of Crew.
Crew is at the heart of how we XP - pastoral care, family, mentoring, a hub of teamwork, our students’ voice - but truly greater than the sum of its parts.
We Are Crew…
By Jamie Portman, Principal, XP East and XP School