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Mr Alex Lingard BSc (Hons)
Head Teacher

The summer holidays now seem like a distant memory and we are back into the routine of school life. Once again I have to say how impressed I have been with the attitude of students towards their learning. Year 7 have had an exceptional start and Year 11 are focussed and already thinking about their mock exams! It's been wonderful to see so many of last year's Year 11 students return to join the 6th form college and continue their education with us. I know they are going to enjoy their time here and achieve great things.

You'll be aware, I'm sure, that GCSEs and A levels are being reformed over the next few years. The biggest changes are happening at GCSE with a new grading system and a reduction in coursework. National curriculum levels (e.g. 4a, 5b, 6c) have been scrapped at primary school and at key stage 3. At Liskeard we are now setting GCSE target grades for Years 7 to 11. To help parents understand the new system we are holding four information sessions this term for parents of students in Y7, 8 & 9. I strongly advise every parent to attend one of the following sessions:

* Thursday 1st October, 9.45am - 10.45am or 6pm - 7pm

* Wednesday 4th November, 9.45am – 10.45am or 6pm – 7pm

I'm sure you will have also read or heard in the media the concerns about children spending too much time on their 'phones and how this can impact on concentration and GCSE outcomes. I have also noticed over the last year that students aren't socialising face to face as much as they could be during break and lunch times. In addition to this, and like every other school, we have seen a rise in friendship issues caused by comments made on social media sites. For all these reasons we are banning the use of 'phones during break and lunchtimes from Monday 21st September. Students will still be able to bring 'phones into school so they can contact you before or after the school day, however during school hours 'phones must be turned off and hidden away. Please call reception if there is an urgent need to contact your son or daughter.

It is our Year 5 & 6 Open Evening next week. As always it promises to be a fun and informative evening. If you know of anyone with children currently in Year 5 or 6 please do encourage them to come along. The school really is going from strength to strength and is quickly building an excellent reputation.

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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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