He joined Worth from Wycliffe College, where he worked for nine years as Head of Department, Deputy Housemaster and for four years a member of the senior leadership team.

Outside of school I am a keen photographer and gardener. Gareth Doodes, Headmaster at Dover College, is the winner of The Telegraph’s A Level Results Day Live 2015 photo challenge in the ‘jumping head teacher’ category. It is all about thinking differently. Talk to our … Dover College, Dover. The Governors of Dover College are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Fisher as Headmaster from September 2020.

I moved to Worth School in West Sussex in 2011, where I was subsequently promoted from Assistant Head to Deputy Head (Academic). Simon impressed the Governors during the interview process by presenting a thoughtful Five Year Vision for the College, building upon the excellent work of Gareth Doodes and complementing the ethos and important community aspects of the School.

Children can enjoy the freedom to explore and discover their environment reinforced through our Forest School curriculum - outdoor suits and wellington boots are essential at Muddy Knees Nursery with adventures commonplace come rain or shine! The warmth that I felt on my visit towards me and my family, but also witnessed between pupils and staff, has been inspirational. I very much look forward to leading and serving this vibrant and happy school community, building on the excellent work of Gareth Doodes.”, Due to the postponement of the Whole School Open Day on Saturday 14th March, and current situation with COVID 19, it is anticipated that Simon and Abigail will be at the College for the Summer Term Open Day on Saturday 16th May. I very much look forward to working with pupils, staff, parents, governors and everyone else associated with Dover College. He has significant experience of co-educational schooling and leadership. Examination success can only be achieved by the lighting of fires within us enabling the ongoing sparks to illuminate the darkness and encourage us to think differently. The pupils that met Simon during his visit particularly warmed to him and his wife Abigail, who will join him at the College in September with their two children, Daisy and Bertie, who will also be starting at the Prep School in September. August 5, 2020

Last summer I joined the board of the newly formed Effingham Schools Trust, a partnership between Cranmore School and St Teresa’s Effingham. # pupilleadership # leaderleaderculture # prefects # roundsquare I believe that strong relationships with parents and the wider community are key to ensuring that children make the most progress through their time at school. Developing the leadership skills of our pupils is a key part of a Dover College education. By Robert McAlpin. A message from the Headmaster of Dover College at the end of Speech Day. Our GCSE and Sixth Form provision has recently been totally overhauled, and we are proud of our three new pathways – the GCSE+, A Level+ and the BTEC driven Careers Programme. Commenting on his appointment, Mr Fisher said “I am delighted to have been appointed as the next Headmaster of Dover College. I am passionate about the role which education – in the very broadest sense – has to play in transforming the lives of young people. He will take over from Gerry Holden who retires after four years as Headmaster. Below is a personal message from the New Headmaster to the Old Dovorian Club.

No great invention was created through accepting the status quo. These pathways include a Thinking Differently Programme and Leadership & Service Programme, and we are confident that with these enrichment options, our pupils will develop the critical skills to succeed in a workplace that is becoming ever more automated. During this time Simon has been pivotal in driving key areas of change, improving academic performance through the creation of effective data-driven systems, creating aspiration for pupils and changing the culture of staff and students, with excellent outcomes. To find out more about daily life in our Senior School and get a snapshot of the warmth, creativity and exceptional educational standards that we offer, do have a look at our video: If you would like to find out more about boarding or day entry to the College, please complete the below enquiry form or alternatively contact the Admissions office admissions@dovercollege.org.uk or 01304 244522, For information on examination performance, please contact the Headmaster’s PA on skinnerj@dovercollege.org.uk, Dover College Effingham Crescent Dover Kent CT17 9RH, +44 1304 205969 admin@dovercollege.org.uk, Parent Portal Pupil Portal Governor Portal Email Access, © Dover College 2020 | Designed by Innermedia. In September, the Old Dovorian Club and College will be welcoming Mr Simon Fisher, as the fifteenth Headmaster of Dover College, since the College was founded back in 1871, together with his young family to the Dover College. The College renovated its music facilities under Stephen Jones, Headmaster from 2004 to 2011 who went on to be Warden of St. Edward's School, Oxford. In 2009, Dover College opened a pre-reception class to welcome three-year-old children. In OD Club News Updates A message from the Headmaster on the day our boarders in the … I am delighted and proud to have been appointed as the fifteenth Headmaster of Dover College. The official Facebook account for Dover College - encouraging independent minds to think differently since 1871. Below is a personal message from the New Headmaster to the Old Dovorian Club. Prior to that he was Assistant Head with particular responsibility for ICT development and co-curricular provision. If you would like to find out more about boarding or day entry to the College, please complete the below enquiry form or alternatively contact the Admissions office admissions@dovercollege.org.uk or 01304 244522. We are one of the very few independent schools ensuring that our pupils are fully prepared for Higher Education as well as the world of work. Gefällt 2.538 Mal.

During this time Simon has been pivotal in driving key areas of change, improving academic performance through the creation of effective data … Simon will join Dover College from Worth School in West Sussex where he has been Deputy Head (Academic) since 2015.

I am married to Abigail and our two children, Daisy (7) and Bertie (4), will start at Dover College in September. In Memory of OD’s Who Lost Their Live in Times of Conflict, OD’s who lost Their Lives From 1871 – 1914, OD’s Who Lost Their Lives During The Great War, OD’s Who Lost Their Lives from 1918 – 1939, OD’s Who Lost Their Lives During The Second World War, Memories Of Dover College During The Second World War, Old Dovorian Golf Society News & Match Reports, Dover College War Memorial & Endowment Fund. Good results are achieved by our small class sizes, teachers who are well qualified, able to differentiate, providing extension work for our Able, Gifted and Talented pupils as well as reinforcement work for those who need it. For the last five years I have led a renewed focus on learning and teaching, resulting in the best GCSE results on record for the school in 2018. Simon will join Dover College from Worth School in West Sussex where he has been Deputy Head (Academic) since 2015. A pupil’s mind will grow and develop to think differently so long as they are empowered to discuss and debate, feeling that their opinions are valued. Our new Headmaster is working closely with the Head Girl and Head Boy to develop this even further. In September, the Old Dovorian Club and College will be welcoming Mr Simon Fisher, as the fifteenth Headmaster of Dover College, since the College was founded back in 1871, together with his young family to the Dover College. Education is not about the filling of buckets. The Governors of Dover College are delighted to announce the appointment of Gareth Doodes as Headmaster from January 2015.

Related Videos. No successful career was achieved through staying static. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. After graduating in 2002 with a BA in History from the University of Exeter, my teaching career to date has been spent in co-educational independent boarding school settings. For information on examination performance, please contact the Headmaster’s PA on skinnerj@dovercollege.org.uk As a governor of these two schools and member of the Academic Committee, I have gained further insight into the principles and legal requirements of effective governance. To book a place at the Open Day please contact our Admissions office on 01304 244522 or openday@dovercollege.org.u. Muddy by name, muddy by nature! I held the positions of Deputy Housemaster, Head of Department and Director of ICT (latterly as a member of the leadership team), at Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire. Our pupils achieve exceptional results within a caring, cosmopolitan and diverse environment that encourages integration and mutual respect. The Governors of Dover College are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Fisher as Headmaster from September 2020. 0:04.