City of Norwich School

Headteacher's Message, Friday 16th November 2018

In a week of turbulent politics school has remained purposeful, with an emphasis on students being ready for learning in order to maximise learning time. Learning skills of organisation, communication, tolerance and working to the expectations of a community are sometimes referred to as the hidden curriculum and will provide our students with life-long skills and adaptability when they move onto their next stage of learning. They are critical to a student’s achievement of excellence and help to build their success in their learning. 

I have been at the Ormiston Principals conference this week where Mr Sprake and I had opportunity to listen to eminent and inspiring speakers as well as work with the other Ormiston Principals (I am the only ‘Headteacher’) on school improvement. I feel very lucky to have the support of OAT and being able to draw on the wealth of expertise within the Trust.  At the conference CNS were awarded with a Gold Standard Award for the best English and maths grades at 5 and above in the Trust.  This was a wonderful achievement and the result of the fantastic teamwork across the school and with yourselves, in supporting last year’s students. Mr Seal and Mr Rollison are to be congratulated on leading their respective teams and students to such success.  

I am looking forward to a swimming gala with my youngest son this weekend and hope you have a good weekend and enjoy whatever you have planned.  

Jo Philpott 

Twitter: @head_cns_school