Dave Cooper

Deputy Headteacher
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I arrived on the Isle of Wight 12 years ago after taking a year off travelling around the world. I spent one year at a local primary school before moving to the world’s greatest primary school Lanesend.

My teachers instilled in me the belief that you should take risks, try anything once and experience as much as you can, that's why I went bungee jumping in New Zealand! When I was at school I got the opportunity to sing and act, pot hole, visit foreign countries, learn musical instruments, publish stories and poetry and take part in numerous sporting events. I still do all those activities apart from potholing!

That's why I work here in a school with a similar ethos to give our children the best opportunities we can and set them off ready for the future and hopefully along the way I can hitch a ride on the start of their amazing journeys!

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