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Mr Dool - a finalist for 'Headteacher of the Year', 2018


Mr Dool is a finalist in the award for 'Headteacher of the Year', 2018.

It comes as no surprise that Mr Dool has been shortlisted as one of the three finalists for the Cheshire 'Headteacher of the Year' award, 2018.  Here is a short extract from the application: 

Mr Steven Dool became the 4th Headteacher of Neston High School in September 2007 after being the Deputy Headteacher for 10 years prior to this. The school has enjoyed year on year improvement under the Headship of Mr Dool; he has nurtured its excellent reputation in the community for outstanding pastoral care, excellence and success at all levels. For Mr Dool, the whole child matters – their happiness and development into adulthood. He cares about their achievement, but never puts the Governments diktats before what he believes is in their best interests. Every decision he makes is a principled one - Mr Dool ensures the children leave school with wonderful memories and excellent qualifications that will lead them onto the next stage in their lives.

Mr Dool is retiring this year, and we have been inundated by staff and parents who have left anecdotes and reflections about the impact Steve has had on their lives. Here are just a few:

‘Since starting at Neston High my child has grown and loves being part of the Neston Family. Mr Dool has, with out doubt, been one of the main reasons for this. We are always impressed with how he has his finger on the pulse. He always seems to know exactly what our daughter is up to. He shows great interest in her, her education and her extra school activities, bearing in mind that there are thousands of students in the school, this is no mean feat. He always makes us feel that our daughter is an important part of the school. We all like to think that our children are special, but it is lovely to think that their head teacher thinks they are special too.’ Parent

'Mr Dool has always been professional and inspiring to staff, students and their families and yet is always approachable, warm and friendly. With him, the students come first and the level and quality of pastoral support for both our sons has been outstanding.' Parent

The winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony later this month.