City of Norwich School

Headteacher's Message, Friday 18th January 2019

On Tuesday, Phil Lee and his Duke of Edinburgh team hosted a Celebration Event for students who had been successful in achieving their Bronze and Silver Awards. The evening was a wonderful celebration of teamwork, volunteering, commitment and friendship. Our students contribute many voluntary hours to our community and Alan Hopley, CEO of Voluntary Norfolk spoke in recognition of this. Young people face immense challenges growing up in an academically competitive, social media driven society and it is humbling to hear of the time and energy they give to other members of the local community. Congratulations to all award winners and good luck to the 136 students currently working towards Bronze, Silver and Gold. 

Today I am going to visit Paul Fisher, our former Chair of Governors who is poorly with a brain tumour and will be taking good wishes from colleagues and governors alike.  Paul’s absence is noticeable at meetings and events and I miss his presence, experience, guidance and support. The Performing Arts faculty are particularly saddened by Paul’s illness due to his championing of the performing arts, particularly in the music department.  

I hope you have a good weekend and enjoy whatever you have planned; I am looking forward to my first quiet weekend since the Christmas break. 

Jo Philpott 

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