26 September 2013 / NEW FACES AT TRURO HIGH
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."