Invitation to Tender for Catering Services

XP School Trust Limited are seeking an experienced contractor to supply catering services to our schools.

This contract would cover our primary schools – Green Top, Plover, Norton Infants and Norton Juniors and our two secondaries – XP & XP East.

Visits to our schools should be arranged and the deadline for receiving tenders is Friday 30th October 5pm.

For further details and to be sent the Invitation to Tender please email us on

Forest School Fun!

The Year 6 pupils commenced a 10 week Forest School programme on Tuesday this week and they loved it! The children learnt how to chop wood, they built a swing and climbed trees. They are learning to develop their problem solving skills and confidence in themselves.

A huge thank you to our fabulous TA, Mrs Blunt, for organising this amazing opportunity for our pupils.

Cleaner Vacancy XP/XP East

Job Title: Cleaner

Grade of Post: National Living Wage

Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday (term time only) 2:30am to 7:00am plus 10 days during school holidays

Responsible to: Trust Premises Officer and Head of School

Purpose of the Job:
To provide a high standard of cleaning throughout their work.

Dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, toilet cleaning, desk cleaning, etc
Replenishing toilet rolls and soaps when necessary
Cleaning internal windows and doors
Emptying waste bins and taking rubbish to the bin store
Operating floor cleaning machinery after training
Mix and dispose of all cleaning solutions appropriately
Notifying management of any repairs and maintenance issues
Following all health and safety regulations
Tackle heavy cleaning jobs upon request

Other Responsibilities:
Work well in a small team
Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school
Attend relevant meeting and participate in training and other professional development activities
Any other items requested by the Trust Premises Officer or Head of School

To apply for this post, please contact

Application Form


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Staff Crew – Identifying HOWLs…

If it’s good enough for our children, its good enough for our staff too… Everything that you are doing in class, we are doing too!


We have also be revisiting our Core Values that we set together as a whole community 5 years ago. Here we are unpicking exactly what it looks like to embrace our values and identify our own HOWLs – Habits of Work and Learning. HOWLS help us demonstrate how we are working to be the best version of ourselves or as we like to say, “Being the BEST version of ME!”



Our Autumn expedition is now fully up and running. Steve Nightingale (local photography expert) came in to work with year 5&6 and deliver a fantastic informative workshop. In addition to exploring an incredible range of the best up to date cameras on the market, the children also looked at the history of photography and the evolution of the camera. We were also given an insight into tricks of the trade and photography at a microscopic level.

A thoroughly enjoyable and interesting session.

Cheers Steve.

Meet the expert!

On Thursday, 5RS were lucky enough to receive a visit from a local photography expert! The children learned all about the history of the camera and explored how photography has changed over time. Mr Nightingale shared some wonderful snap shots of local wildlife that inspired our pupils to look around their gardens in search of possible subjects for their own photography journeys at home.

It’s a bug’s life!

Our autumn expedition started with a bang with a terrific array of creepy crawlies and, conversely, fluffy friends.  The visit from our expert consisted of a detailed talk about a variety of different creatures and they even donated some stick insects to be part of our CREW.  Recent additions to the family include STICKARINA, BUSTER, WOODY and RALPH.

Alas….The Wonderful World of Bugs!


Photography Workshop!

On Thursday 17th September, 6CC had the pleasure of learning from a local photographer, Mr Nightingale, who walked the children through the history of photography and explored the tools a modern-day photographer uses in the field. The children also got the chance to view and hold both past and current equipment. Thank you very much, Mr Nightingale!

Photography Masterclass!

On 17th September, Year 5 & 6 took part in an exciting photography workshop led by local photographer Steve Nightingale as part of our expedition, ‘Photographs that changed the world’. The pupils looked at how photography and camera technology has developed over time. Steve taught us about some of the most iconic photos ever taken, including Neil Armstrong on the moon and ‘Tank Man’, and the cameras and people who took them. We also discovered that Steve is a keen wildlife photographer and has taken some truly amazing photos of animals. He showed us a close up snap of a jumping spider and a magnificent barn owl mid-flight!