Headmaster’s Blog Monday 3 March 2014

Nick Clegg, Deputy PM, was out and about this week talking about the importance of all students getting the best possible careers advice.


From my point of view, he is preaching to the converted, and we continue to develop and expand the guidance we are giving. This term, my study has been the venue for a series of themed Business Lunches, targeted at 5th Year and Lower Sixth students. Yesterday’s lunch, the sixth in the series, focused on Engineering and Mining.  It was great to see attendance dominated by a group of sparky 5th year girls who have serious plans in this area.  One of the consistent messages highlighted by our industry experts has been the importance of building a CV that demonstrates interest, initiative and the progressive accumulation of life skills in readiness for the world of work. All good schools or Colleges should guide students to a fine set of A Levels. It’s making sure that the rest of the CV tells the right story which gives us the opportunity to stand apart.


Our Sixth Form team and new Head of Careers have put together a Truro School Careers Convention that should not be missed.  On Wednesday 5th March in the Old Sports Hall pupils and parents in the 3rd Year and above are welcome to drop in any time from 5.30pm to 8.00pm.  There are complimentary pasties on offer to keep the wolf from the door for those students who plan to wait at school for parents to arrive.  Please check the weekly bulletin for details.


Locryn Williams, our 1st XV rugby captain, has been selected for the England U18 rugby team. This is a great honour for him and for our school which is richly deserved. Our fencers continue to excel and Maria and Caitlin who are now part of the GB U17 Women’s Fencing Sabre Team finished 5th in Europe in last week’s international.  It was good to see the weather clear so that some football could be played this weekend. We hosted teams from Shebbear College, a sister school in the Methodist Independent Schools Trust. The U14s in particular were showing of some silky skills as they ran away 5-0 winners.


The confidence and talent on show last week at the Charity Concerts was terrific. From heavy metal to harp our pupils continue to demonstrate that music at Truro School is in rude health!


Having just returned from the annual ski trip, the irrepressible Mr Nicholas tells me that places for next year’s Easter trip to the States are going fast.


Andrew Gordon-Brown