Welcome to the Governors’ section of the Sheringham High School website which I hope you will find interesting and informative.
Sheringham High School is the ‘hub’ school for the newly formed North Norfolk Academy Trust. The Trust currently consists of three schools working in partnership, the other two schools being Antingham and Southrepps Primary, and Stalham High.
This section gives a broad outline of the role of the Sheringham High Governors, how we go about fulfilling our responsibilities and who we are. It also provides you with a description and aims of the North Norfolk Academy Trust.
Chair of Governors
North Norfolk Academy Trust
Sheringham High School became an academy in November 2011 and went on to form North Norfolk Academy Trust. The Trust is passionate about raising standards for our young people in North Norfolk. We aim to give students the very best education. Having Sheringham High, Antingham and Southrepps Primary, and Stalham High working closely together will bring about enormous benefits for all three schools.
There are currently six directors of the Trust, Christine Candlish (Chair), Gill Pegg (Vice chair), Constance Tyce, Clare Barter, Dr Andrew Richardson (Headteacher) and John Wollocombe. The six directors are also governors of Sheringham High School. Please see the profiles of the governors.
The Directors of the Trust are responsible for the strategic direction of all three schools, but delegate some powers for local decision making to the governing bodies of the schools. Governors have the same legal duties and responsibilities as company directors, and duties under charity law as charity trustees.
Sheringham High School Governance
The governing body of Sheringham High School consists of 15 governors which includes 5 parent governors.
The full Governing Body meets three times each year. At each meeting we receive a report from the Headteacher and minutes from the various committees. Other items are discussed or approved at specific times of the year, for example exam results, planning for school improvement and budget.
The main Governing Body is supported by three main committees which meet once each half term.
- The Finance and General Purposes Committee is concerned with budget and finance, premises and health and safety
- The Personnel Committee considers staffing, appraisal and training.
- The Curriculum Committee deals with standards, curriculum, and student well-being, Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) and Pupil Premium
All governors are members of at least one of the committees. We also attend public events such as the Year 6 transition evening, the Sixth Form open evening, school performances, the annual awards evenings and parents’ evenings. Please come and talk with Governors while you are at these events. They will be wearing governor lanyards.
In addition, each Governor is linked to an Assistant Headteacher or specific area of the school such as Child Protection, SEND, Health and Safety. In this role Governors regularly come into school to meet with staff and students.
PAN - Declared Number of Admissions
Maximum intake for 2018/19 is 134