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For the first time this year, the main hall at LECA was full to bursting for our Christmas Showcase on Thursday. It was a fantastic evening of song, drama and dance and we were delighted to invite the choirs of both Littleport primary schools to join us. There are so many people to thank for…

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Headlines 30 - A Year On

It's almost a year to the day since I wrote my first blog as Head of Littleport and East Cambs Academy and to say the time has flown by is an understatement. The blog was entitled 'Outstanding from Day 1' and I've regularly thought about what that means. 

We know what Ofsted mean by…

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One of the highlights of last week was our first ever Parents' Evening. The team and I had many many positive conversations with our parents and children and the main message from us was that we're extremely happy with the progress the students are making. There is always more we can do, though,…

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When we visited JDR Cabling for a STEM day and tour on Tuesday we didn't know what to expect. What a show they put on! The students saw all aspects of the factory floor and were even treated to a breakdance routine by JDR's very own dance troupe. Then, the teams of students went head to head in a…

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The students at LECA continue to impress their teachers, support staff and the local community wih their commitment to their school and the local community. Work is well underway to create festive food boxes which will be filled and donated to the Littleport Food Bank in time for Christmas. We're…

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The students returned in fine form after the half term break and work has now started to prepare them for the first assessment point following the baseline testing. Go4Schools shows the current and target grades clearly for all students so our main objective is that all students make some…

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Last week began with two more fixtures, this time at Witchford Village College. Again, both teams returned defeated but not deflated and again more improvements were seen. Most encouraging was the increasing numbers at practice on Wednesday despite the defeats showing the immense growth mindset of…

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The fixtures continued this week with Netball and Rugby against our local rivals, Ely College. Both ended in defeat but both showed massive improvements on the last outing with the girls and boys improving their scoring. What was more impressive was the growth mindset shown by both teams. Rather…

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The week began with our first ever sports fixtures, hosted by Neale Wade Academy. LECA sent rugby and netball teams to Fenland and performed bravely against NWA but came away without wins. The task going forward is to build on the positives and learn from mistakes, something that is central to our…

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The highlight of this week was our Open Evening when hundreds of local people were able to visit the Academy for tours led by students. The students themselves were bristling with pride to show people around and every comment I heard about them was positive. They were polite, friendly,…

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The work begins

Following our busy opening week, Littleport and East Cambs Academy began the work of baseline testing all of the new cohort in each subject. This will give each student a clear 'flightpath' to follow this year and ensure we have a constant reminder of how much progress students are making. In each…

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Growth Mindset Rules at LECA

We said from Day 1 we would promote Growth Mindset and that is what we have done all week. From egg drops to building bridges, Japanese to speed stacking, every lesson of every day has given us countless examples of determination, resilience and outstanding progress from our students. They are…

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