Church primary school heads gain national award
Two Cornish church primary school heads have been awarded the Church of England Professional Qualification for Headship.
Pippa Warner, Head of School from St Catherine’s CofE School and Nursery, Launceston, and Lee Moscato, Headteacher of King Charles CofE Primary School, Falmouth, have both been awarded the certificate.
The Diocese of Truro’s Director for Schools, Katie Fitzsimmons, praised the pair’s commitment. She said: “Both Lee and Pippa have taken much from their experience, bringing richness to their school leadership and sharing their experience to the benefit of others.
‘School leadership isn’t easy’
“School leadership isn’t easy, but they have become better equipped and stronger leaders as a result of this training. We are blessed as a diocese to have them in our schools, as well as the current cohort coming through this year.”
Katie added: “The programme is a high-quality professional development opportunity that allows you to bring your faith and your commitment to enabling all children to flourish together.
“It offers you the chance to build networks across the country and to take time out to explore the questions and issues that will shape you as a school leader.”
Bishop Philip visited King Charles, to present Lee with his certificate.
Lee said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Bishop Philip to our school where he joined in with our whole-school worship and led our children in song and reflection.
“We were all thrilled to know that one of our favourite songs, Our God is a Great Big God, is also one of Bishop Philip’s favourites too!
“I was delighted to receive my certificate and have already seen the benefits that the CofE Professional Qualification for Headship is having in our school, particularly as we develop our school vision and further strengthen our work with our community.”
Pippa said: “Pursuing and attaining the CofE PQH has been a really valuable addition to my professional development, supporting me not only practically in the development of management knowledge and skills, but also personally in providing a supportive, stimulating environment that allowed me to develop a more comprehensive approach and feel more confident in my own judgements and abilities.
“I feel better equipped to carry out my role and support the diverse needs of my school community, having completed the training.”