This week’s message from Andrew Gordon-Brown focuses on mental health week and urges everyone to ‘be kind’ to themselves as well as everyone else.
Headmaster, Andrew Gordon-Brown addresses the pupils and parents with this weekly video message.
“At the core of our pastoral care is the important relationships we have with our pupils and parents and, from the beginning, our tutor teams have been determined to hold onto their links with their tutor groups. The miles between each tutor group seem to disappear every morning at 8.45 when they come together as a group to check in with each other, share news and work through any concerns. But most importantly, to have some fun and enjoy being in each other’s company.”
With the A Level and GCSE course consolidation scheduled to end this week, we are pleased to share the details of our academic enhancement and enrichment programmes for the summer term, to commence on Monday 4th May.
“Is being stuck at home as good as being at school? No. Has everything worked perfectly? No. Does this remote learning approach work equally well for all pupils? No. Have together we made remarkable progress. Very definitely, yes. It’s fair to say that our teachers, who are a talented and generous bunch at the best of times, have really risen to this challenge, as have you.”
“Well virtual school has started. I guess it was inevitable really that we heard the news yesterday that we are confined to at least another three weeks of staying at home so that we help the NHS and save lives. None of us wanted this and Truro School is not the same without all of you, but I am proud of the way our pupils and teachers have stepped up to make the most of the situation. Being the hard-wired optimist that I am, I see this time as an opportunity to innovate, to develop new skills and to engage with new things.”
In case you missed it…
On Wednesday, Ms Patterson welcomed the community ‘back to school’ with her beginning of term assembly.
“In truth this is unlike any term any of us have ever experienced… and we have had to collectively and rather rapidly design a new system for school within the framework of this different set of priorities. I could not be prouder of the way colleagues and pupils alike have adapted in a really short space of time.”
“My overwhelming experience as the Headmaster of Truro School is that I lead a community in the true sense of the word. We are a group of pupils, staff, family and friends who look out for one another and who seem to have a reservoir of endless acts of kindness and generosity. I am very proud of the whole school community and the way they have responded over the last couple of weeks as news of this pandemic has unfolded.”
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.