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I'm sure some of you are like me and enjoy a stat or two. Here are some numbers for you:




It's unlikely you'll guess how they link together so I'll explain.

4th January 2021 - The Prime Minister announced the third (and hopefully final) national lockdown meaning that…

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Headlines 141

Just over a year ago, COVID-19 was officially recognised as a pandemic by the WHO. A little over a week later LECA, along with all other schools nationally, closed its doors for the rest of the academic year. Then, summer came and life went back to normal - for a while. We ate out to help out and…

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This week I emailed the LECA team and said that the next two weeks would probably be the hardest two weeks of the pandemic. We have navigated closure, home learning, students in school and testing and I am firmly of the opinion that we have done our very best under extremely difficult and…

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Headlines 139

A lot seems to have happened since the last blog! 

A few days ago, the Prime Minister published his roadmap out of lockdown and whether we think it's too fast or too slow, at least it's happening and we can begin to live our lives to the full again. There's no getting away from it - this has…

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Headlines 138

Much has been written about the inequalities that have been exposed during the pandemic. Some might say that the inequalities have always been there and (as much as I aim to be apolitical most of the time) I would have to agree. The issue, however, isn't that they've always been there, it's that…

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Headlines 137

Schools are ever changing entities. New students every September; new staff arriving throughout the year; new directives from the Government and new trends emerging from society and the world at large. Trends are interesting. When we think of trends we often think of fashion and music and even…

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Headlines 136

As the world changes, buzz words change. At the moment two words spring to mind when I think about the dynamically changing world we live in at present: 'agility' and 'onboarding'. 

For an organisation to be agile, it needs to have the ability to fundamentally change the way it operates, or the…

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Headlines 135

With lockdown in full force, we continued with limited on-site operations this week, open only for students of key workers and those who are considered vulnerable. The teaching team are largely working from home, with one day in school a week for most of them. In the meantime, the testing team…

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Happy New Year 2021

Well -  that was an interesting start to the year! Let me take you back to Sunday evening.

'Schools will be on phased opening and mass testing must start'.  OK. The guidance had been published on December 15th and we had already established a team of volunteers and a Team Leader (Mrs Edwards)…

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Headlines 133 - The New House Figureheads

For the final blog of the year, we wanted to share the profiles our new house figureheads, democratically voted for by our students last week. Some will be more familiar than others but as a group they not only represent what it means to be INSPIRED but also celebrate the diversity of the world…

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With assessments over, this week has given us time to reflect on the systems we have in place at LECA and the improvements we can make in January. It is not straightforward but we do think the time has come to start making the steady transition back to normality. It will be cautious, though, and…

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Assessment weeks are tough. And all the more tough after such a long break in education. That being said, our Year 10s have been brilliant this week. They have been focused and determined and in the conversations I have had with a lot of them they realise that these assessments are are a necessary…

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