Truro High School has always been known for its outstanding pastoral care. Our girls’ personal happiness and welfare is key to everything we do and we all work hard to ensure every individual thrives in a supportive environment.

Not only are our staff approachable and caring but we also have an Independent Listener, a School Nurse and the Form Tutors and Deputy Head to deal with any problems which may arise.

 

We are proud of the excellent standard of pastoral care with a recent ISI report commenting:

‘The school is highly successful in creating a supportive, nurturing environment and pupils of all ages are palpably happy and confident. They feel well looked after and receive high quality support and guidance which they greatly appreciate.’

 

In 2020 The Good Schools Guide described the school as living and breathing its ethos of kindness which nurtured and encouraged pupils at every stage.

Wellbeing is at the heart of the curriculum at Truro High and we work hard to promote mental and physical good health.

From the age of four, our girls are encouraged to find their own voices, to grow in confidence and to develop the resilience needed to try, to overcome obstacles, to re-group and bounce back.

We know that happy girls achieve and we do all we can to ensure the girls are comfortable and secure in their environment to give them the best chance of becoming great learners.

Yoga classes and a comfortable bespoke wellbeing hub run alongside a full mental health awareness programme that includes a Big Sis/Little Sis buddy system, peer mentoring and weekly workshops on topics including healthy eating, anti-bullying and positive body image.

Mindfulness sessions are run during exam weeks while, every week, girls as young as four take part in ‘relaxercise’ classes covering meditation and cosmic yoga. At the upper end of the school, students from Years 11-13 can even gain a qualification in Mental Health First Aid enabling them to help others while at the same time acquiring the skills needed to monitor and maintain their own wellbeing.

 

 

We also have our wellbeing and companion dog, Truffle, who provides comforting cuddles and support to students of all ages. He is a familiar face around the school grounds at break times and can even be found offering a non-judgemental listening ear to our youngest pupils in the library.

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