Following a rigorous recruitment process, the governing body of Liskeard School and Community College is delighted to appoint the school's current Deputy Head, Mr Alex Lingard, to the role of Head Teacher. Mr Lingard has been instrumental in the rapid improvements seen at the school and is highly respected by governors, staff, students, parents and the wider community. Chair of Governors, Mrs Davina Finch, said, 'The governing body has every confidence that Mr Lingard will build on the school's current success and continue the improvement journey leading to even better outcomes for our young people."

Mr Lingard has been a deputy head in two large schools, both of which have achieved their greatest successes whilst he has been on their senior leadership teams. Most of his teaching career has been in London until coming to take up the deputy headship at Liskeard in January 2011.  

Mrs Bryant is absolutely delighted with the appointment. 'Alex Lingard is a man of personal integrity and is an inspiration to work with. He shares the same passionate belief that the local school should be the natural first choice for parents and their children, because it provides them with the very best education available and not just because it is the nearest school to where they live. I know that I leave the school in very safe hands.'

Mrs Finch said, ‘Over the seven years that Donna Bryant has led the school, we have seen the school go from strength to strength with improving results at both GCSE and A level thanks to what the OfSTED inspectors called her "unrelenting pursuit of improvements to raise standards.”  That means that because of her leadership more and more young people from this community are able to get the good jobs they aspire to or go on to the University of their choice. Mrs Bryant also led us into the Co-operative Trust which is helping us to build closer links with our partner primary schools and a whole range of businesses and community groups in and around Liskeard, based on the values of mutual co-operation and teamwork.  I have hugely valued her single-minded determination that our children and young people deserve the best and wish her well as she moves to Helston Community College to take on a new challenge in the largest school in Cornwall."

The governing body wish to thank members of the community who helped with the interview process.

Mrs Bryant continues in post until the end of the August when she will celebrate the summer exam results with students before handing the baton over to Mr Lingard.


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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
PL14 3EA

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