We have been hugely grateful over the years for the help and assistance our Old Truronians, former and current parents have given in support of our careers programme.
Truro School Connected connects Sixth Form students, Old Truronians, current and former members of the Truro School Community to assist them with careers advice, guidance, work placement opportunities and networking links.
A network for life, one that not only our Sixth Form but also Old Truronians have access to a network of contacts across the globe who can, in partnership with Truro School, assist and advise them in their future career planning.
This programme has many facets to it – for example our younger OT’s continue to seek advice and mentoring from members of Truro School Connected whilst at the same time offering their own advice about their university course to those in school about to make their first big decision.
We appreciate that not everybody is able to visit the school to chat to our students about their career paths but there are other very important areas in which you can help us, if you are happy to do so. Any one of the following would be of huge assistance to Sixth Form students and recent alumni deciding on their future career paths.
Maybe you could help in one, some or all of the ways listed:
Attend the Truro School Connected London or Bristol Networking event?
The London Networking event (October each year) has become hugely successful in bringing together alumni who can provide useful links and invaluable advice. From 2019-20, we will be introducing a Bristol Networking event which will run in the same way. These events are also just an enjoyable evening catching up with fellow OT’s over a drink.
Offer informal careers advice to students and recent alumni who are looking for guidance in their choice of career and how to succeed in the world of work once they graduate?
This could be: in school, over the telephone or video-conferencing.
Host a table at one of our business lunches?
Every term, we welcome alumni back to speak and share their career experiences with students. Your careers insights can make all the difference to students struggling to identify the right career for them or to those applying to work in your field.
Post-18 Option Days?
Students take part in our Post-18 Option Days where they get the opportunity to meet a range of entrepreneurs and high-profile visitors from leading businesses and universities. With a multitude of talks and seminars going on at the same time, they can dip into the sessions that interest them specifically, gaining first-hand insight from those at the top.
Offer an internship, work shadowing opportunity or small group visit to your place of work?
These meaningful employer experiences can provide students with a brilliant insight into what it is like to work in a particular sector, job role or company.
Conduct mock interviews?
These help students practice their interview techniques and is enormously beneficial in preparation for university or the world of work.
Review a CV?
As an employer knowing exactly what skills your industry is looking for, you could give vital tips to a young person applying for their first or second job.
Represent your career at our biennial Careers Fair? Students from the 3rd Year upwards attend. You could dispel the myths, promote the highlights and advise on useful GCSE, A-Levels and Degree courses and other specific skills required.
Become a University Rep?
As an undergraduate you can provide top tips to students about your university or provide a “Welcome” to OT’s joining.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri, (to be rather than to seem to be) captures the essence of our identity. From Nursery right through to Sixth Form the Truro School Community shares the same values and approach to education which help to shape our identity. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual. Click on the links below to find out more.
DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AT EVERY LEVEL
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
To inspire creativity, ignite imaginations and help each pupil to find and fully develop his or her talents.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
DEVELOPING PUPILS WHO ARE AT EASE WITH THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
To forge pupil characters and ambition through challenges and opportunities.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.
DEVELOPING STUDENTS WHO RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN WAY OF THINKING
Because we encourage pupils towards a personally developed life philosophy. Underlying all that we do is a solid foundation based on the ethos and values of Christianity. We nurture and challenge each individual child in a caring environment that is inclusive, enjoys the diversity within our School Community and beyond, and supports a genuine desire to question what we see and what we know.