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Dear Parents/Carers,

I know that many of you are working or looking after others, but I do hope that you are able to enjoy something of Easter in these strange and challenging times.  Looking ahead to next term, we do not yet know when schools will re-open but it seems extremely likely that we will continue to be closed for at least the next few weeks.

Home Learning 

Thank you to those of you who have fed back your comments about the work we have been sending home for students to complete - it has been really useful and as a consequence we have taken the following action:

  • We have extended the deadline for the current work to April 17th (from April 10th)
  • From April 20th, we will set less work each week, but will include optional 'Arrow Tasks' if students are managing the workload. Mr Knipe will confirm after the Easter weekend, the arrangements (from April 20th) of which subjects will be set each week, the format of the work and how long students should spend on each.

The overview of the work set for Year 7 to 9 can be found on the website: http://www.liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk/students/work-during-school-closure. As previously mentioned establishing a routine is strongly recommended. An example of a possible timetable is also available on the same page of the website.

Access to IT

Everyone’s access to IT, a broadband connection and other resources vary and we recognise that there are no simple options and answers to home learning.  We also recognise that some families may not have a laptop, PC or tablet to use at home.  Unfortunately, our resources are also limited but we are looking at the possibility of loaning some devices. I will update you about this as soon as possible.

'Home Learning' not 'Home Schooling'

We also recognise that most parents are not teachers and many of you have other commitments making the challenge of home learning more difficult. Please remember that you are not expected to be 'home schooling' your children. If you can help, encourage or facilitate in anyway then great, but the students should be taking responsibility for their learning where possible. Our teachers are on hand via email to help if needed. Please encourage your child to contact us, if unsure.

Home Learning Supplement

Please find below an updated list of great activities that your child or children could do to keep busy during these difficult times. Many thanks to Ms Kelly and Mr Knipe for pulling all these together.

GCSE, BTEC, AS and A Level Grades

I wrote to parents of students in Years 11 to 13 last Friday giving an update on the arrangements for awarding grades. We are still waiting to hear about the arrangements for other technical qualifications, but expect the process to be very similar. As soon as we hear, we'll let you know.

Please can I ask that parents and carers do not contact the school to discuss the grades or the ranking that we will have been asked to input - we are not allowed to share this information. We also must base our judgements on the evidence we have. Can I therefore politely request that parents/carers don't contact us to give their opinion about the grades they believe their child deserves.

A few students and their parents have been asking about leaving ceremonies and events such as the prom.  It is very much our intention to fully celebrate and recognise our students leaving in Years 11-13 when we can, and to reschedule the Prom when we are able to. 

I do hope you are keeping well and positive.  Thank you for your support.

Best wishes,

Alex Lingard

Home Learning Supplement vol.4

 

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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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