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EduFuturists #79 - The XP School Model with Martin Said

March 15, 2020 Season 2 Episode 79
Edufuturists
EduFuturists #79 - The XP School Model with Martin Said
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EduFuturists #79 - The XP School Model with Martin Said
Mar 15, 2020 Season 2 Episode 79
Edufuturists

In this episode we are joined by Martin Said. A former professional musician and composer, Martin started his teaching career at Cramlington Learning Village, in the North East of England. During his time there he was in charge of “Create”, a trans-disciplinary subject in Key Stage 3 which combines Music, Media and Drama, and he became Head of Music.

Martin was Head of School at XP Doncaster and is working as a Schools Designer. Doncaster was the first XP School and it was established as a free school in 2014 by Gwyn ap Harri and Andy Sprakes. They decided to model the school on existing expeditionary learning practices with design principles adapted from High Tech High in the States. In August 2014 the school opened with its first 50 students, with new students being added each year. 

In July 2017, XP was judged by Ofsted as outstanding in all areas, highlighting character growth and stating that academic progress is outstanding for all groups of students. Martin is currently in the process of growing the XP legacy, as he works towards opening a new school in Gateshead. Martin tweets @saidthemac 

Show Notes

In this episode we are joined by Martin Said. A former professional musician and composer, Martin started his teaching career at Cramlington Learning Village, in the North East of England. During his time there he was in charge of “Create”, a trans-disciplinary subject in Key Stage 3 which combines Music, Media and Drama, and he became Head of Music.

Martin was Head of School at XP Doncaster and is working as a Schools Designer. Doncaster was the first XP School and it was established as a free school in 2014 by Gwyn ap Harri and Andy Sprakes. They decided to model the school on existing expeditionary learning practices with design principles adapted from High Tech High in the States. In August 2014 the school opened with its first 50 students, with new students being added each year. 

In July 2017, XP was judged by Ofsted as outstanding in all areas, highlighting character growth and stating that academic progress is outstanding for all groups of students. Martin is currently in the process of growing the XP legacy, as he works towards opening a new school in Gateshead. Martin tweets @saidthemac 

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