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Introduction

Catch Up Funding was introduced in 2014 to enable schools to target extra resources towards students who arrive in Year 7 below the expected standards in literacy and/or numeracy. Previously, this meant students arriving in school below a Level 4 in both areas. Since 2015, this means students arriving below the newly defined ‘expected standards’.

Catch Up Funding is spent on interventions and extra teaching and resources which seek to boost the performance of these students who have arrived with us in Year 7 with levels of literacy and/or numeracy that mean many of them will have mild to extreme challenges in accessing the secondary curriculum. Our approach is to concentrate on extra literacy support and interventions as literacy challenges really impede young people’s access to learning more than almost any other factor. We recognise that numeracy is also a challenge for many of our students, who on average arrive with us with lower levels of numeracy than literacy, and we are investing in several new numeracy interventions and approached to help students catch up.

 

Students To Catch Up

For 2016/17 in our current Year 7 cohort of 181 students:

  • 72 achieved below the expected standard in Reading;
  • 65 achieved below the expected standard in GPVS (Grammar, Punctuation, Vocabulary and Spelling);
  • 79 achieved below the expected standards in Maths;
  • 56 achieved below the expected standards in Reading and GPVS;
  • 47 achieved below the expected standards in all three areas.

 

Spending Strategies

Catch Up Funding Spending Strategies

School Emergency Closures - A Guide for Parents and Guardians

We recognise that the decision to close a school in the event of an emergency (e.g. snow, flooding, no water or heating) significantly impacts upon you, as parents and guardians. This document outlines the agreed procedure which all schools are asked to follow and offers advice to parents on the key things to consider, both before and after the decision to close has been made.

Guidance Given to Schools Guidance and procedures are sent to all schools on an annual basis, usually at the start of the autumn term. To prevent the possibility of fraudulent school closures, schools are required to follow a verification process before providing school closure information. Schools are then asked to:

  • Undertake a risk assessment, using common sense to determine whether it is feasible for children and staff to remain in the school; and if not, what subsequent risks could arise by sending them home. Before school hours start, schools are also asked to assess if the roads are safe for children to travel to school.
  • Seek approval from the Governing Body (usually the decision of the Chair of Governors will suffice) to authorise the decision to close.
  • Notify Cornwall Council and the three local radio stations (BBC Radio Cornwall, Heart FM and Pirate FM). Providing the school follow the agreed procedure, each of the radio stations have all agreed to broadcast details of all school closures.

 

Liskeard School’s Procedure

If school closure is unavoidable we will inform parents by text, email, social media and via the website at the earliest available opportunity. The three main radio stations will also be alerted (BBC Cornwall, Heart and Pirate FM).

Who to Contact?

If the decision is made to close, you will be notified by the school’s agreed notification procedure. Should you need to contact the school directly, please be aware that the line(s) may be busy or unavailable when a large number of parents are calling at the same time.

A full list of all schools closed in Cornwall can be found on the Cornwall Government Website

You may also find the following websites useful: Cornwall Snow Advice | Met Office | Environment Agency | Devon & Cornwall Police

 

Liskeard School and Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children’ is defined as:

  • Protecting children and young people from maltreatment
  • Preventing the impairment of their health or development
  • Ensuring that they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Enabling them to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully

The school has a Whole School Safeguarding Policy, and associated procedures in place to ensure that Safeguarding / Child Protection issues are dealt with efficiently and appropriately.

All staff, including our support staff, visitors, and volunteers are made aware of our procedures, and parents / carers are welcome to read the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

We are committed to keeping children and young people safe against Radicalisation and Extremism and parents can view our Guide For Parents and Carers.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with their parents/carers first, unless there is reason to believe that this is not in the student’s best interests.

If you have a concern about a child, particularly if you think s/he may be suffering or at risk of suffering harm, it is your responsibility to share the information promptly with:

Designated Safeguarding  Lead (DSL) and Designated Senior Person for Child Protection (DSP): Mr R Quaintance, 01579 342344 ext 127, roquaintance@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

Designated Child Protection Officers
Ms T Newman, 01579 342344 ext 124, trnewman@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

Ms C Holroyd, 01579 342344 ext 151, coholroyd@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

Designated Safeguarding Governor

Ms D Finch, dfinch@nhs.net

 

 

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Click on the images below to view the official magazine of Liskeard School & Community College.

 

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Liskeard School Hosts 'Be Stong Online Training!'

Recently Liskeard School and Community College hosted Be Strong Online Training, provided by the Diana Award. In total fifty-eight students from Liskeard, Callington, Poole and Looe Community College honed their understanding of e-safety issues and practised their skills of presenting to a large audience.

These students received a certificate and badge for completing the training to a high standard and will now be at the forefront of delivering e-safety messages in their schools.

Here at Liskeard our Be Strong Ambassadors are already planning a roadshow to deliver key messages to local feeder primary schools through a mixture of drama, role play and helpful leaflets.

Watch this space to find out more!

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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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