City of Norwich School

Headteacher's Message, Friday 11th May 2018

I hope everyone was able to take full advantage of the fine weather and the extended break last weekend. Students and staff all looked very refreshed on Tuesday and the school has been calm and purposeful in the run up to public examinations. I must congratulate Y9 on their excellent conduct in the core examinations this week. It is important for students to experience tests in the Sports Hall as part of their preparation for future examinations and we try to build up their familiarity gradually, in order that by Y11, students are fully prepared mentally and academically for their final examinations. 

Our excellent invigilation team is a key part of this process and I would like to welcome back current invigilators as well as new members to the team this year and thank them in advance for their hard work and patience.

It is important to remember the breadth of the school community in terms of employed and volunteer staff. One of the most critical volunteer roles are the members of our governing body. There are a range of governor members including; parent, staff, community and OAT. We are already aware that there will be both parent and community vacancies from September and election information for parent governors will follow in the new academic year; community governors are non-elected positions. If you are interested in becoming a governor, our current Chair of Governors, Paul Fisher will be happy to meet with you to discuss the role. Please contact Mrs Ellis to arrange an appointment or alternatively you can go to for more information. Paul is an exemplary Chair of Governors offering support and challenge and his excellent work has been recognised through his status as a National Leader of Governance.

I am looking forward to a weekend in Sheffield watching one son compete at a swimming gala and bringing another one home from university for the summer. I hope you have a good weekend and enjoy whatever you are doing.

Jo Philpott

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