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Pupils are encouraged and celebrated for working hard and engaging in lessons, and they really do. The level of enthusiasm and eloquence from pupils throughout the lessons we sat in was striking, made easier by inspirational and upbeat teachers who are also very open to comms with parents, with one parent laughing, ‘I have learned not to send them a message late at night as they always reply straight away and I feel guilty!’ The icing on the cake is the bespoke...

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What the school says...

Truro School has a Methodist foundation and those values permeate school life. We strive for a happy, purposeful, and well-ordered environment that is welcoming to all. We support and supportively challenge our pupils to be curious, compassionate, creative, courageous and confident across their unique educational and personal journeys.

High quality teaching helps each pupil to grow and realise their academic potential so that they take the best possible results into a qualification-conscious world but, equally significantly, pupils are encouraged to develop skills, interests, confidence and leadership qualities through a broad range of cultural and physical opportunities, and taking on a variety of responsibilities.

It is a privilege to be part of our school and the school is proud of its pupils. I hope that you will come and meet them and us. I am certain that you will find a warm welcome.
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Since 2020, Andy Johnson MA PGCE, previously deputy head academic at St Dunstan’s College, London. Born in Wales and raised in London, he was educated at Westminster School, where the spark was lit on viewing education as a journey of inspirational curiosity. After reading history at Cambridge, he toyed with the idea of a career in law but a bit of soul-searching brought him to teaching. Following his PGCE at Leeds and a stint at Berkhamsted School, he spent 13 years at his alma mater of Westminster teaching history, serving as day housemaster and coaching football, tennis and cricket before taking arguably the biggest leap of his career, founding a sixth form free school, the London Academy of Excellence, in the deprived London borough of Newham. As deputy head he spent almost three years...

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Special Education Needs

Truro School has a full-time SENCo and two part-time, trained SEN teachers who provide support and guidance for those with particular learning difficulties. The school also has links with educational psychologists for testing and assessment.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
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Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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