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What is a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors are older students who provide advice, support and a friendly listening ear to younger students.

What does being a Peer Mentor at Liskeard School involve?

Peer Mentors are given full training on all the aspects of the role in the Summer Term. They then play a key role in Year 6 Induction Day and evening, welcoming students, showing them and their parents around the school, answering questions and generally helping them feel at home. This may also involve visiting Year 6 students in their own school.

From September onwards Peer Mentors are out and about in Year 7 areas at break and lunch, wearing bright yellow jumpers, answering questions and being a friendly face! Some Peer Mentors even get to accompany Year 7 on their trip to Porthpean!

Each Peer Mentor is attached to a particular Year 7 tutor group and attend Year 7 tutor period once a week, helping students with their weekly academic review and also leading on Newswatch.

Peer Mentors are there to listen to students’ problems and anxieties for the whole academic year. This could involve anything from helping a Year 7 student organise their homework to comforting them because of something that has happened at home. All Peer Mentors are given Child Protection training to help them deal with any scenario they may come across.

What commitment do Peer Mentors need to make?

To attend:

  • The Peer Mentor Training Day
  • Year 6 Induction Evening
  • Year 7 parents’ evening
  • To spend one tutor period a week with their allocated Year 7 tutor group.
  • To give up break and lunchtimes, particularly in the Autumn Term to ensure Year 7 settle in well.
  • To prepare Newswatch sessions and deliver to a Year 7 tutor group.

What qualities would I need to have to be a Peer Mentor?

  • A big smile!
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to form relationships
  • Confidence
  • Enthusiasm
  • Trustworthiness
  • Empathy
  • Ability to be supportive

Which year group do I need to be in to apply?

Year 8

How many positions are available?

24.

How do I apply?

Download an application form here. Email it to wbirkbeck@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk or print it out and give it into Reception.

 

 

Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education (PSCHE) is taught to all students within tutor period. Delivery takes many different forms, from visiting speakers to special assemblies as is considered an extremely important part of educating students to stay safe and grow into responsible adults. Click the link to view the PSCHE Enrichment Activities. If you have any questions about the PSCHE curriculum please feel free to contact Mrs Emily Lofthouse who oversees the programme.

 

Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

In response to the Department for Education Prevent Duty published in June 2015, PSCHE and year group assemblies look at British Values, types of extremism and radicalisation. Through these we raise students' awareness and educate them about what to do if they have any concerns.

The Prevent duty: what it means for schools and childcare providers

In order for schools and childcare providers to fulfil the Prevent duty, it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation should be seen as part of schools’ and childcare providers’ wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, neglect, sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. 

Schools and childcare providers can also build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views. It is important to emphasise that the Prevent duty is not intended to stop pupils debating controversial issues. On the contrary, schools should provide a safe space in which children, young people and staff can understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments.

Click the links below for more information and slides on recent lessons:

Assembly

Newswatch

PSCHE Lesson Years 7,8 and 9

PSCHE Lesson Years 10 and 11

PSCHE Overview 2017-18

If you have any concerns yourself as a parent or wish to find out more information to support your child the resources below may be of use:

Guide to Extremism and Radicalisation for Parents

FAST - Families Against Stress and Trauma

 

eteach-LogoPlease see the Liskeard School & Community College e-teach site for full details of current vacancies.


 

TEACHER OF ENGLISH

MPS/UPS - Full Time – temporary post to cover maternity

NQTs welcome to apply

Starting: January 2018

Closing date for applications to be received: Monday, 27th November 2017

Interviews will take place: Thursday, 30th November 2017

We are keen to appoint an imaginative and dynamic teacher of English for KS3 and KS4 to cover the maternity leave of a colleague in our highly successful English team. We would be delighted to hear from experienced, recently qualified or newly trained teachers with a real enthusiasm for English language and literature.  The experience of teaching Media to GCSE and/or A level would be an advantage.

Liskeard School and Community College is part of the South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust (SMART).

Please click on the link below to download details of the post and an application form.  Please submit your application in Word format.

http://www.eteach.com/microsite/ourjobs.aspx?empid=25700

If you have any queries, please call Rosemary Shufflebotham, PA to Head Teacher, on 01579-342344 Ext 103.

Liskeard School and Community College is part of the South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust (SMART).

Liskeard School and Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


 

TEACHER OF DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

MPS/UPS – Permanent post – Full/part time

NQTs welcome to apply

Closing date for applications to be received: Thursday, 23rd November 2017

Interviews will be held w/c Monday, 27th November 2017

To start: January 2018

We are looking to appoint a passionate and dynamic teacher of design technology on a permanent basis either full/part-time as hours are flexible.  The ability to teach engineering is desirable and some KS3 IT.

Please click on the link below to download details of the post and an application form.  Please submit your application in Word format.

http://www.eteach.com/microsite/ourjobs.aspx?empid=25700

If you have any queries, please call Rosemary Shufflebotham, PA to Head Teacher, on 01579-342344 Ext 103.

Liskeard School and Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

 


 

Liskeard School Nursery - NURSERY ASSISTANT - Applications for this position have now closed

Liskeard School Nursery are looking to recruit a qualified Nursery Assistant with an Early Years’ Qualification at Level 3 or above to join our thriving team. This is paid on a Cornwall County scale rate of Grade E (£15,448 - £16,905 pro rata). The vacancy is a full time position, with a contract of 26 hours and an immediate start to work date. We offer a working day of 9.00 am-5.00 pm or 8.00 am - 3.00 pm to be agreed by mutual consent. You will be working alongside highly qualified members of a professional team in a homely and friendly environment.

Your key day-to-day tasks would include:

  • Planning of curriculum with room colleague as per Early Years’ Foundation Stage
  • Learning Journeys and Progress Reports
  • Ensuring you provide a caring and safe atmosphere for all children
  • Working as part of a team with shared responsibilities In return we offer:
  • Competitive salary
  • Great term time holiday
  • Further training
  • Great career prospects If you feel that you are looking for a challenge or simply want to further your experience, this is where you should apply!

Closing date for applications to be received: Wednesday, 15th Nov 

Interviews: Tuesday, 21st Nov

Please click below to download an application form for this post, job description and person specification.

Application Form

Job Description & Person Spec

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Liskeard School and Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check prior to taking up the appointment.

 

 

 

Challenge Week 2017

For more information or any queries please contact Mr Lemin or contact Liskeard School via the website contact form.

View the CHALLENGE WEEK 2017 BOOKLET

 

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TERM DATES FOR 2017/18

Autumn Term: 6th September 2017 - 20th December 2017 (half term: 23rd October - 27th October)

Spring Term: 8th January 2018 - 29th March 2018 (half term: 12th February - 16th February)

Summer Term: 16th April 2018 - 24th July 2018 (half term: 28th May - 1st June)

INSET DAYS FOR 2017/18

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Friday 24th November 2017

Thursday 4th January 2018 - Notional INSET Day

Friday 5th January 2018 

 

For an idea of future term dates please visit the Cornwall Council website.

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Notifications

Please note: We now take card payments over the phone on 01579  325718.

 

BBC Children in Need

We have set up a virtual Rickshaw Challenge in aid of Children in Need, if you want to support then please donate using the following link, Thank you! https://the-rickshaw-challenge-2017.everydayhero.com/uk/liskeard

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Contact

Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
Luxstowe
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350

Email: enquiries@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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