Learning Matters… “Feed a Brain Today!”

Learning Matters… “Feed a Brain Today!”

I don’t know if any of you remember the Sure Start programme? It was a government funded initiative targeted at children under the age of four, living in the most disadvantaged areas. The aim of the programme was to provide a host of joined up services to support families, as well as to provide a high-quality educational setting which children under the age of four could attend. These settings were aimed at being cognitively enabling…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

As I write this piece, the school year has finished and staff are on the last of their two professional days before their summer break begins. I have just taken a moment to read back through the last edition of the Littleport Life and I see Rev’d Howard opened his article with the hope that by the time we are reading it, the lockdown will have ended…well ‘ended’ it hasn’t, but things are different now….

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Littleport Community Primary School News

Littleport Community Primary School News

“No, I’m sorry but you can’t take books out of the library” and “remember to keep 2 metres apart” are two phrases no teacher used on a regular basis before March 2020 but they have certainly been uttered by many teachers up and down the country since. ‘New norms’ is another expression I am sure many of us have used in recent times too and at Littleport Community Primary School we are well underway with…

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Littleport Community Primary School News

Littleport Community Primary School News

Adam Rivett Littleport Community Primary School Headteacher and Director of East Cambs and Fenland Research School gives us an insight into activities during and prior to the C19 pandemic situation It is reassuring to know that in what have been turbulent times, there are certainties. There are sunrises and sunsets; rain and shine; happiness and sadness; and education. Education continues despite schools having been closed across the country – it’s just that the educational landscape…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

It’s certainly been a challenging time for us all and here at Millfield we have attempted to keep some sense of normality for those children in school and those working at home. When it looked likely that schools would remain open only for our most vulnerable children and those children of key workers, the Elliot Foundation Trust was swift to act and consider the likelihood of many weeks or months of home learning by creating…

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An Exciting Academic Year to come for Littleport and East Cambs Academy

An Exciting Academic Year to come for Littleport and East Cambs Academy

Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy continues to grow and develop, and our latest recruitment drive has seen us appoint a new Assistant Head and also Heads of Maths, English, Science, Humanities and PE. We will also be recruiting for a wide range of positions across the curriculum, and support staff, so we are ready to start GCSE courses in September. This year a number of new initiatives have begun. These include the Duke of Edinburgh…

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Learning Matters…

Learning Matters…

While I love the above quote by FDR, (and it has a particular resonance now) the use of the word ‘build’ is interesting, harkening back to a more mechanistic age, when the language of engineering and ‘making’ was widely used to make sense of the world. I think now we might have issues with that word, ‘build’ – can we really build people? Can we even build a future? Instead of ‘build’ we might use…

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Learning Matters…

Learning Matters…

As our thoughts turn to spring, and with summer just over the horizon, learners and parents across the county are starting to look at how things are shaping up for the end of the academic year. So, I wanted to turn the focus of the next two articles on the practical steps, aside from taking on a tutor, that everyone can work on to improve their end of year achievement I carry out many consultations…

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Littleport Community Primary School News

The Headteacher of Littleport Community Primary School and Director of East Cambs and Fenland Research School is Adam Rivett. Mr Clark, Deputy Headteacher writes: Last winter our children have taken part in a number of events. We fully entered into the spirit of the season and were visited by Mark the Elf from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire who came to record our contribution to this year’s Sleeps ‘Til Santa. The high standard of singing was commented…

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Littleport and East Cambs Academy

Littleport and East Cambs Academy

Littleport and East Cambs Academy continues its journey this year as it steadily grows the team and the numbers of students.We have had unprecedented numbers of applications for September 2020 so we are delighted with the reputation LECA has formed in the past few years and look forward to welcoming more new students later in the year. In preparation for the new academic year, much work has been done behind scenes. We have started the…

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