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Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) 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 PSHE Enrichment Activities. If you have any questions about the PSHE curriculum please feel free to contact Mrs Emily Lofthouse who oversees the programme.

 PSHE Overview 2018-19

Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

In response to the Department for Education Prevent Duty published in June 2015, PSHE 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

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PSHE Prevent Lesson Years 7,8 and 9

PSHE Prevent Lesson Years 10 and 11

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

 

Challenge Week 2019

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

View the CHALLENGE WEEK 2019 BOOKLET

 

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TERM DATES FOR 2018/19

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)

INSET DAYS FOR 2018/19

Tuesday 4th September 2018

Friday 16th November 2018

Monday 25th February 2019 

Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th July 2019

TERM DATES FOR 2019/20

Autumn Term, students return: Thursday 5th September 2019

Other term dates to be confirmed. 

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

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ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER AND HEAD OF FACULTY (MATHS)

(Senior Leadership post with responsibility for Maths)

Leadership Pay Scale L13-L17

(Starting salary point dependent on experience)

 To start: September 2019

Closing Date: Tuesday, 19th March, 2019

Interviews to be held on: Tuesday, 26th March (pm) and Wednesday, 27th March, 2019

Liskeard is a friendly, caring, supportive school in South-east Cornwall with people and relationships at its heart. We are proud of our school and we are relentless in our approach to make it even better. We take the education of our students very seriously and want the school to provide the best education for the community it serves.

At Liskeard, we believe that when we work together, we achieve more. Being part of a team encompasses a number of important values that are as important in school as they are in life.

We believe that in Team Liskeard:

  • Everyone is equal and has a voice
  • Everyone should be treated fairly and with respect
  • Everyone takes responsibility for their actions

We want our students and staff to lead happy and fulfilling lives. To achieve this, we believe the attitudes of courage, resilience and kindness are of utmost importance. With these attitudes, anything is possible.

As an 11-18 school, we are incredibly proud of our Sixth Form which is rated amongst the top 10% nationally and is one of the best performing 16-18 providers regionally.

Judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted, we are looking to appoint an outstanding colleague with a proven track record of school improvement to lead the Maths Faculty and support the school on its journey to becoming Outstanding. As Assistant Headteacher, the role will provide opportunities for you to develop a whole school leadership role alongside your responsibilities in leading the Maths Faculty in securing ongoing improvements in pupil outcomes.

We would also welcome interest from outstanding candidates who are current post holders and wish to be considered for a Head of Maths role rather than a senior leadership post.

Please download:

Application form 

Job description 

Person specification 

Equal opportunities monitoring form 

Please send your completed application form and equal opportunities sheet in Word format to: head@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk  

If you have any queries, please contact Chris Knipe (Deputy Head) email: chknipe@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

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 and Community College is part of South-east Cornwall Multi-Academy Regional Trust.



 

LISKEARD SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

MATHS TEACHER

SALARY: Main Pay Scale/UPS

NQTs are welcome to apply

Full time – permanent post (part time may be considered)

Required for September 2019

Closing date: 27th March 2019

Interviews: w/c 1st April 2019

We require a highly motivated, enthusiastic and talented teacher of Maths who is committed to raising the expectations and achievements of our students. We are looking to recruit an inspirational teacher with enthusiasm, sensitivity, resilience, drive, strong interpersonal skills and ambition. The ability to teach Maths at A level would be an advantage, but is not essential. 

Please download an application form and job details below.  The application form needs to be completed in Word format and sent to: head@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk.  If you have any queries, please call Rosemary on: 01579-342344 Ext 103.

Application form

Person specification

Job description

Equal Opportunities’ monitoring sheet

The school 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 be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

 


LISKEARD SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Governor Vacancies

We currently 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 the Chair of Governors, Davina Finch: dafinch@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk


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LOCAL GOVERNOR VACANCIES

We currently have vacancies on our Local Governing Committees for Co-Opted and Parent Governors.

Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment. You will also be joining the largest volunteer force in the country.

Schools need governing committees that have a balance and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience to enable them to be effective. Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has repeatedly noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing committee.

Anyone aged over 18 can be a governor (but there are some exceptions) and you do not need to be a parent. There is no requirement for you to have an understanding of the education system, just the necessary skills, character and time to contribute. Schools need and benefit from a range of professional knowledge on their governing committee including education, finance, human resources, legal, marketing and public relations, property and estates management, and organisational change.

Governors can expect to attend around 6 meetings per year, held either in the afternoon or the early evening.

If you would like to discuss the role informally in the first instance, please contact the Clerk to Governors Kate Williams by email – Kate.Williams@smart-trust.net

 

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WORK EXPERIENCE WEEK – Monday 15th - Friday 19th July 2019

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.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE TEAM

Mrs CarlinMrs Collette Carlin

Careers and Work Related Learning Co-ordinator

Email: ccarlin@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

Telephone: 01579 325716 or 01579 342344 Ext. 116

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Work Experience Administrator

Email: TrHocking@LiskeardSchoolComm.onmircrosoft.com

Telephone: 01579 342344 ext 140

AIMS OF THE WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME

  • 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

 

WHAT HELP IS AVAILABLE?

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 library) 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.

 

WHEN SHOULD I START TO LOOK FOR MY 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.

 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT EMPLOYER

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 DBS 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.

 

HOW DO WE KNOW THAT THE EMPLOYER IS SAFE?

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.

 

WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

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.

 

STUDENTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS

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.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

KEY DATES AND TIMETABLES

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

 

 

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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

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Fax: +44(0)1579 343350

Email: enquiries@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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