Lismore - "an lios mor" takes its name from the ancient fort which lies within the school campus.
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YEAR 8 Thursday 16th March 2017 (from 9.30am in the Senior Gym Hall)
YEAR 9 Thursday 16th March 2017
YEAR 10 To be confirmed
YEAR 11 Thursday 13th April 2017 (from 10am in the Senior Gym Hall)
Please Note: Location = Senior Gym Hall *Start - 15.45pm Finish - 17.45pm*
eSafety is not just about technology – it is also about people and their actions. Technology provides new learning opportunities, online collaboration, anytime anywhere learning and communication, but at the same time can provide additional opportunities for students to access material they shouldn’t, or be treated by others inappropriately.
Lismore has adopted a whole-school approach to e-safety ensuring that all teaching and non-teaching staff can recognise and are aware
of eSafety issues. The senior leadership and eSafety team make this a priority across all areas of the school, and are committed to training, the development of policies, and can demonstrate a straightforward consistent approach when tackling an incident.
Draft eSafety Policy
Our Extended Schools programme includes a range of interests from Digital Imaging, to cookery Club, from making Garden Furniture to working with Textiles, from gardening to e-Twinning, some of which are also open to parents and primary school pupils. Click on the link below to view the details of our Extended Schools programme.
13th October 2016
To ensure consistency in our assessment practices we are introducing a new system of assessment which was piloted last year.
Standard tests have been introduced across all three Key Stages to enable us to gauge the progress of students across each year group. Key dates in relation to standard tests are set out in the table below.
In addition to this, depending on the Key Stage, two or three other Tracking Assessments will be conducted and entered onto the class mark sheet which will be tracked against the targets set for your child at the start of the academic year. This will enable the class teacher to monitor progress against the target set. Column 2 indicates the date when teachers have to electronically record results. The tests therefore will take place prior to this date. Interim Reports will be forwarded to parents after each Tracking Assessment. Whilst those students who are entitled to access arrangements will have this facility in place for external and Summer examinations, we are unfortunately unable to provide this service at other times in the assessment process.
Numeracy - My Maths
MyMaths provides a fully interactive online learning resource suitable for all ages and abilities right up to A-Level, and can be accessed 24/7 from school, home, or even when on holiday.
Literacy - Rapid Reading
The Rapid Plus online software is an easy, innovative way for students to practise their reading skills independently, helping to build fluency and improve comprehension
Allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
* Braille question papers.
In this way Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make 'reasonable adjustments'.
A Newcomer is a student for whom English is an Additional Language and they have not yet developed the English Language skills to fully access the curriculum. These pupils are supported by all staff. Additional support is provided by the EAL co-ordinator, EAL teacher/ support staff and the Senior Leadership Team.
Lismore is committed to providing for Newcomer Students. They receive additional support to ensure they fully integrate into our school community, so that they can fulfil their potential.
Additional support strategies in place for Newcomer Students include:
· Additional induction procedures
· Extra Literacy lessons with support staff
· Support from learning assistants in the classroom
· Opportunities for pupils to gain qualifications in English language
· Opportunities for pupils to take exams in their home language
· Exam concessions
· Development of English Language monitored
· After school clubs
· Use of Interpreters for communicating with Parents
· Support from appropriate external agencies
Small Group Support for literacy and numeracy
* Reading partnership
* Phonics based programmes
* Ipads for statemented students with SPLD and Visually Impaired
* Year 13 Classroom Support
* Dyslexia and ASD support groups
* Specialist teacher to support students with Dyslexia/SPLD
* Specialist teacher to test students who have learning needs and to test for
Links with Autism Advisory Intervention Service, Educational Psychology, the Behavioural Support Team and the Sensory Support Team
Student Parent Learning Facility
This new facility enables the school to develop greater links with both parents and the local community by providing after-school and evening classes. Pupils will also benefit from this state-of-the-art resource, as additional support will be available for the development of literacy, numeracy and ICT.
Parent support classes commencing in May 2015
Additional Needs and Support in Year 8 Wednesday 20th May
Social Media and Internet Safety Wednesday 27th May
Behaviour Management and
Managing Emotions Wednesday 3rd June
Literacy Support Wednesday 10th June
Numeracy Support Wednesday 17th June
All Classes run from 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Our student are very willing and engaged in fundraising for charities
which support people with disabilities in the community. In 2015, we supported Downs and Proud and the RNIB.
Two of our visually impaired students were involved in an RNIBNI book launch and presented a cheque to RNIBNI from cake and bun sales in school.
Our award winning alternative youth club
(Winner of Pride of Craigavon award 2015)
Spark Club is available to the entire Craigavon area and meets the needs of young people who may need more individualised support.
Local artists and disability coaches host a range of interactive workshops. Some of our Y13 and Y14 students are volunteers.
The club runs every second Thursday from 6.30 - 8pm in the junior side.
Learning Support Area
. Quiet time for students at break and lunchtime
. Develop social skills and communication skills
. Anime Club
. Computer games
. Board and card games
Navy blazer with school badge
Navy v-neck pullover
Knee length grey skirt, two pleats front and back or plain black trousers
(school designated only)
School tie (navy, white and green)
School scarf (optional)
Plain black sturdy shoes
Black tights or white socks (tights are compulsory between Halloween and Easter)