Senior School Headmaster’s Blog

The Head of Truro School’s latest blog updates

Headmaster’s Blog: 5 June 2019

June 5, 2019

With our 5th Year and Upper Sixth students on study leave and in the midst of public exams, and the rest of the school gearing up for end of year internal assessments next week, the school was eerily quiet yesterday as I showed around a visiting headteacher. Plenty of studious activity as we popped our heads into various...

Headmaster’s Blog: 18 March 2019

March 18, 2019

It was a rare treat to attend the recital of nationally renowned bass baritone Darren Jeffery which took place in the chapel on Thursday evening. Darren was with us to give a masterclass to some of our students, and to bring our school Singing Week to a memorable...

Headmaster’s Blog: 25 January 2019

January 25, 2019

Despite the infamous line from one of our senior politicians that “people in this country have had enough of experts”, it was a real pleasure to host a visit from Mike Nicholson last...

Headmaster’s Blog: 15 January 2019

January 15, 2019

The wellbeing of the girls and boys in our care is underpinned by the notion of balance.  Among other things, this means that the educational experiences we offer must protect them from the grip of exam...

Headmaster’s Blog: 19 November 2018

November 19, 2018

New York City, the setting for the original West Side Story musical, has picked up various nicknames over the years....

Headmaster’s Blog: 10 November 2018

November 10, 2018

Our school Remembrance service on Friday was a thoughtful, dignified and moving tribute to all men and women who have given their lives to defend...

Headmaster’s Blog: 2 October 2018

October 2, 2018

In my Headmaster’s assembly on Friday, I spoke to our pupils about an alarming article I recently read about the UK drugs trade....

Headmaster’s Blog: 17 September 2018

September 17, 2018

On Friday we had our first Headmaster's assembly of the...

Headmaster’s Blog: 17 August 2018

August 17, 2018

A Level results day is always somewhat of an emotional rollercoaster; even the most resilient are a little nervous, and this applies to students, their parents and their teachers alike....

Headmaster’s Blog: 26 March 2018

March 26, 2018

As Easter fast approaches, our students have been achieving some spectacular successes across so many areas of school...

Headmaster’s Blog: 5 March 2018

March 5, 2018

As the Beast from the East met up with Storm Emma from the South, bringing Cornwall to a standstill, I have had a couple of days in my study thinking, reading and writing.  One interesting essay I read analysed why people seem reluctant to change their minds even when the evidence for their original opinion is shown to be...

Headmaster Reflects on the Inaugural Truro School Sports Dinner

February 5, 2018

On Friday night a bit of history was made as we gathered at the Headland Hotel for our inaugural Sports Dinner....

Headmaster’s Blog: 22 January 2018

January 22, 2018

Headmaster’s Blog: 30 November 2017

November 30, 2017

This morning we hosted the Bank of England’s SW quarterly inflation briefing in our Burrell Theatre. The wonderful set used last week in our major production The Snow Queen was still in...

Headmaster’s View on Latest Exam Results

August 25, 2017

With the dust settling after A Level and GCSE results days, I am enjoying reflecting on what great things our students have achieved....

Headmaster’s View on Latest A-Level Results

August 17, 2017

I am very proud of our sixth form students who are today enjoying the fruits of their terrific efforts over the last two years....

Headmaster’s Blog: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

I recently listened to a talk by Dr Simon Walker who is conducting some pioneering research into measuring and improving the impact of education on the developing minds of children. He spoke about the lens through which government looks at education which is focused on the three issues of employability, mental health and social mobility. Each of these issues faces respective challenges from Brexit, NHS funding constraints and social...

Headmaster’s Blog: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

Having not inspected another school for a few years, I have now done two in a month. I was away for two days this week conducting a Regulatory Compliance Inspection of a day and boarding school in the South West. As ever, I find these visits a great source of professional development as we keep our eyes on our mission to be a beacon of inclusive...

Headmaster’s Blog: 16 March 2017

March 16, 2017

I was recently invited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate to visit another school in the South West as a member of a nine strong team of inspectors. It is always a privilege to ‘look under the bonnet’ of other schools in the HMC group and to talk to students about school life and the care they receive. I look forward to reading the final report of the fine school that I...

Headmaster’s Blog – 30 January 2017

January 30, 2017