What is crew in XP16?

Crew allows for relationship building, academic progress monitoring and character development of our students.

Crew is run slightly differently in XP16 to the lower schools as their needs are slightly different to younger students. Crew leaders in XP16 also act as mentors to students to be able to support their academic progress more rigourously.

Each week crew mentors will have a group check in with their crew encouraging students to use their voice within a safe environment, allowing students to gain confidence in talking amongst their peers about their academic progress, personal development, well being and current affairs. In addition to the group contact, some students may have 1:1 mentoring too.

Crews may vary in size depending on the needs of the student and role of theIr mentor within the school. These groups can also change during their time at XP when circumstances change.

During crew check ins, mentors will look at how students are progressing with their studies, support skills they are developing, identify their career pathway, help set up work placements, and encourage them to get involved in volunteering either within school or within the local community. Mentors will guide students through their journey at XP so that all our students are immersed in a structured, purposeful and appropriately challenging timetable enabling our students  to become leaders of their own learning and becoming the best version of themselves.

”There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less’. Kurt Hahn

Have a look at the personal development activities we offer within the XP Diploma.


Relational Schools have created a fantastic documentary about crew, which you can see below: