The Active Learning Trust

The Littleport and East Cambs Academy site continues to develop on a daily basis. Since our last site visit in early January, windows and internal walls have been fitted and numerous meetings behind the scenes have decided furniture choices, IT systems, staffing ratios and lots more.

The recruitment drive for the Academy has also been very successful with interest from nearly fifty candidates. The interviews for the positions will be in the next few weeks and, of course, The Active Learning Trust will be recruiting the very best teachers from the selection process.

The uniform has now been decided and the website where you can view it is: We are very happy with the final product and initial feedback from students and parents is very positive. The Trust will also be providing the blazer, tie and sports polo free of charge to the first cohort. A pop up shop will be available in Littleport in the summer term for students to try on the uniform and for parents to place initial orders. A date and place for this will follow in due course.

The transition programme for Year 6 students is now in full swing with students attending question and answer sessions and secondary taster lessons so they can begin to get a feel of what Academy life will be like. In the summer term, the newly recruited team of teachers will also visit primaries to meet the students and to get to know them. Scott Gaskins, Head of School for the Academy, will also be visiting the students over the next few months. In February he met them for the first time in his current school, Neale Wade Academy, where he asked them choose the colour scheme for their Academy. The most popular choices were then taken to a final fit meeting the following day and will indeed be seen on the walls when the Academy opens.

The first Parent Forum meeting took place in January with another one scheduled for the 22nd February.

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