In order to achieve ongoing and sustained improvement at Stalham High School the Directors of North Norfolk Academy Trust (NNAT) have assumed direct control of the governance of the school.


The Governing Team


Christine Cavendish

Christine Candlish has been a governor at Sheringham High since 2007.  She is currently Chair of Governors at Sheringham High and chair of the North Norfolk Academy Trust. She has previously been a governor of a primary school in Surrey.  Christine is currently employed as the Head of Housing for the Victory Housing Trust.  This role involves providing strategic and operational direction for key housing and tenancy services to over 5,000 homes across North Norfolk. She has worked in housing throughout her career and is also a qualified youth worker.

Gill Pegg

Gill Pegg has been a governor at Sheringham High School for more than 10 years and Chair of Governors for 5 years, and was Chair of the North Norfolk Academy Trust for 2 years.  Prior to this, she was a governor and Chair of Governors at Holt Primary School.  She has recently retired from working within the Strategy and Commissioning team of Children’s Services at Norfolk County Council.  Gill has project management and leadership and management qualifications and extensive experience of Quality Assurance processes and Careers Guidance.

John Woollocombe

John Wollocombe is a governor at Sheringham High School and a director of North Norfolk Academy Trust.  He is also a former director of the Victory Housing Trust.  He spent three years as an Army officer and fifteen years within the financial services industry and nine years within the social housing sector.  John was a director of Guinness Flight Asset Management Limited.  He is currently chair of Sheringham High School’s Finance and General Purposes committee.

Constance Tyce

Constance Tyce has been a governor at Sheringham High School for 25 years. She is also a director of North Norfolk Academy Trust and chairs the Personnel Committee.  Now retired, Constance’s professional career has included being a Primary Adviser for Norfolk’s Children’s Services.  She has also been a Headteacher of a first school and Headteacher of a nursery school and Children’s Centre.  Since retiring she has worked for the National College of School Leadership as a mentor and assessor on one of their Leadership programmes.


Andrew Richardson is the Executive Headteacher (CEO) for the Trust. He has overall responsibility for School Improvement within the Trust and is its Accounting Officer. Andrew is also Headteacher of Sheringham High School.


Marc Goodliffe has been head teacher at Gresham Village for six years, leading them through two successful Ofsted inspections. Prior to this, he was a Deputy Headteacher, a primary mathematics adviser for the LA and a SCITT trainer. He is a co-opted Trustee.


Julia Drury has a background in Education, having been the Head of Sixth form at Sheringham High school and also the Director of the Kett Sixth form college until she retired. She has been a Governor at Cromer Academy and is a Governor at Gresham Village School.