Date Posted... Sep 25th 2023




From Student to Teacher: Isobel Dennett CO19

It was fantastic to welcome back Isobel who returned to School recently to undertake teacher training practice as part of her PGCE which she is studying for with the University of Exeter. Isobel shared with us her reflections on the experience back at her old school and what her PGCE currently entails.

“Having embarked on the path of pursuing my PGCE, I couldn’t be more thrilled to return to the place that played a pivotal role in shaping my educational journey.

My journey thus far has been enriched by my experiences in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision settings. The challenges and rewards of working with students in these diverse and challenging environments have fuelled my passion for SEND and educational psychology, with my passion for psychology originating during my time in Sixth Form (2017-2019).

I have observed and worked closely with some 1st Year students during their first week transitioning into secondary education, I am reminded of the excitement and uncertainties faced during this pivotal time, having been in their very shoes just over 10 years ago.

Being back at Truro School has been a heart-warming experience, reconnecting with familiar teachers who once nurtured my own growth, and meeting new enthusiastic educators. It reaffirms my belief that Truro School is not just a place of learning but a welcoming community where students and staff alike thrive; I am grateful to have been welcomed back so enthusiastically, and once again provided with a platform to continue my educational and professional journey.”

Mrs Mitchell (Assistant Head: Teaching and Learning) also took time to share some words about Isobel’s time back at School:

“It was wonderful to welcome back Isobel, a former pupil, recently ahead of her starting a Primary Education PGCE at the University of Exeter later this month.  Each academic year, Truro School provides placements for trainee teachers to support their professional journey into a career in education. Here Isobel shares her experience of returning to Truro School and working alongside our 1st Year pupils.”