Another year has passed in the life of Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy. Time flies!
This year the key focus is being ‘Ofsted ready’ in September 2019. That means huge amounts of work behind the scenes to develop the curriculum, map personal development and character, improve teaching and learning even further and much more.
Schools are constantly shifting but as a new school we are building from the ground up.
We pride ourselves on giving the students a fantastic experience every day and providing countless opportunities to try something new.
This year we took them to the Big Bang Fair, The National Space Centre, Framlingham Castle and even Austria! We partnered with King’s School, Ely, to share Arts experiences from Greek Tragedy to Choirs to A Christmas Carol.
This partnership grew further to include STEM days and an Innovation Day hosted by global business consultancy, Accenture.
Our team has grown too. We’ve added 7 more teachers and 5 more support staff to work directly with our students from next September. With new staff comes a whole new set of skills and experiences and we are looking forward to welcoming them to the team at the Academy.
Charity work has also been part of our DNA at LECA. Since September 2017, we have raised over £3000 for local and national charities and donated well over a ton of food to Littleport Food Bank. Back in July 35 students took part in the annual Dorset Walk alongside Ely College and Witchford Village College, raising hundreds of pounds for the Malcolm Whales Foundation, a charity formed by former Assistant Principal of Ely College, Damien Whales. It is fantastic to see three local schools working closely together as one, to raise money for a great cause.
Also in July, working with the East Cambs and Fenland Research School and the Department for Education, LECA was proud to host its first ever Teaching and Learning Conference – ‘The Golden Thread’. It is another example of what can be achieved through partnerships.