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.
Below is a personal message from the New Headmaster to the Old Dovorian Club
I am delighted and proud to have been appointed as the fifteenth Headmaster of Dover College.
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. 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.
I moved to Worth School in West Sussex in 2011, where I was subsequently promoted from Assistant Head to Deputy Head (Academic). 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.
Last summer I joined the board of the newly formed Effingham Schools Trust, a partnership between Cranmore School and St Teresa’s Effingham. 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.
I am passionate about the role which education – in the very broadest sense – has to play in transforming the lives of young people. 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.
I very much look forward to working with pupils, staff, parents, governors and everyone else associated with Dover College.
I am married to Abigail and our two children, Daisy (7) and Bertie (4), will start at Dover College in September. Outside of school I am a keen photographer and gardener.