Challenge Week 2018

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




Liskeard School and Community College

Luxstowe, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3EA

Tel: 01579 342344


Number on Roll 1100   11-18 mixed comprehensive

Deputy Head

Scale Range L18 - L21

To start:  January 2019

Following the promotion of the present postholder to Headship, the Governors are seeking to appoint a highly qualified, inspirational and experienced senior leader to join the Senior Leadership Team of this vibrant 11-18 mixed community school.

We are looking for an excellent colleague with a proven track record of school improvement, within an inclusive setting, to help further develop the school on its journey to become truly outstanding. The school is part of the South-east Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust (SMART). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work collaboratively across the MAT and gain valuable experience to aid their progression to headship.

For an application form and job details, please email:

Tel:  01872-279810

Application forms need to be completed in Word format and sent to:

Closing Date:  Thursday 6th September 2018

Interviews to be held:  w/c 24th September 2018

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 Disclosure & Barring Service check.


Liskeard School Nursery

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 Grade E (£16,626-£17,391 pa pro rata). The vacancy is a full time position, with a contract of 26 hours per week and an immediate start to work date, but with overtime up to 36/37 hours per week. 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: 7th September 2018

Interviews: w/c 10th September 2018

For an application form and job details, please email:

Tel: 01872-279810. Application forms need to be completed in Word format and sent to:

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.


Governor Vacancies

We still have vacancies on our excellent governing body. No experience is required, but we do need to ensure parents are well represented. If you would like to find out more please contact our Clerk to the Governors, Sue Blaxley:


Liskeard School and Community College

Luxstowe, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3EA

Tel: 01579 342344






GRADE E (£15,603-£17,074 pa)

37 hours per week, start and finish times to be flexible

To look after school premises and oversee evening lettings.  Must be reliable and conscientious.  The job demands a very flexible approach and the successful candidate must be prepared and able to undertake a wide variety of duties and tasks with a real team player ethos. 

Closing date for applications to be received: 20th July 2018

For an application form and job details, please email:

Tel:  01872-279810

Application forms need to be completed in Word format and sent to:

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


WORK EXPERIENCE WEEK – Monday 9th to Friday 13th July 2018

WORK EXPERIENCE - Why do we offer it?

At Liskeard School we undertake one week of work experience in the summer of year 10 and again in year 12. This is a valuable exercise in terms of the reality of the progression from full time education into employment. Students have work experiencethe opportunity to participate in their chosen field of employment, this may be a career path they wish to follow, something they are interested in or simply the possibility of trying something new. It provides a valuable insight into the world of work, the structures involved and employability skills. It is an essential element to career planning for the individual, giving them the chance to try out an occupation in a real life situation.

Instruction and workshops are given covering Health and Safety in the Workplace, Child Protection, Employment Law and Signage prior to students going out. The student will be given a Logbook to complete and during the work experience week a member of the school staff will visit the student in placement to check that all is well. The Logbook also has an employer section which they complete, this can then be kept as a record of skills learnt and as a testimonial from the employer.

Over the years work experience has proved to be a stimulus for students to work hard to gain the appropriate skills and qualifications needed to realise their ambitions.



Mrs CarlinMrs Collette Carlin

Careers and Work Related Learning Co-ordinator


Telephone: 01579 325716 or 01579 342344 Ext. 116

Trudi-Hocking-WebMrs Trudi Hocking

Work Experience Administrators


Telephone: 01579 342344 ext 140

Alison-Gilbert-WebMrs Alison Gilbert

Work Experience Administrators


Telephone: 01579 342344 ext 140



  • Transitional

- Careers taster

- Understand the world of work

- Getting references or maybe a job

  • Developmental

- Self-confidence – broaden horizons

- Maturity – personal and social development

- Motivation – make the curriculum relevant, raise aspirations

  • Educational

- Deepen understanding of subject knowledge

- Develop skills for employability

- Follows the school’s programme for careers education and guidance

- Qualifications – vocational courses, extended project



During the first few weeks of the autumn term, the Work Experience Co-ordinator will give a presentation to all year 10 students. The presentation will include where to look for a placement, how to contact the employer and completion of the relevant legal paperwork. Students will be given an information hand-out which includes a proforma to help with writing to an employer.

Help does not stop there - Mrs Carlin is available in her office (in the old block, main corridor) each day during break and lunch time to help all students find a suitable placement. Students may also talk to tutors, personal tutors and members of staff, who may be able to help with ideas. Each student will be provided with a Pin Number for the County Website; here they will have access to approximately 250,000 employers who have offered a student in Cornwall an opportunity to do their placement with them before. We will also have many tutor periods, assemblies and workshops dedicated to finding a placement.



As soon as possible! It is vital that you start planning your work experience placement early as the majority of schools in Cornwall and Devon have the same week planned.



For the majority of students, the choice of employer is entirely their own but you should try to choose an employment area that you are interested in. If you are taking a Childcare course in school you will need to find a placement that is related to this as part of your syllabus i.e. in a nursery or infant school.

As a rule, the more interesting the placement, the more you will get out of it. Try not to go with parents, as you can try this at any time, also try to avoid self-employed people as these will possibly need to have a CRB done, which can take time to clear. You are able to do a placement out of county but not out of the country as we will not be able to monitor health and safety. If you choose an option out of county, your parents will be responsible for all transportation and accommodation arrangements and costs. If your chosen employer is not already on the county website, this does not mean that you are unable to do your placement with them. Complete the Approval and Consent form and pass it to Mrs Carlin for processing, so long as they meet the health and safety criteria, you will be able to do your placement with them.



All businesses and employers will receive a visit from County staff before the placement is approved. The premises and health and safety schemes will be checked and insurances sighted (Employer and Public Liability). Child Protection areas are covered in the Approval and Consent form.  If an employer does not have the necessary insurances or meet CP criteria, the placement cannot proceed. This includes placements with parents and family. During the week of work experience, a member of the school team will visit the student in situ to ensure all is well.



Once an employer has either verbally or approved your placement in writing, you need to:

  1. Collect an Approval and Consent form (Yellow form) from Mrs Carlin.
  2. Student and parent need to complete page 1 and read the ‘Information for Parents and Carers’ pack.
  3. Arrange to take the paperwork to the employer, including the ‘Information for Employers’ handbook. They will then complete their sections and sign page 4; they will also include a risk assessment applicable to the placement. This will then be returned to the student or collected.
  4. The student and parent read what the employer has written, including the risk assessment and then sign page 4.
  5. The form should now be returned to Mrs Carlin for processing.
  6. Health and safety procedures are completed by county and Mrs Carlin is informed of the outcome.
  7. Tutors are informed once a placement has been cleared to proceed, which is passed on to students

On the odd occasion a placement may be withdrawn or not approved by County due to health and safety. Should this happen, Mrs Carlin will inform the student direct and work with them to secure another.



The Work Experience Co-ordinator, Mrs Carlin, ensures that no one pupil is treated any less favourably than any other pupil. Steps are taken to provide placements where a student will not be disadvantaged and can gain a real experience, whilst taking into account their special requirements and needs.



There are monitoring procedures for equal opportunities throughout the process and this is highlighted in the initial presentation to students.



Sept/Oct - Presentation to students regarding their work experience

Nov - Letter out to parents

End Feb - Deadline date for completed Approval and Consent forms to be handed in to Mrs Carlin

Mar to Jun - Follow-up all students without a placement, including after school sessions

May/Jun - Health and Safety instruction

July - Work experience, including a visit from a member of the school staff




Autumn Term: 5th September 2018 - 19th December 2018 (half term: 22nd October - 26th October)

Spring Term: 7th January 2019 - 5th April 2019 (half term: 18th February - 22nd February)

Summer Term: 23rd April 2019 - 23rd July 2019 (half term: 27th May - 31st May)


Tuesday 4th September 2018

Friday 16th November 2018

Monday 25th February 2019 

Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th July 2019

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



Notice: As from Monday 2 July, Reception Hours will change to the following - 

Monday - Thursday: 8am-4.30pm

Friday: 8am-4pm

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

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