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This week Neale Wade Academy welcomed students from both Littleport primaries for their morning of Science. They arrived at 9.45 and I greeted them in the Main Hall where I showed them a virtual walkthrough of the new school - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POneW-fwcKg - and the company website…

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This week it was great to meet parents from Littleport for our first Parent Forum meeting and their advice has connected me with large group of local residents on social media. I strongly believe in building these partnerships now so the Academy will open everyone working together in shared aims.…

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This week a flurry of applications arrived for the teaching posts we advertised locally and nationally. I am looking forward to reading them all with a view that those who apply and are successful, will be part of a very special project and one that rarely comes around in our careers as teachers.…

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A new year and a new title for the blog from now on.

Another week of progress on lots of fronts. After some debate with Jason Wing, I chose the final design for the school tie. A small but significant task as I'm acutely aware how important the uniform is to our students. I'm sure they will…

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Happy New Year

Happy new year.

2017 started with an exciting visit to the LECA campus site and my first walk round the building with representatives from the Active Learning Trust and Morgan Sindall. Pictured above is front aspect of the main building and there are more pictures on the LECA Twitter feed. I'm…

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Christmas Invitations

This week myself and Jason Wing have made some final tweaks to the LECA uniform meaning that colours from both of our partner primary schools are fully incorporated. With this done we can now confirm that the webshop for the uniform will be online in January and I will post a link for it here and…

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Moving Forward

Sometimes projects of this magnitude have a habit of stalling for long periods with little progress. They can be frustrating and energy sapping and can often make you question why you started in the first place.

The opposite is the case with our new campus in Littleport. I have never worked on…

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Building Partnerships

With my previous blog - Outstanding from Day 1 -  making it into the Ely Standard this week both online and in print, it's important for us to follow words with actions. This week we have done just that. We said that we would visit primaries to meet the students and this week, Mrs Copeland, our…

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Outstanding from Day 1

IT is a great pleasure and privilege to be writing my first blog as Head of School of Littleport and East Cambs Academy. As soon as the Active Learning Trust secured the school, I was determined to play a key role in its development. Little did I know I would be appointed Head and, with the help…

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