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SATs – the big test

SATs – the big test

We know it seems like ages ago but recently a huge number of Year 6s finished their SATs and what a relief it was for them and their hard-working teachers! Over a 4-day period, Years 2 and 6 pupils across the country took their Standard Assessment Tests (but you might know them as SATs). The […]

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MLJA Christmas News

MLJA Christmas News

All of us here at Manor Leas Junior Academy have been working on an electronic Christmas mini magazine.

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Are Sats Re-sits Fair?

Are Sats Re-sits Fair?

Pupils who don’t perform well enough in Sats will have to reset their English and maths after they have moved on to secondary school, according to government proposals. Many feel that this is unfair and causes unnecessary extra stress for pupils. Every child taking their Sats test should overall have 70% in maths and 74% […]

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MLJA goes back to the future!

MLJA goes back to the future!

Today at Manor Leas Junior Academy we had a history day about the decades between 1970 to 1990. Teachers and pupils brought in pictures and artefacts about living history between their family and friends.

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YJA reflects on Aviation Heritage Project

YJA reflects on Aviation Heritage Project

The county of Lincolnshire was once known as Bomber County because in WW2 its flat terrain was peppered with airfields. Over the last 70 years, nearly all these sites have returned to farmland or have been built on, but in recent times one organisation has worked tirelessly to ensure that the bravery of the airmen and […]

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Cooking Bus comes to Burgh

Cooking Bus comes to Burgh

This week, a cook bus visited a Lincolnshire primary school to help the pupils have a healthy diet. All week, the bus has held centre stage in the playground of Burgh School and it’s certainly caused quite a stir. From the reactions of the children it was obvious that they loved the opportunity as, with […]

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More failing schools to become academies

More failing schools to become academies

In the near future, schools rated by Ofsted as ‘underperforming’ are due to be turned into academies. The name ‘academy’ may not really mean much for some people but what it really means is that the school is state-funded and independently run by academy trusts or chains rather than by Local Authorities. Already, many failing schools have […]

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Permanent Secretary for Education visits YJA school

Permanent Secretary for Education visits YJA school

Chris Wormald, the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education, was in Lincoln today to visit one of the counties most successful schools. Heighington Millfield Primary Academy was chosen because Mr Wormald wanted to see how the school builds its curriculum around the arts and media.(The school excels in the traditional subjects such as maths and […]

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GCSE results expected today

GCSE results expected today

Teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be receiving their GCSE results today.

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SATS – Calculators Banned!

SATS – Calculators Banned!

As thousands of Year 6 pupils (aged 10 and 11 years) sit maths tests today and Thursday they’ll be doing them without the use of a calculator.