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Unusually for us it was a quiet week, with teachers and students concentrating firmly on our core business: teaching and learning. As ever though, in the background, we're working harder than ever to improve all aspects of Academy life. In the main recreation area outside, for example, we have…

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This term we make our final preparations for an important year for LECA. All the work we have done in the last 2 years and all the work we are doing now is heading towards our first Ofsted inspection, due from September 2019 onwards. It's one of those double-edged swords: in some ways we welcome…

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Following the Easter break and the fantastic weather for the bank holiday, it was back to work at LECA to begin our final term of the year and as usual we have lots to look forward to including Transition, Sports Day, the LECA YPA camp, the Dorset Walk and much more.

Last week we had the…

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Following a really busy term with lots of enrichment, last week was a little quieter and we returned to classes as normal.

Of course, we like to think that we do things a little differently at LECA, finding imaginative ways to engage the students and help them make progress. It wasn't a massive…

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Last week the Arts enrichment continued as did our strengthening relationship with Kings School, Ely. On Tuesday, we welcomed Kings into our Main Hall together with our students to watch an hours performance of Oresteia by Aeschylus. Aeschylus is often described by scholars as 'the father of Greek…

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What a week! 

On a purely selfish and personal level I'm going to start with reporting back on the Law group's performance in the local heat of the Smart Law Mock Magistrate Trial competition on Saturday. To be honest, I've run out of superlatives for this group, they were simply superb. Our…

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This week sees the launch of a brand new learning platform for LECA, SAM Learning. SAM Learning currently carries over 100,000 tasks for students ranging from revision, tests, essay writing, spelling and many more, all organised by subject, topic and even exam board. Students have their own logins…

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Much has happened since the last blog, back in February. Of course the Ski Trip to Austria is the highlight  - it being the first one for LECA and for our students. It was brilliant to watch the posts on social media come in over the week and seeing the progress on the slopes and the clear…

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Somehow we have arrived at the halfway point of the academic year. I don't mean that we've limped here - far from it - I mean how quickly it has come around. It reminds me of the very first assembly we had in front of Year 7 in September 2017. We said:

Welcome to your brand new school


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Sometimes things just don't go to plan. Like when Mr Tatham decided he would boil water over a bunsen burner using plastic beakers (with obvious results), and when we opened in September 2017 and the Internet wasn't working. This week the weather did enough to stop our visitor from Corpus Christi…

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Since the very beginning, LECA has been built on partnerships. Sharing the campus with Highfield Littleport, Littleport Leisure and Stepping Stoners means that we naturally share our resources and facilities and over the years to come this will become more and more integrated. We host the weekly…

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This week, with the draft of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework being published and our first ever Ofsted inspection due this calendar year, it was time for LECA to evaluate its position against the proposed new judgements. The new areas are:

1) Quality of Education

2) Behaviour and…

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