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It's been a while since I started a blog with sport but since we've just experienced one of the greatest summers of cricket ever and the Rugby World Cup has just kicked off it seemed appropriate. When our teams travel to Neale-Wade Academy there is always a sense of slight trepidation. It's a big…

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This week the Year 7s have shown what a resilient group they are. It's been a week of baseline testing in most subjects meaning that the students are moving from lesson to lesson to sit tests so we can see how much they know and what they can do. This will be translated into Mastery levels on…

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Headlines 85 - September 2019

Two years ago today we had been open for just 4 days with 84 students rattling round our magnificent building. In the blink of an eye those students are now our Year 9s and this week we welcomed our third cohort of Year 7s through our doors. Of course its an important year for all our students but…

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Headlines 84

In this, the last blog of the academic year, it's important to reflect on what we've achieved and how far we've come together. There are of course far too many highlights to mention here and many of you will have read about them in previous blogs but when we look at the academic progress, the…

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Headlines 83

Charity work has always been part of the DNA at LECA from the very beginning. Since September 2017, our students have raised over £3000 for local and national charities and donated well over a ton of food to Littleport Food Bank. This week 35 of our students joined forces with Witchford Village…

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What a week! We begun with Transition and half of our feeder schools joining us on Monday with full day of lessons. Some nervous faces walked across the campus with our students to the rear playground leaving (equally nervous in many cases) parents to wave them off. Those faces changed very…

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Headlines 81

With assessments over, we turn our attention to Transition this week and look forward to welcoming our rising Year 7s to LECA for 2 packed days of activities. On  Monday we welcome half of our new cohort to join us for special lessons all day and this is followed at 3pm by the Pop Up Uniform Shop…

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Assessment weeks are tough. There's no easy way around them and the exams come thick and fast.Then, in between, there are revision sessions where that focus needs to remain to ensure the knowledge is retained. So when Year 7 completed their last assessment on Friday there was a palpable sense of…

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Headlines 79

Literacy drives everything we do in life. So often though, as we grow up, the pull of the screen outweighs the pull of the page. At LECA we're doing lots to promote literacy and the spoken word and this week demonstrated that in abundance. From Monday to Thursday we were visited by bestselling…

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One thing we pride ourselves on at LECA is our sense of community cohesion. Little did we know back in 2017 that our community would grow in the way that it has. On Thursday evening we opened our doors to welcome children from Year 5 and their parents and they came from far and wide! In…

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Headlines 77 - Taking Steps

As the saying goes: 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step'. Never has this been more true with the journey of students through secondary school. Each step on their journey brings them closer to those final exams and the beginning of a new journey when they leave. But exams are…

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Unusually for us it was a quiet week, with teachers and students concentrating firmly on our core business: teaching and learning. As ever though, in the background, we're working harder than ever to improve all aspects of Academy life. In the main recreation area outside, for example, we have…

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