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Mr Alex Lingard BSc (Hons)
Head Teacher

I am delighted to announce that the school has been awarded the Artsmark Gold Award by the Arts Council, England. This is the highest accolade schools can be given by the Arts Council and we are one of the first schools in the country to receive the new award. The award recognises our commitment to the arts and culture and the opportunities we provide students to create, compose, and perform.

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.

With only four and half weeks to go we just have too much to fit in before the end of term!  I am particularly excited about our Awards' Evening and celebration assemblies. It is really important we recognise and acknowledge those students who have done exceptionally well throughout the year. As well as recognising academic excellence, we will be celebrating those who have put in remarkable effort and those who have made an outstanding contribution to the school. Details of the Awards' Evening and the criteria for each of the awards can be found on the website under Events.

You may have read in the press since the General Election that there is a national move towards all schools becoming academies. There is also a need for schools to be part of a group of schools, often referred to as Trusts, so that they are in a better position to support each other. As you know, we previously chose not to convert to an academy, but instead set up the Liskeard Community Co-operative Learning Trust along with three of our primary feeder schools.

We recently welcomed the local candidates standing for the general election to a hustings event in our sixth form centre. Students from Years 10 to 13 were given the opportunity to hear from each of the candidates then ask questions about matters that were important to them. Ms Prichard, Assistant Head teacher and Director of Sixth Form hosted the occasion and would clearly give David Dimbleby a run for his money given half the chance! Issues such as tuition fees, Trident, local employment, lowering the voting age to 16 were all discussed along with why they each decided to go into politics. It was a great event and with recent reports of only 40% of young people intending to vote we hope it inspired the next generation to vote in future elections.

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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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