5 Ways You Can Help Your Child Succeed at School



All students are expected to complete homework.

For Key Stage 3, students’ homework will be set weekly for all subjects except for Art, Music and IT. Homework should be recorded in students’ homework diaries and staff will assist with this for students with special needs as required. Students can also access all homework tasks through ‘Show My Homework’, an online web-based platform. Show My Homework can be accessed by following the link on the School website. All homework set should be appropriately differentiated by the class teacher in all cases and should be accessible to all bearing in mind issues such as lack of IT equipment in some households. Students without IT access at home do not have to use Show My Homework and hard copy resources will be provided, where necessary.

Details of the project homework set in Art, Music and IT will be provided by the relevant subject teacher. The project outline will set out the details regarding the task, interim deadlines and the final deadline.

For Key Stage 4 subjects, the teacher will also set homework on at least a weekly basis. The homework may be project based if the subject needs are such that this is necessary. Again, students will be required to write homework in their diary and staff will assist with this for students with special needs as required. All KS4 homework will also be listed on Show My Homework and students can again use this tool to obtain the detail and support resources for their homework tasks.

Tutors have a key role in ensuring that the homework diary is used for logging homework.

Heads of Faculty have a key role in ensuring that subject staff are setting regular homework.

Homework Zero–tolerance:

  • Zero–tolerance applies to all students.
  • Students are expected to hand in homework which has been completed to a high standard by the deadline set.
  • If a student fails to comply then the member of staff will give the student a 20 minute lunchtime detention within the faculty. The homework should be completed in this time and finished at home if necessary.
  • If the student does not attend the detention, this then becomes a behaviour issue and will be treated as such following the school Behaviour for Learning procedures.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to complete the work and hand it in to the teacher.

If there are any extenuating circumstances as to why a student cannot complete a particular piece of homework by the set deadline, we ask parents to inform the relevant class teacher through the student’s homework diary or progress booklet.

What is Show My Homework?

Show My Homework is a simple homework calendar that the school uses to ensure homework is set and communicated with students and parents across the school. Teachers can use it to set homework quickly and ensure that learners and parents always have the information they need about homework available via the Web, Mobile and Tablet devices.

How can homework be accessed?

Homework can be accessed by teachers, students and parents in the following ways:

  • Please follow the link on the school website or go to: There is no login required to see the school homework calendar. You can see homework that is set across the school and then use the filters to find what you are looking for.
  • A personalised homework calendar is available for all users including students and parents. Once you login, you can only see your own homework schedule.
  • If you do not yet have a login and would like one, please email:
  • There are iPhone and Android apps available for free for students and parents.
  • The Show My Homework service is available and works on all devices using a modern browser such as IE 8+, Safari, Chrome and Firefox.

Encouraging children to read for pleasure…

Tips for parents

1. Make books part of your family life. Always have books around so that you and your children are ready to read whenever there’s a chance.

2. Join your local library. Get your child a library card. You’ll find the latest videogames, blu-rays and DVDs, plus tons and tons of fantastic books. Allow them to pick their own books, encouraging their own interests.

3. Match their interests. Help them find the right book - it doesn’t matter if it’s fiction, poetry, comic books or non-fiction.

4. All reading is good. Don’t discount non-fiction, comics, graphic novels, magazines and leaflets. Reading is reading and it is all good.

5. Get comfy. Make sure they have somewhere comfortable and quiet when reading alone.

6. Ask questions. To keep them interested in the story, ask your child questions as they read such as, ‘What do you think will happen next?’ or ‘Where did you get to last night? Can you remember what has happened already?’

7. Read whenever possible. Bring along a book or magazine for any time your child has to wait, such as at a doctor’s surgery.

8. Read again and again. Encourage your child to re-read favourite books and poems. Re-reading helps to build up fluency and confidence.

9. Encourage your child to read at bedtime. It’s a great way to end the day.

10. Listen to others read. An audiobook builds a child’s vocabulary and enables him or her to tackle books a good couple of years above their actual reading age. Audiobooks for journeys are a great idea. Some suggestions include:

Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter; David Tennant having a riotous time with Eva Ibbotson and with the How to Train Your Dragon series; Ian McKellen thrilling to Michelle Paver’s Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, and one of the greatest hits, Karen Archer almost singing the unabridged Ursula K Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea. Naxos do wonderful classics, with well-chosen classical music.

Follow the link to access the Telegraph’s top 100 books for young teenagers.

Coaching Your Teenager

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Students who have identified Special Educational Needs are considered carefully on entry to the school. If they have a Statement of Need or an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) the school will ensure that any entitlement to extra help is provided. The school is pledged to help any child with Special Needs as far as its resources will allow. For some learners this means either withdrawal into a small class or for individual support, or providing teaching assistant or teacher help in the classroom.

If a child is found to be in need of help in the school, then a careful evaluation of needs is carried out and an appropriate level of resource is sought.

The Learning Support Club at break and lunchtime is especially popular and effective in supporting our most vulnerable students.

The Learning Support department is overseen by the Assistant Headteacher – Inclusion, Roger Quaintance, who is the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

The Learning Support base is managed by two SENDCo assistants and incorporates a team of experienced senior teaching assistants.

We have staff who are skilled and experienced in working with dyslexia, literacy, autism and numeracy support. We also provide access to a range of other bespoke provisions.

An Area Resource Centre (ARC) with a specialism in autism is based on the school site. This is led by Jon Chinn. County hold an external admission panel for access to the ARC. This is independent of the main school admission process and all decisions about entry to the ARC are made externally. Applications are not handled by LSCC.

You can view the Special Education Needs policy by visiting the Policies page.

Click here to download the Liskeard School & Community College SEND Information Report.  Any parent/carer feedback would be greatly appreciated.


A Guide to School Uniform: What You Can Wear and Cannot Wear

School uniform is required of all students in Years 7 to 11. We have a simple, smart, practical uniform.

Students are expected to take pride in their appearance and to represent themselves and the school well in public. Hair must be styled so that it does not interfere with work. If hair is dyed it must be of one natural hair colour with no shaved sections. Extreme hairstyle fashions are not allowed. Make up and jewellery are not allowed except for one pair of small stud earrings, worn one stud in each ear lobe. Other facial or body piercing is not allowed. Extremes of fashion must be avoided. We try to make sure that school dress does not become a distraction so that we can all concentrate on learning and teaching. Where pupils do not adhere to the dress code, they will be asked to amend their dress and may be sent home to do so. Sixth form students are not required to wear uniform but they should dress in a sensible manner appropriate to effective study and to life in a school where other students are wearing uniform.

Students from years 7 to 11

A. Day wear
Pale blue school shirt (long or short sleeved)
Black blazer with black buttons
Black V-neck jumper to be worn under the blazer in winter (optional)
School tie with school logo: red for Years 7-10; blue for Year 11
Black skirt (knee length) or black school trousers (full length) not made of tight or
clingy material
Black or white socks or black tights
Flat, black shoes (no trainers, no boots and no pumps)
An outdoor coat to be worn over the blazer (not a hoody)
Team Liskeard Badge

B. PE kit (all with school logo)
LSCC T shirt
LSCC Rugby top (boys)
LSCC Fleece (girls)
LSCC Black shorts
LSCC Football socks
Training shoes (non marking soles)
Football boots (for both boys and girls)
Shin pads
One piece swimwear (Years 7 and 10 only)

C. Optional Extra
LSCC Base layer (black)
LSCC Rugby top (girls)
LSCC Fleece
LSCC windbreaker
LSCC track pants
Gum shield

D. Notes
1. Please ensure that all clothing is named. Initials should be embroidered onto PE shirts and
shorts. Iron-on tags soon become loose (please sew them on). Names marked in biro do
not work.
2. Hoodies are not allowed. Coats with inappropriate logos are not allowed.
3. Extremes of fashion are not allowed (including backless sandals, platform or stiletto heels,
boots or trainers, bright hair bands and belts).
4. Baseball caps are not allowed. Cricket style hats are allowed on very sunny days.
5. For any enquiries on an individual basis, please refer to the Head of Year.


Essential Equipment

Every day students must bring to school:

  • 2 black pens
  • Purple ‘DIT’ pen
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Sharpener
  • Calculator
  • Planner
  • Earphones (for use in language IT lessons)
  • Green and Yellow Highlighters



The School aims to care for the welfare of each individual pupil in order to enable them to take full advantage of what the school has to offer and to fulfill their potential. This demands the full co-operation of pupil and parent. We have a Home School Agreement which is signed by all pupils and their parents/carers and the respective tutors in Years 7 to 11. A copy of this document is in the Student Planner.



We believe in rewarding and praising pupils for their efforts, hard work, community service and achievements through verbal and written praise. This is reinforced by a merit system linked to postcards sent home in the post to enable parents to share in the recognition of their child’s endeavours as well as a Leadership Awards system.                                                        

Year 11 Records of Achievement are presented formally in the summer at a ceremony to which parents are invited.

There is a prestigious annual Awards Evening in July for the whole school and celebratory assemblies held at the end of term for each year group.
Students who achieve the highest scores for their attitude in class are invited to attend a Rewards Trip each term.
Students of the Week are recognised by various subjects and each year group.
The Headteacher selects a Student of the Month from all those who are nominated by staff.
Attendance certificates and letters are awarded to students whose attendance is 98% or above.



We expect sensible, considerate and co-operative behaviour from all pupils, together with an adherence to school rules and regulations. Good manners, including respect for adults and for each other are given a high priority. There are clear sanctions for failure to meet these standards. Parents will normally be kept informed and asked for their support.

Misbehaviour in a lesson may lead to removal to another class in that department. This is known as department time out. Where pupils need considerable help with their behaviour they may be assigned for a while to our Learning Support Department for some or all of their lessons. Here under the leadership of senior support staff, a range of work will be carried out designed to lead to effective reintegration into the full timetable.

In difficult cases, a pupil may be internally excluded, ‘fixed term’ excluded or permanently excluded. Any pupil attempting to sell or distribute drugs for example would, in all likelihood, be excluded permanently. Our intention is to make sure that all pupils are safe and secure and able to carry on their learning without undue distraction.

When a pupil damages property, whether public or private, we expect that damage to be paid for in whole or in part by the person responsible. On school buses, pupils are to sit quietly in their allotted seats and wear seat belts. School rules apply on the journey from and to home and on all school visits.

The following are forbidden:

  • Smoking in school and on the way to and from school, whether on buses or not.
  • The use of language which could be offensive to others.
  • Gambling of any sort
  • Illegal substances, cigarettes, matches, lighters, fireworks or any other means of making fire/smoke.
  • Chewing gum
  • Knives and offensive weapons
  • Alcohol
  • Electronic Cigarettes


The following are encouraged - Helping other pupils. Raising funds for charity for local, national and international causes. Joining the School Council. Drinking water regularly. Smiling and being pleasant and polite. Saying thank you…. and so on.

Visit the Policies page to view the Behaviour for Learning Policy.



Visit the Policies page to view the Anti Bullying Policy.

Every pupil in Liskeard School has the right to enjoy learning and leisure, free from intimidation both in school and the surrounding community.

Our school community will not tolerate any unkind actions or remarks, even if these were not intended to hurt. Any deliberate unkind action or comment will be called bullying.

Our School Council use the phrase: ‘One voice speaks volumes.’ Bullying is too important not to report. We support each other by reporting all instances of bullying.

Confidentiality will be kept whenever possible.

All incidents of bullying including racial and homophobic abuse will be followed up.

Please visit the Policies page for a full list of the school's policies.



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High quality school meals are available at several points in the day. These are of very good value and there is a varied set meal available every day. The quality is high: many staff as well as students use the school's catering services daily. There is a different daily menu for three weeks.


Healthy Eating

The school takes children's health and well-being very seriously and encourages students to adopt healthy lifestyles based on sound diet, appropriate exercise and a positive approach. The school holds the Healthy School Plus Award. 

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At morning break, a large variety of snacks are served from both canteens. At lunchtimes, the two canteens are used extensively. When the weather is good, take away meals are available: these are to be eaten in the designated picnic areas. Throughout the year, the catering team make available a wide range of hot and cold meals. Students have considerable choice but the best value comes from the set meal of the day.

Students are encouraged to drink water regularly. We recommend that students carry a water bottle with them: these can be filled in the canteens or at the various water fountains.

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