Here you will find a selection of documents and guides to help you and your child during this period. Please note, this is a summary page only and important information and updates will be sent to parents directly, via email.
14.01.2022 As we are quite used to, Covid regulations nationally have changed again this week in regard to isolation periods. To support you therefore, we have produced a flow chart to simplify expected responses to any positive Lateral Flow test from Monday 17 January. It is available on the link below.
On-line learning is available for pupils who are feeling well but unable to attend school for Covid related reasons. Once we receive notification of pupil absence due to a positive Covid result the form tutor will contact home to check on the pupil’s wellbeing and establish if they will be joining on-line learning. Class teachers will be notified of a pupil’s absence and, where requested, will invite the pupil to join on-line learning through their class TEAM 48 hours from notification of this absence. If you wish to discuss on-line learning for your child, please contact your child’s tutor or Head of Year.
Miss E Mitchell Director of Teaching and Learning
14.09.21 Vaccinations for 12-15 year olds
Truro School is aware of the government announcement regarding vaccinations for 12-15 year olds. We are keeping a close eye on the guidance as it emerges this week.
The School will facilitate and support individual choice in regard to any vaccination programme designed for 12-15 year olds. We will encourage them, with their families, to make their own, informed, choices, and personal choice will be respected by all within our mutually supportive community. The school will exert no pressure on any individual either to have or not to have the vaccine, therefore.
We will follow the same consent process as we do for the flu vaccination. Parents will be contacted in due course.
We continue to ask that you consider whether you can contact us by phone or email to avoid physically visiting site. However if you do need to visit us, then please be aware of the following precautions that are in place:
Please pre arrange your appointment with the relevant member of staff.
Please be aware that face coverings are in use in internal areas, if you have an exemption please let us know.
It would be preferable if you can carry out a self-test prior to arriving on site, which are freely available from the following link COVID-19 home testing kits now easier to order – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Or we can provide a test kit on arrival should you wish to complete one here, please be aware results take 30 minutes.
Please report to reception when you first arrive to sign in and the usual arrival procedures will be followed
This summary page is an evolving guide to the Senior School documents shared via this web page to support remote education during the current lockdown.
Please click on the document name to view:
|2||Online Acceptable Use Policy (Pupils)||This link is to a form that sets out our expectations for safe and constructive pupil use of technology during associated with school time and the school community. It is a requirement that each child and parent has reviewed this document and agreed to its terms via the link, please.
If you or your child are uncertain over whether an action of theirs or a peer is acceptable, please do also refer to this form for guidance.
|3||Remote Learning and Teaching||This document summarises the expectations the School has both for how pupils engage with online learning, and how teachers are to communicate, plan and deliver high quality remote academic education.|
|3.1||Remote Education Parental QA Summary||Summary of Q and As from Parental evening – Making the most of Remote Learning 20210120|
|3.2||Remote Education Parental QA Slides||Powerpoint presentation delivered to parents 20210120|
|3.3||Enhanced Academic Opportunities and Enrichment||Summary of additional optional academic opportunities that are being offered or will become available.|
|3.4||Subject and Year Group Specific Academic Enrichment||In this document, we outline the additional opportunities open to students beyond that provided within their lessons by subject; our ‘supra-curricular’ lockdown enrichment. They are optional to allow for each student’s personal
situation in lockdown.
|4||Pastoral Care, Wellbeing and Safeguarding||This document summarises the expectations the School has both for how pupils engage with online pastoral care, and how teachers are to communicate, plan and deliver high quality wellbeing and safeguarding support.|
|4.1||Enhanced Pastoral Care||Summary of enhanced lockdown pastoral provision|
|5||Co-Curriculum||This document summarises the expectations the School has both for how pupils engage with our remote co-curriculum, and how teachers are to communicate, plan and deliver a high-quality remote co-curriculum.|
|6||Boarding||This document summarises the way our Boarding community will operate for those Boarders who are on-site during the period of lockdown.|
|7||Learning Support and Inclusion||This document summarises the expectations the School has surrounding teacher/pupil partnership, communication, and support to ensure pupils with learning support or EAL needs continue to be able to engage, study and progress in their education remotely with obstacles to equal access identified and removed so far as is reasonably possible.|
|8||Communications and Partnership with Parents and Guardians||Summary of enhanced communication channels offered during lockdown.|
|9||Community Engagement during Lockdown||This is an evolving document that will list and encourage ways in which the School community is and can continue to support the wider community around us at this time. If you are aware of any news or information that can be added to this list, please do contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
The documents are also available to view using the following links:
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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Curiosity to always want to discover and learn more, academically and more widely too.
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.
Compassion to understand and champion the needs of others, in our community and beyond.
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.
Confidence to build resilience by learning from both successes and failures alike.
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.
Creativity to be imaginative in how we express ourselves and approach new challenges.
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.
Courage to enjoy becoming the very best of who we are, with integrity and ambition.
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.