Coverack School celebrates St Piran’s day and welcomes new Headteacher

Tuesday 5th March marked both pancake day and St Piran’s Day this year and CS2000 helped the children of Coverack School to celebrate with a very enjoyable morning!
Starting with Pancake racing on the beach, the children then split in to groups to either help out with Coverack’s First-Tuesday-of-the-month Beach Clean or enjoy freshly made pancakes made by volunteers from Monday Club. The groups then swapped over and gathered together for this photo to show how much we love our beach and flying the flag of St Piran!

St Piran's day

The children finished the morning with a St Piran’s Day pasty lunch on the beach. Once back at school, the collected beach rubbish will be used for an art project.

We are also delighted to welcome a new executive headteacher to Coverack school. Lisa Newberry has written the below letter of introduction:

Lisa Newberry

Hello, I am Lisa Newberry! I am in the fortunate position of being the new Executive Headteacher of St Keverne, Coverack & Manaccan Schools. 

I have 28 years’ experience of working in education initially as a class teacher, senior leader, Deputy Head & Headteacher.  This has been mainly been in schools in Cornwall; however, my first school was in Hampshire. 

Pupil’s wellbeing and ensuring that they are ‘happy learners’ is always central to everything that I do. 

I am very much a ‘people’ person and I feel my successes to date have been achieved by my honesty and openness with my team and school family.

I particularly welcome the fact that I am the Head of 3 rurally located, small schools.  My previous headship was also in a small rural church school and it has given me a real insight to how small schools operate and the real benefits that they bring.  I understand the importance that the community plays in school life and how the school can support the community too.

I already have lots of exciting plans to develop my schools further over the forthcoming years.  However, I am under no illusion that it will be easy as all schools are facing financial pressures.  With this in mind, in order to fund new projects, I will be actively seeking fund raising opportunities and appealing to the support of our local communities to become involved and support the work of the school.

Please watch this space for further information on my fundraising ideas, volunteer days and invitations to school events.

Thank you for taking time to read my introduction and for supporting your local school.

We look forward to working together to ensure our local primary school continues to be an important part of the community and provide opportunities for children in the local area.

Click here to go to Coverack School’s website.