Senior School Headmaster’s Blog

The Head of Truro School’s latest blog updates

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

Headmaster’s Blog: 19 January 2017

January 19, 2017

With the UK university application deadline just past, it has struck me once again just what an impressive and knowledgeable team of teachers we have providing guidance to our...

Headmaster’s Blog: 15 December 2016

December 15, 2016

Truro School Broadcast Services completed the fitting out of their live-streaming truck just in time for last week's wonderful Nine Lessons and Carols service at Truro Cathedral....

Headmaster’s Blog: 29 November 2016

November 29, 2016

After such an action packed week at school, I have enjoyed a day of challenging discussion but also the chance to reflect on what an impressive bunch of students we are blessed with. I suspect that the cast and crew of Fiddler on the Roof are rather at the end of an epic and are coming back to earth with a bit of a bump....

Headmaster’s Blog: 25 November 2016

November 25, 2016

It’s been a busy start to the second half of our Autumn Term and life is showing no sign of slowing down. Our annual school production, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, launched this week, and with tickets for all four nights sold out, it’s certainly been eagerly anticipated....