The College say a fond farewell to Tamsin Merritt

Students and staff said a very fond farewell to the College’s Head of Learning, Support and Transition, Tamsin Merritt, after over 26 years of employment.

Tamsin, who has been working at the College just one year shy of its opening in 1993, started her journey in the Foundation Studies department where she provided support to students with severe learning disabilities.

After spending many years as the Deputy Team Leader of the department, Tamsin eventually moved across to her most recent role, where she focused on supporting students in making the transition from secondary school to the College and throughout their studies, organising after lesson support and coordinating tutor sessions for students with her team of learning support assistants.

During her time at the College, Tamsin has been instrumental in the development of Truro and Penwith, which has gone from strength to strength since its opening nearly 30 years ago.

In her 26 years of experience, she has seen the campus expand and develop into an impressive space with state-of-the-art facilities and a capacity of 5,000 students, as well as becoming one of the top colleges in the country.

Students and staff said a fond farewell to Head of Learning, Support and Transition Tamsin Merritt

Tamsin was also instrumental in the College’s successful delivery of its remote learning programme at the start of the pandemic. She ensured that students continued to receive a high level of support while learning remotely, such as through coordinating one-to-one virtual support sessions for students as well as helping students make the transition to remote learning.

On discussing her proudest achievement at the College, Tamsin said: “Taking my team through to Ofsted Level 1 outstanding in 2016 is definitely one of the highlights for me. My team are amazing and thoroughly deserve the accolade”.

On her time at the College, Tamsin added: “I would like to thank Truro College for being such an amazing place to work. I have felt extremely privileged to have worked alongside colleagues with such energy and enthusiasm for their jobs, in an environment where difference and diversity are celebrated, and all student achievement is valued.

“I wish my fantastic team continued success and all of the students I have had the pleasure to work with very best wishes for the future”.