Headteacher of Hobart High School bids farewell

Hobart High School headteacher Sam Griffin is set to leave the Loddon school at the end of term.

Hobart High School headteacher Sam Griffin is set to leave the Loddon school at the end of term. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The end of the academic year on Tuesday also marked a change in leadership for Hobart High School in Loddon.

Sam Griffin, who joined the school in 2008, said goodbye to the pupils this week before leaving for a new position as head of St Ivo school in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.

Mr Griffin came to Norfolk 20 years ago as part of his teacher training and ended up staying, working in a number of schools across the county.

He told the Beccles and Bungay Journal earlier in the year that he had seen Hobart “develop, improve and modernise in many areas whilst retaining all of its central qualities”.

He said: “Hobart has been a very special place for me over the last seven years and has shown me what a great school looks and feels like, not least of all in terms of its outstanding students and what they contribute to the life of the whole community.

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“I will miss lots and lots of things – not least 800 fantastic kids who make coming into work every day worthwhile. The things they are achieving are fantastic.”

Taking over as headteacher is Jim Adams, who moves from Litcham School in Norfolk where he was headteacher and before that he was deputy head at Framingham Earl High School.

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Peter Fraser, chair of governors, said of the appointment in a letter to parents earlier this year: “He demonstrated a strong commitment to Hobart with a determination to build on our current successes.

“He is clearly looking forward to being part of the Hobart community and I am sure he will focus on ensuring our continued success into the future.”

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