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We are convinced that the development of leadership skills is a vital element in the education of young people. By leadership we mean the ability to plan, carry out and evaluate activities or events with and for others. The world is now so competitive and changing so rapidly that many of our young people will need to lead in order to earn a good living. At the very least, everyone needs to be a leader in order to carry out family responsibilities.


Liskeard School and Community College already provides a large number of high quality leadership opportunities.

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors

Personnel Leaders

Personnel Leaders

Eco-Council

Eco Council 

Digital Leader

Digital Leader

Online Ambassador

Online-Ambassadors

Business Leader

Business Leader 

Language Leader

Language Leader

 

 

The School offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities both at lunch-times and after school, for example, in sports, drama, art, music, and astronomy.  There are also some additional sessions held after school for some subjects. Please click the link below to view a PDF version of the booklet or scroll the page to view clubs for the term.

Clubs Booklet 2017/18

Clubs Booklet Sport 1

Clubs Booklet Sport 2

Clubs Booklet English Lang

Clubs Booklet Creative Arts

Clubs Booklet Science Maths Computing

Clubs Booklet Technology

Clubs Booklet Student Voice

Clubs Booklet Social Clubs

Clubs Booklet Award Schemes

Examinations can be a stressful time for staff, students and parents. It is therefore important that all those involved are as well informed as possible. This section of the website has been created to provide students and parents with all the essential information with regards to preparing for and taking exams. If you have any further questions, queries or concerns please feel free to make enquiries with the Exams Manager or Exams Assistant as detailed below:

Exams Manager: Mrs J. Laycock - jlaycock@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk - 01579 342344 ext 105

Exams Assistant: Mr R. Davis - rdavis@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk - 01579 342344 ext 147

 

Exams Results Day 2018

A Level Results Day - Thursday 16th August

GCSE Results Day - Thursday 23rd August

 

Lost your results?

We can provide you with a letter confirming attendance and full information of your previous results attained at Liskeard School and Community College - Fee £20

 

There are a number of resources and revision websites below entitled 'Useful Exam Information' and 'Useful Exam Websites.'

 

 

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THE CAREERS TEAM

Mrs CarlinMrs Collette Carlin

'A member of the Career Development Institute'

Careers and Work Related Learning Co-ordinator

Email: ccarlin@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

Telephone: 01579 325716 or 01579 342344 Ext. 116

Mr SmithMr Gary Smith

Head of Alternative Provision

Email: gsmith@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

Telephone 01579 342344 Ext 163

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Work Experience Administrators

Email: AGilbert@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

Telephone: 01579 342344 ext 140

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Mrs Trudi Hocking

Work Experience Administrators

Email: TrHocking@LiskeardSchoolComm.onmircrosoft.com 

Telephone: 01579 342344 ext 140

 

Choosing your career is one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make and we will make every effort to help you make the right choice and give you the tools to achieve it. All students studying with us are welcome to access our extensive resources and contact us at any stage when help is required with career choices, progression to Further or Higher Education or other training and educational opportunities. Careers guidance appointments are always available on a 1 to 1 basis, group or ‘pop in’ sessions.

Mrs Carlin will, at all times offer impartiality, meaning that students requirements and issues are of primary concern and she is not tied to those of the school.

You can view the IAG Careers Policy on the policies page

 

RESOURCES

The open access Careers Information Library is located in the Active Learning Centre (ALC); it contains a wide variety of employers, occupations, courses, reference books, CD ROMs/videos, Armed Forces literature, magazines, along with Prospectuses from Universities and local Colleges. Here we will also keep up-to-date information on local apprenticeships and training courses as well as locally advertised vacancies during the spring/summer months.Computer-aided career choice programmes and information databases are also available, as well as help with employment, training and education applications.

 

THE AIM OF THE CAREERS DEPARTMENT

At Liskeard School and Community School we are committed to each pupil achieving their full potential. Through a structured forward-looking strategy, our careers programme aims to bring out the best in everyone, operating across the curriculum and through specific career-focussed activities, to offer broad exposure to further study options and possible career paths. Our careers support is made up of four components - Information, education, advice and guidance.

Our aim is to support pupils in the decision taking which faces them. They have to consider possible career paths, further and higher education routes, work-based learning, training and possible gap-year opportunities. We understand that this is not an easy decision and we will help them:

  • Develop the necessary skills to make informed decisions relating to their future
  • Promote their self-development and social skills
  • Develop their communication skills – written and verbal
  • Seek out resource materials to help with research and evaluation
  • Develop independence, social skills, tolerance, confidence and sensitivity to others.
  • Use the knowledge and skills they have gained to make well thought through decisions about learning and work that are right for them.

 

We will provide:

  • Training and practice in compiling CVs, Application Forms, Interview Skills and on-line UCAS applications
  • Offer specific support and guidance for individuals
  • Information relating to student finance
  • A secure structure for Work Experience
  • Assistance to pupils on all Careers related matters

 

We prepare Pupils for:

  • Adult life through responsibility and work experience
  • The challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing economic landscape
  • Lifelong learning, decision making and personal development

 

THE CAREERS PROGRAMME AT LISKEARD SCHOOL

The aim of the Careers Programme is to make pupils curious about the rapidly changing world of work and to help pupils as individuals make informed decisions about their career pathways. Each young person is entitled to the best possible Careers Education and Guidance; it can make the difference between a false start and a successful career.

Careers Education is part of the PSCHE programme and is taught across years 7 to 14. Under supervision from the Careers Coordinator, all staff at Liskeard School are encouraged to consider their role in the Careers Programme, which can include providing pupils with information on opportunities specific to their subject.

As in PSCHE lessons, a wide variety of teaching and learning styles are used in the Careers Programme. Activities are designed to match visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners, through the use of computer work, discussions, hands-on activities, group work and individual learning. We have a range of age-appropriate careers software programmes for students to access in and out of Career and PSCHE lesson time. Our dedicated staff are available during school hours (and at other times by appointment) and we encourage students to ‘drop-in’ to discuss their thoughts and ambition ideas. All students will receive at least one 1:1 interview regarding their 16+ Options which works along side the following sessions.

Year 7

  • General Careers information and exploring the world of work
  • SEAL programme

 

Year 8

  • Careers Booklet – looking at key skills, terminology and preparation for work
  • On-line programmes
  • Motivational sessions

 

Year 9

  • Careers Booklet – looking at learning styles, workforce, interview skills, options, education for employability
  • ‘Take your Child to work day’
  • Preparation for and Options choices
  • Careers presentations
  • Motivational sessions
  • Employer talks (including parents)

 

Year 10

  • Work experience – including Health and Safety study, Child Protection, Employment Law etc.
  • Careers presentations – employers (including parents), Armed Forces, colleges
  • Visits to employers and colleges
  • Taster days
  • 1:1 and group interviews
  • Assemblies and tutor periods
  • Extended work experience for students following an ‘alternative provision’ timetable
  • Entry routes
  • National Careers Service Programme

 

Year 11

  • Developing a personal career plan
  • Completion of student diagnostics Profile Forms and Action Plans
  • Careers Circus of Events – Interview Techniques, Apprenticeships and Training, Further and Higher Education, Liskeard Sixth Form
  • College, University, training provider and employer presentations
  • 1:1 and group Careers interviews
  • 16+ Application Forms
  • Labour market and apprenticeship workshops
  • CV, letter and application forms
  • Mock interviews
  • Visits to Colleges and employers
  • Motivational sessions
  • Assemblies and tutor periods
  • Extended work experience for students following an ‘alternative provision’ timetable
  • National Careers Service Programme

 

Year 12-14

  • 1:1 and group interviews
  • UCAS support
  • HE advice and planning
  • CV, application and letter writing
  • Mock interviews
  • Motivational sessions
  • Careers Day
  • Work Experience
  • National Careers Service Programme

 

CAREER PROVISION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

If your child has special educational needs (SEN), it becomes even more important to get the right information and high quality advice on all possible career options.  All students will receive interviews relevant to their needs.

If your child has a statement of special educational needs (SEN), then at the annual review meetings a transition plan will be drawn up. This transition plan will be reviewed and updated at each future meeting.  The plan enables you, your child and relevant professionals to share information and decide what action needs to be taken to ensure that your child receives any necessary specialist help or support once they have left school.

A simple example is that if the young person intends to have a career in Catering then advice may be needed on vocational college courses and employment or apprenticeships beyond that.

A more complex example is when there may be little or no suitable local provision, so options such as independent specialist colleges need to be looked at.  This can take a very long time to arrange and can involve complex funding issues to be worked through. Even where local provision is readily available it is good to know all the options. Please speak to Mrs Carlin, the Learning Support Department or your CSW Group Personal Advisor for additional help or information.

 

CAREERS PROVISION FOR MORE ABLE STUDENTS (MABLE)

Our most able students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of careers events which develop their thirst for further knowledge. Students engage in a wide range of activities within the careers education, information, advice and guidance ethos, alongside other students in school.  These activities are designed to motivate them, whilst raising their aspirations and ambitions along the way.  In addition to this, we have targeted interventions, workshops and events to enable our MABLE students to make informed choices about their future pathways and fulfill their potential.

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

Do you need inspiring? Visit the National Careers Service Website where you will find lots of useful information. In the ‘Job Profile’ area, you can find out what different jobs entail, what you will earn, skills and qualifications needed etc. You can also find out what jobs may suit you by completing the ‘skills health check’. Within this site you can start to build your Curriculum Vitae (CV), look through local college courses, and get ideas on finding work experience, interview skills and much more. This site will compliment and allow you expand on what you have learnt within school.

See the Useful Careers Websites section at the top of this page.

The school does not undertake any DBS checks for these providers. They operate independently of the school.

 

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT

Please contact Mrs Carlin via telephone or email – you could however call into her office which is located in the old block, main corridor.

 

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We have a Careers Southwest Personal Advisor in school by appointment. If you are on the Register of Need, you can also get careers advice from your PA. They will help with your transition into 16+ education, training or employment.

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www.cswgroup.co.uk                                                         

 

RELATIONSHIPS WITH PARENTS

We recognise that parents have a major role to play in the area of careers, both in terms of encouraging and supporting their children and in supporting the school in its endeavours to promote a wide variety of careers information. Should parents wish to come into school and discuss careers opportunities for their child, they are most welcome to make an appointment.

Should any parent wish to offer their support with the provision of employment and careers information, please contact Mrs Carlin direct. If you are an employer or are employed and would like to share your experiences with the students, we would very much like to hear from you. You never know, you could be the one that inspires a student to follow a particular career path!

 

LINKS WITH INDUSTRY

We have excellent relationships with many local employers and several national and global employers and organisations, which we have developed through our Co-operative School status, Work Experience Programme and Enterprise activities. We will continue to develop and expand these relationships to ensure a wide range of commercial exposure for all pupils.

 

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

 

Click here to access the online payment system

Internet Payments User Instructions

You can download the Internet Payments User Instructions pdf here. Click on the links below to take you to the corresponding section on this webpage.

  1. Select a pupil
  2. Make your purchases
  3. Proceed to Checkout
  4. Enter payment and contact information
  5. View/amend your account details
  6. Forgotten your password?

 

 1. Select a Pupil

Your child’s name is displayed on the screen. If you wish to make a payment against a sibling, select them from the Current pupil drop down box.

To add a sibling see section 6 View/amend your account details. 

 

 2. Make Your Purchases

To navigate to the item you want to make a payment against, either use the Quick Links on the right hand side of the screen or scroll down to relevant item. You can also collapse and expand the item groups to view

a. Account payments

Account payments are used to top up funds to pay for dinner money, cashless cafeteria, breakfast and after school clubs. These will not be displayed if they are not available to your child.

Account payments display your child’s current Dinner money account balance and top up facility and your child’s current Pre-payment account balance and top up facility.

  • Dinner Money payments

To make a Dinner money account top-up, enter an amount in the Enter top-up amount field. Click on Add to Basket. This will appear in your basket (top right hand side)

  • Account payments
    To make a Pre-payment account top-up (for cashless cafeteria, breakfast and after school club), enter an amount in the Enter top-up amount field. Click on Add to Basket. This will appear in your basket (top right hand side)
  • Click on View History to display all Account payments history made using Internet, cash or cheque for Dinner Money or Pre-payment account.

View Dinner Money account history

  • Displays history of Child meal payments made online or in school.
  • Shows number of meals taken, total cost and current balance.
  • School dinners calendar views your child’s dinner history.

View Pre-Payment Account

  • Displays history of Account deposit payments made online or in school.
  • Payment on account displays what your child has spent.

     
b. Other Items

  • Click on Other Items to display any services or products offered by the school.
  • To make a payment select Quantity using the drop down box. If applicable, enter an amount in the Unit Price. Total Price for this item will be displayed.
  • Click on Add to Basket. This will appear in your basket (top right hand side).     

c. Trip/Event payments

  • Click on Trips/Events to display ones that your child is currently selected for, together with amounts Owing and Paid. Trip/event payments will not be displayed if they are not available to your child.
  • Some Trips/Events may have (Optional) next to them. These are for events your child is eligible to attend if you would like them to.
  • To make a trip/event payment, enter an amount in the Enter payment amount field. Click on Add to Basket. This will appear in your basket (top right hand side).
  • Click on a trip name to view details of the trip including any relevant notes entered by the school. Depending on school procedure, it may also include Trip check boxes to allow you to give permission, on line, for your child to attend a trip. Click Save to save any changes made on this screen.
  • Click on View History to display all payments made against this trip using the Internet, cash or cheque.

 

 3. Proceed to checkout

  • Click on Checkout. The contents of Your Basket will be displayed.
  • Click on Edit to edit items selected for purchase, if required.
  • Click on Back to continue shopping.
  • Click on Checkout to place the order and enter the payment details.

 

 4. Enter payment and contact information

a. Billing address

The Billing Address should match the details entered on sign-in. Change any information if necessary.

The address must match the billing address for your credit/debit card.

Emails will be sent to the email address entered to:

- Confirm payment by Bank.

- Confirm order and items purchased.

  • Click on Place Order.

 

b. WorldPay Secure Payment Page

The WorldPay Secure Payment Page is displayed.

  • Select your payment method.
  • Enter your Card Details.
  • Click MAKE PAYMENT.

The payment is processed.

You must click on Confirm order to complete the transaction.

Do not cancel or close your web browser.

Your order will be displayed.

You will receive email confirmation to the address provided by you:

  1. to confirm the payment from your bank.
  2. to confirm the items purchased.

 

 5. View/amend your account details

  • Click on Your Account.
  • Your child’s Order History is displayed.
  • Click on an Order Number to display the details of that order.
  • Click on Addresses to view/amend the Billing Address details.
  • Click on Email/Password to amend the account login information.
    • Click on Pupil Settings to set the daily spend limit for your child if your school has cashless catering.
    • Click on Link Account to link Sibling accounts. Each child is issued with a Link code, enter this code and click on link account.
    • Click on Logout to exit the Internet payment system or select Logout at the top right of the screen.

 

 6. Forgotten your password?

  • Load your web browser and enter the website address supplied by your child’s school.
  • On the log in screen select Send Password.
  • Type in your current email address.
  • You will receive an email with your password details.

OR

  • Contact the Finance Department at your school and they will reset your password.

 

For further enquiries, or to cancel an Internet payment, please contact the Finance Department at your school.

 

Notifications

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

 

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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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