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Mr Alex Lingard BSc (Hons)
Head Teacher

We had an amazing number of entries (nearly 200!) for our first subject House competition this month. Adele, Jonny Depp, Audrey Hepburn and Rowan Atkinson all featured as winners in the Art department's challenge to create a portrait of celebrity. Well done to all those who took part and congratulations to Griffin House for being crowned as our Art House Champions!

Please can I take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for your support throughout 2017 and to wish you all a wonderful Christmas. We break up on Wednesday at 12.30pm after what has been an incredibly busy, but equally productive and fun term.

Please be aware that if your child is in Year 8 or 9 their target grades and forecast grades in the recent progress Checks may have changed considerably since the end of last year. As we learn more about the new GCSEs and what each grade ‘looks like’ we are adjusting our internal assessments and grading boundaries accordingly. As always, the most important aspect of the Progress Checks are the Attitude to Learning scores and we’d be grateful if you could discuss these with your son or daughter, praising them for hard work and effort. All students should be aiming for 1s or 2s: 1 = excellent2 = good3 = satisfactory4 = poor5 = serious concern.

The wait is over and students are finding out this week which House they are in. After weeks of planning, students voted to decide the names of the Houses. A shortlist was chosen by the Student Council and all students and staff were given the opportunity to vote for their personal favourite. Over 750 votes were cast and there was a landslide victory for mythological creatures! Each House ties in nicely to one of our key attitudes or values. Each House will compete for the new, very shiny, House Cup, which will be presented on Sports Day in July. May the best House win!

We are absolutely delighted to welcome the amazing Pearl of Africa Choir to the school next month. On 20th November they will be coming into school to run African dancing, singing and drumming workshops to some of our students. In the evening they will perform a concert, open to everyone. The choir is currently touring the country raising funds for their Childcare Foundation – a charity that enables children in Africa to receive at least one meal a day and access to schooling. Tickets will be available from the Finance Office (8.30am - 4.30pm) after half-term (minimum donation of £5 for adults and £3 concessions). This is one not to miss. Get your tickets quickly before they sell out!

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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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