Messages from the Head

Weekly updates

Term-time messages from the Head and Head of Prep can be viewed in our weekly Bulletins.

A Letter from the Head, SLT and Chaplain

Published: 19.03.21

“In our bulletin last week, we thanked the pupils, including from our Amnesty group, who, on the day we returned to on-site learning, helped us reflect on the importance of International Women’s Day, and of choosing to challenge prejudice. It was a theme taken up in Tutorials across last week and is integral to the education offered at Truro School. One week later, the importance of the issues raised have been amplified following the murder of Sarah Everard. Aggression, violence, intimidation, and the harassment of women or girls, are abhorrent and have no place in a civilized, modern society.”

Click the link below to read the letter.

Happy St. Piran’s Day

“My message today is very brief, after a week of many words in writing. In so much as today marks an end, Monday is a beginning. We will balance the excitement of this with the ongoing need to be careful, and I look forward to that greatly.” 

Mr A Johnson, Head


“It is now time for us to support the pupils back into the classroom physically, educationally, socially, and emotionally, which we are fully committed to doing. Please do look through the various support documents provided in today’s bulletin guiding you initially through next week’s plans, with more to follow for the week after. Thank you once again for your support and patience, in so many ways, over the last days and weeks.”



“Today, I choose to look ahead, with confidence… I am confident of the pupils’ exciting futures, therefore, but also for our school. We are fortunate to be part of and backed by the wider Methodist Independent Schools Trust, with its collective wisdom, experience and resources.”

“You are central to all that we do, we miss you on site and we look forward to welcoming you back just as soon as we can.”

Mr Johnson reflects on confidence in his weekly address.

COURAGE 05.02.21

“The courage I urge us all to have now is to know that some uncertainty is okay and that it doesn’t stop us believing in the personal or collective journeys we are on… I am deeply proud of the courage being shown by all in this community amidst that uncertainty.

“My challenge for you this week, therefore, is to be like the lion from the Wizard of Oz, and to realise all the ways in which you are already being so resilient and courageous, because you are.”

Mr Johnson reflects on courage during this week’s video message.



“To be compassionate is to champion the needs of others. Empathy is a start, where we seek to understand the feelings or situations of others. But compassion is more, it is about choosing to act on that understanding.”

Mr Johnson reflects on compassion in his weekly address.



“This week, I want to reflect on creativity. I am going to start by sharing with you what I think is one of the most important skills you can ever learn, the skill of knowing what to do, when you don’t know what to do.” 

Mr Johnson reflects on creativity in his weekly address.

CURIOSITY 15.01.21


This week’s message from the Head reflects upon ‘curiosity’, introducing the plans for the additional lockdown opportunities designed to stimulate curiosity and an enjoyment of learning during lockdown, emphasising the importance of curiosity as a driver of understanding, and challenging pupils to ‘choose to be curious’.

The Truro School Identity

Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.

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