Following my communications earlier this week I am writing to you all with the details of how we plan to carry out the testing in advance of School restarting on the 8 March. At the outset, may I reassure you all that testing will be one of many covid mitigations we have in place for the remainder of this term, the full range of which will be communicated to you all next week.
We are also pleased that the needs of our boarding community have been included in the DfE guidance, and we have included a specific section for boarders in this communication.
Mr Andy Johnson
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.
|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|
|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. 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.