New faces at Truro High School

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Truro High School has begun the new term with some new faces among the staff team.

Andrea Simmonds has been appointed head of the lower school with specific responsibility for Years 7 and 8, while former pupil Ellie Bush, who graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a first class degree in drama, is now a boarding assistant.

Some of the new Truro High School staff. L to R: Simon Roberts, Charlie Haynes, Emma Menmuir and her son Tom, Ellie Bush and Andrea Simmonds
Some of the new Truro High School staff. L to R: Simon Roberts, Charlie Haynes, Emma Menmuir and her son Tom, Ellie Bush and Andrea Simmonds

Emma Menmuir, a University of Oxford graduate, has become a house parent living in Rashleigh boarding house with her husband and two young children; Lisa van der Lem is a new food technology teacher; Kathy Webster has returned to Cornwall from Chipping Sodbury to teach textiles and A Level psychology; Judith Tutin is now teaching art part-time; Kirsty Haigh has been appointed as a science technician and Simon Roberts has joined as a painter and handyperson.

Another new face is apprentice gardener Charlie Haynes.

“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.”