Year 1

Mrs Laura Massabò

Class Teacher

Hello and Welcome to Year 1 at St Newlyn East!

My name is Mrs Massabo' and I have worked in Year 1 at St Newlyn East Learning Academy for six years now. I am so proud to be a part of this school! As well as teaching my lovely class, I also lead Phonics and Modern Foreign Languages at the school. I am a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) for Phonics so I help other schools with teaching early reading and phonics as part of the Kernow English Hub.

When I’m not at school I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, especially when the weather is sunny and we can have walks on the beach or in the beautiful Cornish countryside! When I get the chance in the school holidays I also like to visit Italy and Sardinia, where my husband and I have lots of family.

Mrs Hayley Richards


My name is Mrs Richards and I have worked in Year 1 with Mrs Massabò for 5 years. I love it!

I have a passion for all things 'Dance' and even run dance classes at the school, including Ballet and Tap. I live with my two daughters Ella and Lola, our dog Frankie and our cat Polly. We have recently moved into our new house and we're having lots of fun getting it looking just the way we'd like it! On the weekends I like to take Frank on lovely long walks on our local beach, Porth.