City of Norwich School

Headteacher's Message, Friday 12th February 2021

Thank you to all parents and careers who have supported remote learning this half term. We all know remote lessons alone do not replicate the totality of the school experience. However, the learning students have experienced this term, supported by you, has ensured that learning has continued and students have stayed connected to their peers and teachers. There are many virtual co-curricular activities for students to engage in as well as their lessons and these are shared in this week's newsletter.  

Yesterday we emailed you a questionnaire about your remote learning experience, thank you for the returns and I would be grateful if you could please take a couple of minutes to complete this. We have seen attendance slip this week, it is essential children continue to log onto each lesson and engage in the learning as the pending return to school will be really difficult if lessons have been missed. Please can you ensure your child is attending each lesson and notify us if there is a reason for absence. 

Today we say goodbye to two long serving members of the CNS community. Mr Carpenter has worked as IT technician at CNS for over 15 years and has been an asset to the school and seen immense technological changes at CNS, especially in the last 8 months. Mr Carpenter is a great support to colleagues and students and runs a daily games club which is always full and valued by many students. Mr Carpenter is looking forward to spending more time on his passion of horse racing and we wish him a long and happy retirement.  

Mr Sprake also sadly leaves us today to become Principal of Broadland High School. This is a well-deserved promotion after significant contribution to all aspects of CNS during his time as House Leader, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Director of Sixth Form. All members of the CNS community wish him well and students, parents and staff will all miss Matt’s positivity, kindness and humour. 

I wish everyone continued health and happiness and a very enjoyable half term break.  

Jo Philpott 

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