As the Chair of Derwentside College I am
proud to report that we have had another
fantastic year of success and achievements.
We have developed further our strategy to
offer the best opportunities for our students to
reach their full potential. This has been done
by placing great emphasis on employability
and the delivery of an excellent educational
experience for our learners.
We have continued to build on our outstanding
success in growing apprenticeships, with
significant support from local and national
industry and I’m delighted to report the
College is one of the largest providers of
Apprenticeships in the country.
However, our emphasis on apprenticeships
has not interfered with our role of providing
classroom qualifications. Indeed, in 2015-16,
we have improved our position once again.
This has been due to the immense amount
of hard work from all of our staff; Teaching,
Support and Management. They have
been outstanding in their commitment and
enthusiasm for the success of our students.
I would like to thank the Principal and Senior
Management Team for their leadership to
ensure the continued success of the College.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity of
thanking my Board Colleagues for their time,
enthusiasm and commitment to ensuring
Derwentside College remains a leader in
education provision for our community and
Chair of the Board