Monday 11th July at 7.00 pm at Truro School
Rachel Vaughan attended Truro School as a Music and Academic Scholar from 1991-1998. After school Rachel completed a BA (hons) degree in English Literature and Music at Cardiff University followed by a PGCE at Bristol University. After 8 years working as a teacher and housemistress at Colston's School in Bristol, Rachel returned to Truro School as an English teacher and later Head of Year. After having her 2 children with husband, Guy, also a former pupil, Rachel returned to work part-time and now combines English teaching with the role of Mentor to the Girl Choristers of Truro Cathedral and her own busy musical life. Rachel recently completed a Master's degree in Shakespeare and Education at the Shakespeare Institute and is passionate about introducing young people to the theatre. Rachel's 2 children, Trystan and Jennifer, attend Truro Prep School.
Jonathan joined English China Clays following A-levels on an industrial training programme and qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1986. He provided financial input to a number of businesses and travelled extensively within Europe and USA. Leaving in 1997 he joined Cornwall Care for 4 years but it wasn't long before he went back to the mineral world joining Goonvean Holdings Ltd in 2001 where he is now Managing Director. Jonathan is married to Fiona and they have 2 children Matt CO08 and Amy CO13. He is a keen cyclist and walker.
Gerald was born in Redruth and was a pupil at Truro School. He has spent his life in engineering, both civil and military. Having obtained an MSc at Southampton University in Irrigation and Land Drainage he has worked for international consulting engineers. Amongst other things he has been involved with dams, river training schemes in Pakistan and Bangladesh and the Thames Tidal Flood Defences. Since retiring to Cornwall he has spent much of his time sailing and skiing in the Americas.
Nancy Kenward (nee Channell) attended Truro School Sixth Form 1994-96, and after graduating from Exeter University in 1999, joined a Graduate Management Scheme with an American-owned car rental company, where she managed two offices in the south-west of England. After spending six months travelling in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia in 2002, she returned home to work for a recruitment agency in Truro and Plymouth.
Nancy completed her PGCE at Marjons University, Plymouth, in 2007, and returned to Truro School as a teacher of Geography, History and Business in the same year. During her time at Truro School she has also been a House Mistress at Poltisco, chaired the Charity Committee and worked as a House Tutor at both Malvern and Pentreve. In 2014 she became Head of Careers, and since 2019 she has held a professional Careers Adviser qualification and is a member of the CDI.
Christopher attended Truro School between 1969 and 1975 leaving to follow a career in Telecommunications with Post Office Telecommunications latterly British Telecom plc at Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station. He specialised in television services originally and latterly in Data Integrity and Distribution for Mobile and Aeronautical Services. He took early retirement in the late 2000’s and recently has been involved in heritage work at the site. His other interests beyond Truro School include being a member of the National Trust. In addition he is an officer of Tregolls Probus Club. He also is engaged with Committee work with the Friends of Truro Cathedral. He also volunteers at the Cathedral primarily preparing rotas for recital stewarding and Sunday services at which he also occasionally reads.