Monday proved to be an exciting start to the week as we interviewed for Vice Principal at LECA and were very happy to appoint James Tatham to the post. James has more than proved over the year that he has the knowledge and skill required to maintain our high standards and he is a superb addition to the leadership of the Academy. 

Also on Monday we had the first of three author visits organised by Miss Harrison as part of a Trust-wide Pop Up Literacy project. The project started last term with some initial training of project leaders and over the last few weeks students have read and discussed the work of three authors: Patrice Lawrence, Jamie Thomson and Anthony McGowen. All three took one hour sessions over the week sharing some of their works and also answering questions from the students. Another first for LECA and one I hope we can repeat next year.

Then, on Wednesday, the boys and girls cricket teams, took part in the Isle Cricket Tournament at Neale-Wade. Once again, the girls upset the odds against the more established schools in the Isle and beat both their opponents, Neale Wade and Witchford, under the watchful eye of their coach for the day, Paula Edwards. The boys were very unlucky not come away with a win, losing by only a few runs in each game.

On Thursday, I visited Littleport Community Primary School to meet the incoming cohort again. It was good answer questions from the students and help put a few minds at rest. We are really looking forward to welcoming the group to LECA in few weeks for Transition, along with all the other students who are joining us in September. Next week I will be doing the same at Millfield Primary so I look forward to that too.

Also on Thursday evening, Jo Digby, our Maths lead, presented to Year 6 and 7 parents about how to support their children with Maths. There are so many simple strategies parents can use to help with Maths and this was a great opportunity to hear a few from Mrs Digby. The feedback was from the presentation was overwhelming positive and we will be sure to repeat the event again next year.

Next week the main event in the calendar is an Induction for our new teachers. Again, we're really looking forward to welcoming the new additions to the team and this will also be the first opportunity for the current students to meet their teachers before they start next year. 


Scott Gaskins

Head of School, LECA