XP/ XP East Careers HQ

“At XP trust we enable our students to develop the confidence and skill to prepare them to be activists beyond XP on their next steps in their education and beyond.

We raise aspirations by giving our students equitable opportunities to engage with and contribute to the community.

We develop Leaders of their own learning, joining head, hand and heart to create the best version of themselves.”

XP Careers Lead


Mrs. Kathryn Burns; kburns@xpschool.org

01302 898792

At XP we have always had careers at the heart of our expeditions whether it's working together with experts, out on fieldwork or creating our products. Given the importance of our careers, its time to further develop and improve our programme throughout the school.

Working in partnership with DMBC Careers Hub, Doncaster Chambers, Doncaster Skills Academy and Higher Education Progression Partnership (HEPP); XP are committed to providing all our students with a comprehensive programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). We are committed to preparing our young people to be successful in the modern world therefore all students across XP will take part in a Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme that:

    • Follows the principles of the Gatsby Benchmarks

    • Provides each student with high quality, impartial advice as well as opportunities and experience to develop the essential employability and life skills in order to become effective citizens and employees

    • Is integrated into the students’ experience of the whole curriculum

    • Encourages all learners to consider their career throughout Key Stage 3 and 4

    • Encourages all learners to consider their career and higher education pathways throughout their post-16 programmes

    • Encourages all students to develop confidence in making decisions and career choices which are suitable and ambitious for them

    • Provide all learners access to information from providers of technical education, apprenticeships, further and higher education institutes

    • Develops key enterprise and employability skills

    • Develops an understanding of the world of work and how to respond to changes in today's workplace

    • Raises aspirations and promotes equity and diversity

Who can I talk to about Careers?

If you want more advice about different careers there are a range of people in the School that are more than happy to talk to you

    • Your Careers Leads, Mrs Burns kburns@xpschool.org

    • Your Crew Leader

    • Your Assistant Principal

    • Your Expedition/ Subject Teachers

    • Learning Coaches

For general information we also have a careers information board and careers area within the Library

For further information about Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at XP School – please see the Careers Policy

If you are a college, independent training provider or employer who would like to deliver to or work with the pupils at XP & XP East Schools to support our CIAEG curriculum, please complete this form to make initial contact with our Careers Lead - Kathryn Burns or email kburns@xpschool.org or phone 01302 898792 and please click here to read our Provider Access Statement and Policy.

Every student has a login for START profile, which can be accessed via the link above.

This software will help you to explore the world of work, help you decide which subjects to study at GCSE and beyond. By creating your own profile, a list of job roles specifically matched to your personal skills & qualities, likes & dislikes will be produced for you to explore further. With lots of videos of local people in each sector to explain more about what different jobs are really like.

Our library now features a bespoke 'CAREERS HUB' area that all our students can access on a daily basis. The area is packed with guides on career options and apprenticeships, books on a number of featured careers provided by how2become.com, university prospectuses, information booklets on higher education provided by HEPP as well as Mac access for further online research.