Our Staff

Our staff



Dr Richardson

Deputy Headteachers

Mrs Hollidge (Student progress & assessment)


Mrs Melhuish (Student management, Support & Guidance)

Assistant Headteacher

Mr Keshavarz (i/c Sixth Form)


Mr McMahon

Head of English

Mrs Chanter

Teachers of English

Mrs Bradley-Stubbs


Mrs Baker


Mr Handley


Mrs Posthill


Miss Gawthrop

Miss Nicol

Head of Mathematics

Mrs Hill

Teachers of Mathematics

Mr Arthur


Mr Davison


Mr Panday


Mrs Randell


Mrs Taylor

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs Cromwell (German)

Teachers of Modern Foreign Languages

Ms  Chastney


Mrs Hollidge


Mrs Keshavarz (French)


Mrs Melhuish

Head of Science

Dr Bestwick

Teachers of Science

Mr Harvey


Mr Knight


Mr Smith


Mrs Waldron


Mr Wilkerson


Miss Gardener

Head of Business and SVE

Mr Wallis

Teacher of Business and SVE

Mr Green

Teacher of Computing

Mr Bartle

Head of Geography

Mr Moorfoot

Teacher of Geography

Mrs Munro-Oakley


Mr Forton

Head of History

Mrs Tosney

Teachers of History

Mr Forton


Mrs Munro-Oakley

Dr Richardson


Ms Shepherd


Mr Phillips

Teacher of Media Studies

Miss Gawthrop

Head of Philosophy And Ethics

Mr Cartwright

Teachers of Philosophy And Ethics

Mr Green


Miss Nicol


Mr Handley

Head of Design Technology

Mr Bowen

Teachers of Design Technology

Mr Chandler (Motor Vehicle & Horticulture)


Mr Howard


Mrs Mendes-Houlston


Mrs Pleasants

Head of Art & Photography

Mrs Mendes-Houlston

Teachers of Art & Photography

Mrs Smith


Mrs Mendes-Houlston


Mr Mitchell Finnigan

Head of Music

Mr Mitchell Finnigan

Head of Drama

Miss Nicol

Head of Sociology

Mr Keshavarz

Head of Psychology, Health  and Social Care

Mr Clarke

Head of PE

Mr McGlinchey

Teachers of PE

Ms Shepherd


Mr Forton


Mr Green

Manager of Learning Support Unit (LSU)

Mrs Ransome

Student Managers

Mr Bonsra-Afriyie (Nelson & Carter)


Mrs Ives (Sewell & Cavell)

Mrs Bishop

Teaching Assistants

Mr Boyce

Mrs Burghall


Mrs Dexter


Mrs Hudson

Miss Tuddenham

Mrs Tuck

Headteacher’s PA & Admin Manager

Mrs Cornell

Careers & Personal Advisor

Miss Drury


Miss Cooper

Mrs Durand

Administrative Assistants

Miss Ward (Attendance)

Mrs Rankin (Clerk to Governors)

Mrs Bannister (Reception)


Mrs Ives


Mrs Harvey


Mrs Silcock

Smallholding Co-ordinator

Mrs Angus

Cover Assistant And Student Support

Mr Richardson

Exams & Data Managers

Mrs Melton (Exams Officer)


Mr Knight (Curriculum & Timetable)


Mr Smith (Data Manager)


Ms Steward

Senior Science Technician

Mrs Barnard

Science Technician

Mrs Sharp

Design Technology  & Art Technician

Mr Dalton

IT Team Lead

Mr Taylor

ICT Technician

Mr King


Mr Wills


Mr Stone


Mr Stannard

Chief Finance Officer

Mr Hicks

Finance Officer

Mrs Stolworthy

Business Managers

Ms Duggan

Mrs Storey



A massive thank you to all our parents and carers for your feedback on how remote learning is going!

As we all learn more about how we can work together while apart, we will continue to refine what we do and get better at it. We will continue to contact you about how your child is doing and keep you informed of how best they can be helped. Stay safe.

There’s nothing ‘remote’ about learning at SHS!

Everything about the Covid crisis has been about distance. We must be physically apart, we might find ourselves emotionally apart and we have been compelled to be educationally apart.

Recent press headlines and discussions have focused on the difficulties of engaging students without in-person contact. Some press reports have used ‘statistics’ gathered in dubious ways to talk about the percentages of students who are actually working remotely. Indeed, a recent study by UCL has suggested that 20% of students have done ‘little or no school work’ since lockdown.

Whatever the alleged ‘national picture’ of student engagement in distanced learning, the crucial question that has emerged is: how do we engage learners when we are not together physically? It’s a complicated question and, as with most issues, there isn’t one solution, one style, or one computer program for increasing learner engagement and motivation. But the answer, as with many things educational, seems to be what many of us call ‘common sense’!

Research seems to say that ‘online’ teachers need to combine multiple strategies to reach learners and, unsurprisingly, they must be behavioural, cognitive and emotional. In short, teachers must set a variety of work. They must reply and feedback early and often; building relationships. There must be regular, simple parental feedback so that the carer knows what work is actually being submitted. There must be a caring ear and a personal call for students and parents.

Here, at Sheringham High and Sixth, we set work which can be done independently and in REAL households with all their individual restrictions such as connectivity issues and multiple use computers. We mark and feed back quickly. We track students fortnightly. Student managers and tutors ring home personally!

So, let me share our actual statistics since the closure on March 23rd at Sheringham High given that 20% of students nationally seem not to have been engaged by their staff. On average, each of our students has completed 73% of the work set on time. Only 0.4% of students has completed no work since lockdown. Over one third of all our Year 7,8,9 and 10 students has submitted over 90% of their work on time. A quarter has done ALL work set! Since March 23rd, our students have watched 7033 podcasts on our GCSE Pod portal; usage doubling since last year. Between March and June, 3079 individual pieces of work have been set by our staff for Years 7-10 and 435 for Year 12. Over half of our sixth form students has completed 100% of the work set.

If we believe what we are told about national statistics and the etymology of the word ‘remote’(to ‘push away’) what we have at Sheringham High and Sixth is an engaged, embraced learning community which is working well and bucking the national trend! Well done to students, parents, carers and staff!

Stay safe!
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