Millfield School

Millfield School

As I write this, school has been fully open since the start of this academic year which, after lockdown followed by the summer holidays is great- a long time coming! Understandably, prior to the new school year starting, there was a lot of concern about the impact of the lockdown on children- progress in their learning and in relation to their mental health. I can honestly say, the children have been fantastic! They have adjusted…

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Littleport Community Primary School News

Littleport Community Primary School News

With the classrooms back at full capacity, the school environment now feels very much like it did at Littleport Community Primary School at this same point in 2019. The biggest differences are the safety routines we have in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. At the time of writing this, we have had children back in classrooms on a full time basis for 6 weeks and the school is full of smiles on the…

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LECA – Update from Principal Scott Gaskins

LECA – Update from Principal Scott Gaskins

The academic year 2019/2020 will go down as the strangest in educational history. We started the year with such high hopes for Year 9, pushing on to choosing Options and then finishing the year ready to start their GCSEs. Then, on March 20th, we closed our doors and online/home learning started, and then slowly it became clear that we would not re-open until September; we wouldn’t see the majority of our students for six months!…

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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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