Many of you will have seen pictures from the staff induction and site walk last week and I'm sure you will agree that the building, both inside and out, is looking fantastic. Many of the rooms are now complete with the walls and floors being protected while finishing touches are added. The teaching team, joined by our newly appointed Campus Business Manager Alison Daltrey, had a full tour of the Academy and the new Leisure Centre and have already started to plan the learning spaces inside. As head, I am keen for the teachers to make this space their own and use it any way they choose to motivate and inspire our students.

It was Millfield's turn to host Littleport Primary this week as they joined forces for another morning of teambuilding activities. I am sure that both the of events have helped the students feel more comfortable around each other meaning that they will be ready to work together in September. Thank you to both sets of staff for inviting me in to see the students work.

On Thursday it was our Transition Information Event and it was great to meet so many parents and students. 3 of the LECA staff were there to meet and greet parents, answer questions and collect student information forms for our database. The forms are an essential part of safeguarding and information systems so it is vital we have these before term begins.

Next week is the main Transition event for the students. They will spend 3 days at Neale Wade Academy doing sports, growth mindset and resilience activities and experiencing secondary school lessons. I am certain they will have a fantastic experience and I look forward to seeing them all again. Thank you to Hilary Copeland at Neale Wade for co-ordinating the huge task of Transition. Every year, Hilary puts together a superb programme making Transition as smooth as possible for our students (and parents) and I can't thank her enough for all the additional work she has done for LECA this year.

 

S Gaskins

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