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26 September 2013 / NEW FACES AT TRURO HIGH

The new term at Truro High School has introduced some new faces to the staff team.

Andrea Simmonds has been appointed Head of the Lower School with specific responsibility for Years 7 and 8. Before moving to Cornwall, Andrea spent seven years at Bradford Grammar School as a modern languages teacher. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MA in modern languages and a PGCE, and is teaching languages at Truro High.

Other appointees include former pupil Ellie Bush who graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a first class degree in drama before doing a year's internship in China and who is now a Boarding Assistant; Emma Menmuir, a University of Oxford graduate, who has become a House Parent living in Rashleigh boarding house with her husband Wyl and two young children; Lisa van der Lem who is a new food technology teacher; Kathy Webster who has returned to Cornwall from Chipping Sodbury to teach textiles and A Level psychology; Judith Tutin who has an MA in art and design and is now teaching art part-time; Kirsty Haigh who has been appointed as a science technician and Simon Roberts who has joined as a painter and handyperson.

Another new face is apprentice gardener Charlie Haynes, from Redruth. Charlie is a surf lifesaving star who has recently won one silver and three bronze medals in a junior European surf lifesaving competition and a bronze in a senior competition.

"I'm delighted to welcome all our new staff to Truro High," said Headmistress Caroline Pascoe. "As I hope they will already have discovered, we are a friendly team who work hard to ensure all our pupils get the very best education possible. It's a lovely school and one of which we can all feel very proud."


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