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HOME SCHOOL AGREEMENT

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.

 

REWARDS

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.

 

BEHAVIOUR and DISCIPLINE

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.

 

POLICY AGAINST BULLYING

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.

 

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

 

Year 9 Options

The principles underpinning our Key Stage 4 curriculum are:

  • A broad and balanced curriculum;
  • Flexibility and choice;
  • Pathways for progression;
  • Opportunity for success for all.

 

As a school we pride ourselves on the information, advice and guidance we provide for all students throughout the Year 9 options process. The process begins in the Autumn Term each year when the senior leadership team meet to decide the courses we believe are right for the students in our school at that time. In early January students are issued with an Options Booklet to take home to read through with their parents. In late January we hold our Options Evening where students and parents have the opportunity to discuss all the available subjects with our specialised staff. Following this every student has an interview with a member of the senior leadership team to finalise which options they would like to choose (parents are of course encouraged to attend these interviews).

The link below will enable you to access information about the options process. You can view the list of Key Stage 4 Courses under the Curriculum tab.

If you have any questions about Year 9 Options please do not hesitate to contact James O'Connell (Deputy Head).

Please click on the following links for more details:

Choices Forms

Year 9 Options Presentation (Parents) - Jan 2017

Year 9 Options Presentation - Jan 2017

BACCALAUREATE Pathway

CENTRAL Pathway

OCCUPATIONAL Pathway

 

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Visit the Support page for more information on Free School Meals.

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. 

Sugar Reduction Secondary Update October 2017

Liskeard School Meals New Menu Checking Process

 

 

School Meals Price Comparison

Packed-Lunch-Comparisons 

 

EU Food Information Regulations 1169/2011 

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.

What's New About School Meals?

 

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Free School Meals & Pupil Premium Application Form

 

Helping Your Child Succeed

What can you do to help your child achieve their potential? 5 simple things you can do to help that are proven to make a real difference - 5  Ways You Can Help Your Child Succeed at School

 

Keeping Your Child Safe Online

How to Keep Your Child Safe Online Tips by the NSPCC

 

Winter Wellbeing

If you know someone who is elderly, caring for young children or in poor health and who is worried about fuel bills, debt, keeping safe and warm or their home being cold or damp, let them know about Winter Wellness.  Visit the Cornwall Council Website for more info.

 

Free School Meals

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Liskeard School believes that when children eat better, they achieve better. Whether families are paying for school meals or are entitled to them for free, children are more likely to concentrate in the classroom in the afternoon after eating healthy school lunches.  This also improves their health and their learning about making better food choices.

Information to parents/carers is available via www.cornwall.gov.uk/schoolmeals. This page has also been established as a central point for schools for all matters relating to school meals.

Did you know that by signing up for a free school meal, the school gets more funds for your child's education? In these economic times, we recognise that some of you may not realise that you could be entitled to free school meals for your children. To apply please visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/schoolmeals.

 

Pupil Premium

To apply and see more information please visit the Pupil Premium page.

 

Parenting Programmes And Courses & Take 3 Courses

Parenting groups can give you the confidence that you know how best to support your child. Parents often find that they can learn a great deal from each other and benefit from the mutual support that a group can offer.

Click for New Parenting Support - Free Parenting Courses

Click for information on how to request a place on a Parenting Course

Take 3 is a programme in two parts for parents of young people aged between 10 and 18.  It was originally developed to support parents of at-risk or vulnerable young people whose challenging behaviour was causing problems for parents and/or the community, though it can be used with any group of parents.  Part one is a basic course of 10 “core” units and part two has 10 optional sessions focusing on specific issues.  The “Three” of the title refers to the three vital elements of effective parenting:

  • Nurture
  • Structure
  • Self Care

It also refers to breathing techniques that the course teaches to help a parent stay calm in stressful situations.

Parenting Programme Request Form

Click the image below for the Autumn 2017 Parent Courses 

Parent Courses Autumn 2017

 

Notifications

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

 

Year 10 Business Trip to London

There is an information session on Thursday 16th November, 6pm in the New Hall for any parents and students interested in the Year 10 Business Trip to London. Students have been given a letter in lessons this week with more details. It should last no longer than 45 minutes.

 

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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