College Partners

Dawlish Learning Partnership (DLP)

The Dawlish Learning Partnership is made up of 10 schools, including Dawlish Community College, seven Primary and two Special schools. The Partnership works closely with pre school and post 16 learning providers, and with a number of other partners who have a role to play in supporting the learning experience in our local community.

You can find out more about DLP at the Learning Partnership website. Here you can read the latest posts of DLP news, offers and events. You can also add your own comments or suggestions to any of our posts. Please subscribe to receive new posts by email and be part of our learning community.

The DLP Partnership office is located at Westcliff Primary School in Dawlish and can be contacted by telephone on 01626 863631.

Member Schools of the Dawlish Learning Partnership

Member SchoolHeadteacherTelephone NumberWebsite Link
Cockwood Primary School
Cofton Hill, Cockwood EX6 8RB
Mrs L Curry01626 890471Cockwood Primary School
Exminster Community Primary School
Exminster EX6 8AJ
Mrs S Whalley01392 824340
Exminster Community Primary School
Gatehouse Ace Academy
Secmaton Lane, Dawlish EX7 OLW
Mrs A Jeffery 01626 862605
Gatehouse Primary School
Kenn Church of England Primary School
Kennford EX6 7TX
Part of the Kenn and Kenton Federation
Mrs A Somerwill - Executive Headteacher
Miss J Slack - Head of Teaching and Learning
01392 832347
Kenn Primary School
Kenton Primary School
Mamhead Road, Kenton EX6 8LX
Part of the Kenn and Kenton Federation
Mrs A Somerwill - Executive Headteacher
Mr J Baxter - Head of Teaching and Learning
01626 890465
Kenton Primary School
Oaklands Park School
John Nash Drive, Dawlish EX7 9SF
Mrs C White01626 862363
Oaklands Park School
Ratcliffe School
John Nash Drive, Dawlish EX7 9RZ
Mrs C White01626 862939
Ratcliffe School
Starcross Primary School
New Road, Starcross EX6 8QD
Mr I Ireland01626 890454
Starcross Primary School
Westcliff Primary School
Westcliff Road, Dawlish EX7 9RA
Mrs B Capper01626 862444
Westcliff Primary School

National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations

Further Education Providers

Dawlish Community College enjoys well established and valuable links with its local further education providers.

Careers SW

Careers SW is the Government’s new service that gives all 13-19 year olds information, advice, guidance and practical help to make the transition to adult life a smooth one, through a single point of contact – a Careers SW personal adviser.

The work that a Careers SW personal adviser does in a school or college depends on the needs of individual young people, and what help they already receive in schools. The Careers SW personal adviser works with school staff to:

    • give expert and up-to-date information on available job, training and education opportunities
    • help young people understand the information through group work, one-to-one interviews, drop in sessions or through parents event
    • give young people intensive support or refer them to other agencies
    • listen to young people about anything which is a barrier to their learning
    • help prevent students dropping out of courses
    • support careers and citizenship education programmes

What is a Personal Adviser?

The Careers SW Personal Adviser’s role is to support and extend the work of the existing staff within the school to ensure that the needs of individual young people are met and that barriers to learning are removed so that they are able and motivated to make informed life choices and to engage in mainstream learning and work opportunities. The Personal Adviser will be able to offer time, links to outside agencies and confidential, impartial assistance.

Who will the Personal Adviser be working with?

The targeted group is young people aged between 13 and 18 who are experiencing barriers to learning. It is not limited merely to those in priority groups.

Why did the government feel there was a need for Careers SW?

Proposals for the Careers SW Service were released by the British government on February 3rd 2000. The strategy sets out to create a “step-change in participation and attainment through the teenage years”. The government believes that this change is necessary to provide “a ladder out of social exclusion” by breaking the cycle of non-participation and under achievement.

The Careers SW strategy is based on the belief that there are clear links between participation and success at school and participation at post 16. There is also some concern about developing citizenship and building “stronger, vibrant communities”. Finally it is argued that by raising participation and attainment we raise individual earnings and boost economic performance.

How will the Personal Adviser identify students in need?

The Personal Adviser will see all Year 8 to Year 13 students to introduce them to the Careers SW Service. Pupils may be referred through the referral system or self-refer. Details will be released at a later date.

Much of the work will entail one-to-one support and guidance with additional involvement of specialist agencies where appropriate.

More information

More information about the Careers SW service can be found on the Careers SW website.

Adult Learning

Direct line: 01626 206410

Visit the Devon County Council Adult & Community Learning Courses website for an indication of the range of courses that are on offer in the area.