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Headteacher Letter to Parents/Carers - 9.2.24

Dear parents, carers and families

It has been a pleasure to welcome parents and visitors to the school over the past few weeks. We have hosted a number of Progress Evenings and a range of parent events in this busy half term.  We are delighted that we continue to receive positive feedback about the warmth and positivity of the school and the politeness and excellent focus of students. We are so proud of all of our students and the contribution they make to such a positive school community. If you would like to book an appointment for a tour of the school, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We are keen to keep gathering parent voice and sharing the work we are doing. Please come along to our Parent Information Evenings where I provide a summary of our strategic development plans for the year and an opportunity to participate in a parents’ steering group. The next evening is planned for Tuesday, 19th March, which will be confirmed closer to the time.

Another way of becoming involved in the school is to join our governing body, which meet termly to go through all aspects of the school business and activities.  Please see details below about what becoming a school governor would involve.  If this is of interest to you, please contact our Clerk to Governors, Mrs K Williams, via email to:

A reminder that the school is closed to students on Monday, 19th February for INSET and we look forward to welcoming students back on Tuesday, 20th February.

May I wish you all a very happy and enjoyable half term.

Yours sincerely

Dan Wendon



Liskeard School and Community College currently has vacancies on its Local Governing Committee. We would like to recruit volunteers to fill these positions.

Governors are responsible for the strategic direction of the school, for holding the school accountable for meeting its strategic targets and for ensuring that the school achieves value-for-money in the services it receives and provides. Governors do not have any role or responsibility in the day to day running or management of the school.

What are we looking for?

There is no standard set of skills or qualifications for being a School Governor. The most important qualifications you can bring to the role are an interest in improving the educational opportunities and outcomes for all of the children in the school, whatever their backgrounds and needs; and the time and commitment to be able to visit the school and attend meetings.

A wide range of different knowledge and experience is always helpful to the Local Governing Committee. Perhaps you have some financial experience, or you have managed people. Maybe you are a proficient IT user, you are good with data, or you have had to negotiate value for money in your work life. All of these are helpful, but there are lots of training opportunities available for governors. So, it is more important that you are willing to learn.

What’s in it for me?

School Governors are volunteers and so these positions are unpaid. However, this is a great opportunity to work at a high level and contribute to the strategic leadership of the school. Experience of governorship and the training opportunities it provides can be helpful in many careers and walks of life.

This is also a good way to contribute to the opportunities and experiences of the students in the school and to help the wider community.  Most importantly, many school governors really enjoy it!

Who can apply?

We have vacancies for two different sorts of governor at the moment: both parent and co-opted.

Only a parent or carer with responsibility for a student in Liskeard School can apply to become a parent governor. The student can be in any year group between Year 7 and Year 13. It does not matter if your child is going to leave the school soon. Once you have been appointed as a parent governor you can remain on the Committee for four years.

Any interested adult can apply to become a co-opted governor. So, if you know a grandparent, aunt or uncle or other family member, friend or neighbour who might be interested in volunteering then please do let them know about this opportunity