Truro School Middle Years (3rd – 5th Year) are a time for both specialisation and personalisation of your child’s education choices and also a time for self-discovery and personal empowerment.
Learning happens at a different rate for every child and it’s crucial we equip each child with the skills they need to take their own learning forward. This involves fostering learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom, encouraging our pupils to build skills and values that will enable them to lead fulfilling lives.
In the 3rd Year, we are pleased to introduce pupils to the Middle Years Portfolio. Designed to celebrate individuality, achievements and a personal journey, MiYPortfolio supports pupils’ self-realisation (learning about their true self) and self-actualisation (becoming all that they can be).
MiYPortfolio provides a platform for pupils to document, track and share their accomplishments within the whole curriculum using five literacies (Digital, Wellbeing, Cognitive, Social and Futures) and has been designed to guide pupils in their journey toward success and personal development through both personalised learning experiences and continuous progress monitoring and feedback.
Supported and encouraged by Tutors, each pupil will be responsible for uploading evidence to their Portfolio and as pupils enter the 4th Year they will have access to a fortnightly Portfolio session to develop their Literacies.
Alongside overall educational experience and personal development, MiYPortfolio offers several benefits to your child:
In summary, the MiYPortfolio not only provides pupils with a strong academic foundation but also equips them with essential life skills, fosters personal growth and prepares them for future educational and career pursuits.
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.