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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:

Year 9 Options Evening presentation

Year 9 Options Choices Form

Year 9 Options Overview (Students)

Year 9 Options Booklet

Year 9 Options Letter to Parents Dec 2017

 

 

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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.

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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.

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Our pastoral support team ensure that students thrive and are well looked after in school.

Students are placed in a tutor group led by a dedicated tutor who meets each day with the students. They follow a programme of Personal, Social, Citizenship, and Health Education (PSCHE); Newswatch; assemblies; and academic mentoring.

The tutors are led by a Head of Year and a non- teaching Assistant Head of Year who is the first port of call for students and parents when the tutors are teaching. The Assistant Head of Year works closely with the Head of Year in monitoring the achievement, engagement, behaviour and attendance of the students in the year group. In addition each year group is supported by 'Success Mentors' who provide individual support for students who may have fallen behind and need extra help to catch up.

Our attendance officer monitors students’ attendance and punctuality. For safeguarding reasons, we ask that a child’s absence is reported on the day of absence. The school insists on high level of attendance as it promotes higher achievement. We celebrate good attendance and follow up poor attendance rigorously. 

Other pastoral support is provided through the Learning Support Team as well as through TicTac (Teenage Information, Advice and Guidance Centre) located in the bungalow at the front of school; the youth service; the school’s chaplaincy team; Careers South West; and other specific intervention through links to specialist services.

Our students also offer support to each other: for example through the Peer Mentors team and the Sixth Form mentors.

 

Notifications

Notice:  Ski Trip information meeting, 15th Nov, 6pm in 6th Form Common Room. Please ensure your child has returned their consent form beforehand. During this meeting we will provide parents with all relevant information on the trip: location, hotel, kit lists, trip hoodies, previous skiing experience of students, payment plan and a definitive list of those who wish to ski/snowboard. It will also be an opportunity for parents to meet the staff and ask any questions. 

Reminder: Please activate your ParentPay accounts - if there are any issues, please contact Finance on 01579 325718.

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

Upcoming Events

20Nov
20.11.2018 6:00 pm
Sixth Form Open Evening
5Dec
05.12.2018 3:30 pm
Year 9 Parents' Evening

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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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