Headteacher offers reassurance over plans to link Sheringham High School and Stalham High School

Tim Roderick.  photo - submitted Tim Roderick. photo - submitted

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
8:00 AM

The headteacher of Sheringham High School has given a reassurance that it will not suffer from its association with a school in special measures.

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Stalham High School is applying to become an academy sponsored by the North Norfolk Academy Trust, responsible for Sheringham High School.

Tim Roderick, headteacher at the Sheringham school, promised the governors and staff were committed to making the partnership work.

He said: “I know that and from what I understand the staff and interim executive board at Stalham feel the same. It is a very exciting time.”

Stalham High was put in special measures in February after inspectors rated it “inadequate” across the board. And in Sheringham, Mr Roderick, who is about to retire, celebrated a set of “good” and “outstanding” results in the school’s June Ofsted report.

Mr Roderick will stay on at the trust as a consulting headteacher when his replacement, Dr Andrew Richardson, steps into the role of head in September.

He promised those in charge of the schools were “not robbing Peter to pay Paul”, and that both schools would benefit from the partnership.

He said: “It will be about sharing good practice. I am experienced enough and old enough to remember that in every school that I have had the privilege to go into there are things you can always pick up and learn from.”

Mr Roderick stressed the teachers and trust were focused on education for all students.

The trust oversees Sheringham High and is due to become sponsor of Antingham and Southrepps Primary School in the autumn.

What do you think about the academy plans? Email sabah.meddings@archant.co.uk

3 comments

  • Is he after a knighthood too?

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    Jeffrey Osborne

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

  • it would have been more sensible to have teamed up with Cromer Academy when they were looking for link up a year ago. I cannot see how this connection will improve Sheringham, and would imagine that it will be Stalham who get more benefits.

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    Rob

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • What rubbish, this Government will do anything it can to get schools to become academies. Let's have public info on pay and financial inducements. Some people will do anything for money as so many academy chief executives have already proved.

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    Sportswagon

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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