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Founded in 2012, LAE was the brain child of Richard Cairns, head of Brighton College, and Joan Deslandes, head of Kingsford Community School in Newham. They met on a bus in Beijing and found they shared a passion for the teaching of Mandarin (they both introduced compulsory teaching of Mandarin in their schools) as well as rigorous academic learning and a desire for social justice. Students here develop an easy confidence accompanied by a sense that they can do anything they set their sights on...

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Since September 2017, Scott Baker MA PGCE QTS, a Cambridge historian and previously deputy headteacher of Sandringham School in Hertfordshire. He is the school's third head since it was founded in 2012.

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Only ‘facilitating subjects’ offered (what some might regard as ‘proper subjects’ or ‘subjects favoured by the top universities.’) These 13 include psychology, PRE (philosophy, religion and ethics), economics, further maths, French and Spanish. Maths and sciences are most popular at the moment. Very gradual increase in numbers taking modern languages. Students can also choose the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Additional languages offered outside the timetable include Mandarin, Russian, Italian, Bengali, Arabic, Urdu and Japanese. Opportunity to do an MPQ (mini project) in the first half of the first term, which is often developed into an EPQ. Exciting a thirst for learning...

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