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Student Leadership

We are convinced that the development of leadership skills is a vital element in the education of young people. By leadership we mean the ability to plan, carry out and evaluate activities or events with and for others. The world is now so competitive and changing so rapidly that many of our young people will need to lead in order to earn a good living. At the very least, everyone needs to be a leader in order to carry out family responsibilities.

We provide a large number of high quality leadership opportunities. To find out more, please speak to Mr Downes who oversees student leadership across the whole school.

Further examples of leadership roles are highlighted below.

Peer Mentors

What is a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors are older students who provide advice, support and a friendly listening ear to younger students.

What does being a Peer Mentor at Liskeard School involve?

Peer Mentors are given full training on all the aspects of the role in the Summer Term. They then play a key role in Year 6 Induction Day and Evening, welcoming students, showing them and their parents around the school, answering questions and generally helping them feel at home. This may also involve visiting Year 6 students in their own school.

From September onwards Peer Mentors are out and about in Year 7 areas at break and lunch, wearing bright yellow jumpers, answering questions and being a friendly face! Some Peer Mentors even get to accompany Year 7 on their trip to Porthpean!

Each Peer Mentor is attached to a particular Year 7 tutor group and attend Year 7 tutor period to help and support as required.

Peer Mentors are there to listen to students’ problems and anxieties for the whole academic year. This could involve anything from helping a Year 7 student organise their homework to comforting them because of something that has happened at home. All Peer Mentors are given Child Protection training to help them deal with any scenario they may come across.

What commitment do Peer Mentors need to make?

To attend:

  • The Peer Mentor Training Day
  • Year 6 Induction Evening
  • Year 7 Parents’ Evening
  • To spend one tutor period a week with their allocated Year 7 tutor group.
  • To give up break and lunchtimes, particularly in the Autumn Term to ensure Year 7 settle in well.

What qualities would I need to have to be a Peer Mentor?

  • A big smile!
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to form relationships
  • Confidence
  • Enthusiasm
  • Trustworthiness
  • Empathy
  • Ability to be supportive

Which year group do I need to be in to apply?

Year 8

How many positions are available?


How do I apply?

Download an application form here. Email it to or print it out and give it into Reception.



Our Eco-council is driving forward the Green Charter in our school. 

What is the Eco-Council?

The Eco-Council is a group of students interested in ‘green issues’. We come up with ways to help save the environment.

What does being an Eco-Council member at Liskeard School involve?

Running eco-campaigns, coming up with new ideas to help the school save energy, making the student body aware of environmental issues, discussion of environmental issues, fund raising and much more.

What commitment do Eco-Council members need to make?

We meet regularly. Sometimes we take part in fundraising events after school. We also present our ideas in assemblies, to the Headteacher and the governors.

What qualities would I need to have to be a member?

Friendly, reliable, able to work with people of all ages, open minded and of course passionate about environmental issues.

Which year group do I need to be in to apply?

Everyone is welcome from Year 7 to 13.

How many positions are available?

There’s room for everyone! (Currently there are 25 of us.)

How do I apply?

Just email or speak to TBC in the first instance.

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