Solihull School has appointed its first Director of Sport, Health and Fitness to head the restructured Sports Department.
Mr Chris Dossett studied Sports Science at Loughborough University and played rugby for Saracens, Moseley and Birmingham & Solihull. He started his career as a Physical Education Teacher at Ashlawn School, Rugby before moving to a similar role at King Edward VI Aston School. Chris progressed to his first Director of Sport post at Pangbourne College in 2000, followed by two further Directorships at The Portsmouth Grammar School and, most recently, Uppingham School.
David EJJ Lloyd, Headmaster said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to Solihull. In September, we rebranded the Sports Department to the Sport, Health and Fitness Department to align with our school ethos. Chris brings a wealth of experience in the education management industry to Solihull and, most importantly, he possesses key values and attributes which fit with our aims and ambitions.”
Chris added: “I am really excited to join the Sport, Health and Fitness Department. I believe that physical activity develops valuable life skills - from adaptability and grit to collaboration and mental agility, but most importantly it should be fun and enjoyed by all. I aim to be a values-driven leader striving to develop altruistic, courageous and positive people who believe in rewarding process and performance over outcomes. I hope our pupils develop a lifelong love of physical activity and create some wonderful memories through our Sport, Health and Fitness programme at Solihull.”
Outside of work, Chris enjoys walking his two fox red Labradors and cycling around the region. He currently lives in Harringworth with his wife, Jan, and has two daughters, Ciara and Megan.
Chris Dossett joined Solihull in June 2021 and works across the 3 – 18 school; Solihull Prep School on the Saint Martin’s campus and Solihull Senior School on the Warwick Road campus. Chris is supported by Steve Thompson, Head of Sport; Danni Wana, Head of Health and Fitness; Tracey Farnell, Head of Sport, Health and Fitness (Prep School) and Dan Super, Assistant Head of Sport, Health and Fitness (Prep School).