Vacancy for Teacher of Maths (0.1FTE)

Teacher of Maths (1.0FTE) for the Summer Term until 31st August 2017 in the first instance.  The post may have the potential for a responsibility allowance.

 This post offers an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive qualified teacher to plan and deliver engaging lessons for Mathematics at both KS3 and KS4.   Our ideal candidate will be a strong team player who is able to contribute and share good ideas, but also an independent classroom leader whom our students can look up to.

 The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent classroom practice whilst being actively committed to building upon the Faculty’s strengths and successes.  They will have the ability to develop and inspire students and bring a range of skills and experience that will enhance learning whilst motivating students to reach their full potential.

 The successful candidate will be expected to take a positive and active role in professional development to ensure the role is carried out to the highest standards.

 We are a compact secondary school, situated on the beautiful South Devon coast, which prides itself on excellent working relationships between staff and students.

 Only applications received on the college application form will be considered.

Closing date:  Midday on Wednesday 1st March 2017

Interview date:  To be advised

 The college is committed to the safeguarding and well being of students and expects all staff to share in this responsibility; therefore the successful candidate will be required to under child protection screening, including enhanced DBS clearance, and full reference checks with previous employers.

Application Form for Teaching Post

Information for Applicants

 

24-Hour Concert 2017

On Friday 3rd February at 1.30pm, the fourth DCC 24-Hour Concert began. For those of you who have never heard of this before, the concert is continuous without any breaks for the whole 24 hours. Students can buy tickets for friends and family and get sponsored for taking part.

This year the event raised funds for the Music Department and the Snooky Trust, a Dawlish-based charity that helps young adults with physical illnesses in the local community.

The concert was a huge success with performers coming from all years, and included many students who were appearing on stage for the first time. This year’s theme was films, and students were expected to dress up as a character from a movie. We had Rambo, Alice in Wonderland and the Cheshire Cat. Katniss even made an appearance, as did the Mad Hatter, Cruella de Vil and Darth Vader!

Our sincerest thanks go to the Rotary Club of Dawlish who sponsored the event and have offered to sponsor next year’s concert already. The concert was also supported by the Earl and Countess of Devon. Thank you very much for all of your help in putting this concert on.

 The twilight hours are always the most difficult and students took it upon themselves to work out the programme, ensuring that the concert did not stop. May I please take this opportunity to thank all students and staff, especially Tom Peters and Annette Moore who helped out for the full 24 hours. Tom also designed and built the fantastic set; without him, these concerts would not happen. Could I ask for all sponsor money to be handed in to the Finance Hatch at College before the half term break.

J. Waterworth

Director of Music

Rotary Club of Dawlish Primary Schools Technology Challenge at DCC

On Tuesday 24th January the College hosted a competition run by Colin Timms and Steve Marsh from the Rotary Club of Dawlish.

Teams of pupils from Cockwood, Exminster, Gatehouse, Kenn, Kenton and Westcliff primary schools competed against each other to build bridges against the clock which were then piled high with weights as they were tested to destruction. The standard of the teams’ structures was impressive, with Kenn winning overall.

 

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

For Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27th January, students in Year 10 represented the college for events in Exeter giving a presentation to other schools and guests. They took part in a spiritual trail around Exeter, visiting the Synagogue and Jewish graveyard. They also experienced a lecture on the Holocaust and saw a film about the experiences of the Roma Gypsies during the Holocaust.

All students were a credit to the college, and Ms Fox would like to thank Naomi Tonge, Jasmine Price, Kennedy Batho, Jess Bates, Ellie Parfitt and Lily-Mae Petherick for their hard work and excellent presentation. There were also Holocaust memorial assemblies in School during the week.

Students of the Month: Design & Technology

Students of the Month: Design & Technology

Awarded for: Consistently maintaining a high level of effort and promoting a positive attitude towards learning in Design & Technology

January’s Students of the month for Design & Technology are:

KS3 Product Design-  Jac Clark

KS4 Product Design- Molly Batcheldor

 

KS3 Engineering- Lily Andrews

KS4 Engineering- Aidan Leigh-Brown

 

KS3 Textiles- Robyn Thorpe

KS4 Textiles – Ebony Mitchell

 

KS3 Food- Kiya Butler

KS4 Food- Lucy Nesbit

24-Hour Concert 2017

The Music department invites you to their annual 24 Hour Concert on the 3rd/4th February. This year the designated charity is the Dawlish charity ‘The Snooky Trust’, and the fancy dress theme is Films.

The participants are all provisionally timetabled, please check to see when your child is performing. If there are any mistakes, please contact Mr. Waterworth through the College.

Tickets will be available at £4 per session or £12 for a 24-hour access wristband from the Finance Hatch at break times from the 20th January. Order forms and Sponsor forms are available from Mr. Waterworth or you can download them from the College website. Only students performing in Sessions 3, 4, and 5 will be eligible to sleep on site overnight and will be provided with an evening meal and breakfast.

Thank you very much for your continued support of the Music Department.

Timetable of Performers

Sponsor Form

Ticket Order Form

Creativity on the Coast Art Workshop

On Monday 30th January our Year 9 Art and Catering students had the chance to participate in a Creativity on the Coast Workshop provided by Sidmouth Drill Hall Hub.

This fantastic workshop allowed the students to get hands-on with fresh fish, starting with a session on observational drawing. There were some excellent drawings produced by the Year 9s using techniques of studying and recording that they have been practising as part of their GCSE.

Some of the students had been squeamish about touching the fish, but the next task soon had them all involved! The group were taught the traditional Japanese art of Gyotaku: printing with fish. They used a roller to apply ink to the surface of the fish, then pressed it onto a sheet of paper, producing a remarkably detailed impression of their chosen creature. The students loved this task, and the outcomes created using the octopus were a particular hit!

The group also had the chance to create ‘sea scape tiles’ by etching their drawings onto painted tiles using a nail, and to make printed cards using polystyrene. They produced some lovely work which we are planning to display in the school grounds.

Any students taking both Art and Catering were treated to a cooking demonstration, where they were shown how to fillet fish and coat it in breadcrumbs to make ‘fresh fish fingers’. They all got involved by asking questions, working on their knife skills and of course tasting what they had made!

Well done to our Year 9s for their excellent effort during the workshop, and a big thank you to the staff at Sidmouth Drill Hall Hub for a fun and inspiring morning.

Key 2017 Dates for Year 5 and 6 Students

Year 6 Induction Days (students who will be joining the College in Year 7 from September 2017)

Transition Days will be held over two days this year: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July 2017

Mrs K. Bukowski (Assistant Principal) and Mr J. Clements (Head of Lower School) will be visiting Primary Schools the week commencing 13th March to hand out information regarding transition. There will also be a Welcome Evening at the College on Wednesday 29th March starting at 6pm, giving parents and students an opportunity to meet with the Principal Mr Simon, Assistant Principal Mrs Bukowski who is in charge of transition, Mr Clements Head of Lower School and Mrs Donohue Student Welfare Officer. There will also be an opportunity to meet with staff in our curriculum areas.

Year 5 Taster Mornings

Monday 10th July 2017- Exminster, Kenton and Westcliff

Tuesday 11th July 2017- Starcross, Kenn, Cockwood and Gatehouse

Mrs Bukowski will be visiting the Primary Schools in June 2017 to hand out information regarding the taster days.

Open Week: Monday 2nd to Friday 6th October 2017

Join the Principal, key staff members and students for coffee between 9.15am and 11.15am.

Open Evening: Thursday 5th October 2017 from 6pm onwards