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This week I signed off the final drawings for the Academy meaning that the key fixtures and colours are all approved. Also this week, we submitted our initial setup list for Science, DT and PE so we can be fully stocked and ready to go in September.

I have started planning a staff induction and…

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This week the main event was the Site Open Day which was superb. The team from Morgan Sindall were brilliant, touring a steady stream of visitors into the Academy and fully around the first floor. They showcased the main hall from the balcony, the 'floating' conference room and the standard…

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Progress continues at speed not only with the building itself but behind the scenes. I visited Littleport on Thursday and the building looks so impressive. Now that much of the weatherproof protection has been removed you can see the bright white cladding of the outside walls and see exactly what…

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This week, 82 Year 6 students were offered a place at Littleport and East Cambs Academy. This is a great start and means we can begin to plan our curriculum in more detail in the coming weeks. We have already begun planning for the opening week which we intend to use for team-building, sporting…

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I am very pleased to announce that we successfully recuited an excellent team of teachers for the new Academy this week following two days of interviews. It is a small team but they truly are a multi-talented group and they bring a vast amount of experience, creativity and enthusiasm to…

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It has been another busy week culminating in the final fixtures and fittings meeting on Friday. After some debate and discussion, colours of furniture, walls and floors were agreed, IT systems planned and signage ideas proposed. The full name 'Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy' is proving…

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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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