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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Headlines 21 - Up and Running

Having spent the whole week on site and seeing the amazing progress every day, the Academy is ready. 

Littleport and East Cambridgshire Academy students truly have an outstanding and unique campus to enjoy for the next five years. With superb facilities and a talented team of teachers and…

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It was a busy week at Neale Wade Academy this week as they hosted 400 rising Year 7s for Transition week. Amoung them, the entire cohort for LECA and it was great to see the students once again mixing together, working together and spending breaks and lunch together. They were all taught by Miss…

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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…

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Headlines 18 - Pen Portraits

For this week’s blog, here are some pen portraits of the highly experienced teaching team at LECA.


Miss C Harrison – English and Drama

Miss Harrison has been teaching English for nearly 15 years. She is currently Head of Key Stage 3 English at Neale Wade Academy, and also teaches GCSE…

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The visits to schools continued this week with a drop into Downham Feoffees Primary School to meet parents and students and their Year 6 teacher. The students appeared genuinely excited about their new school and it was great to talk to them and answer their questions.Thank you to the staff who…

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Between this and the last blog, more excellent progress has been made both on site and behind the scenes.

During half term, we had The Cambridge News on site to see first hand the impressive buildings on the campus and to discuss the vision of both LECA and Highfield Littleport. Together with…

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The highlight of this week was my visits to Littleport Primary and Ely St Mary to meet the rising Year 7s. At Littleport I had an hour with each class and was really impressed with their writing and attitude to learning. The teachers and class assistants were also superb and I can't thank them…

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It's been good to make real progress on the 'back of house' work that needs completing  this week. Plans for staff induction and the final versions of the teacher and parent handbooks are complete. Good progress has also been made with music provision after a very positive conversation with…

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I am delighted to say that this week we completed our recruitment of the teaching team with a superb teacher of Maths. Competition was fierce for the position and some tough decisions were made but our successful candidate will be a brilliant addition to the team. Needless to say I can't wait to…

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Last week began with an excellent 'meet and greet' event organised by Cllr Clive Webber of the Littleport Parish Council. Jason Wing, Sam Mandley and myself were introduced to a wide range of local, national and global businesses all who have lots to offer the Academy. It's vital, as we grow, that…

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This blog marks the beginning of major work both on site and behind the scenes in the coming weeks and months.

One of my first tasks is to sign contracts for our IT software providers which will support the back-office management of the school and also the academic, behavourial and attendance…

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