The Exe Estuary Academic Co-operative Trust


Part of the idea behind the proposal was to continue to raise standards of achievement by working closely with partners to raise aspirations, provide additional exciting and motivating learning experiences and challenge all learners within the Trust to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Also it was viewed as an excellent opportunity to enable closer, collaborative working with the community and other partners to develop young people who are able to contribute to the local community as well as being proud to be part of it.


The Trustees:

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What each Partner will bring to the Trust:

Local Further Education providers will bring the possibility of extending and enhancing current curriculum provision enabling us to secure even better progression routes into a range of Post-16 provision. They will also bring their expertise in quality assurance and a range of other networks that students at our College would not normally be able to access.

Dawlish Learning Partnership will enable us to maintain strong links with our partner primary schools and local special schools.

The Diocese of Exeter will help us to further emphasise the importance of social justice, equality as well as developing spiritual and moral elements of the curriculum .

FlyBe, who is an important local business, will build on our current strong curriculum links in engineering and technology in to other areas of expertise such as Travel and Tourism.

Devon County Council will allow us to stay firmly within our local family of schools and benefit from a wide range of school improvement services.

The Co-operative Movement has extensive experience in supporting educational establishments to develop and embed a co-operative values driven ethos across the College and across the curriculum . It will also help bring a global dimension to College and community perceptions, through national and international links with other co-operative educational Institutions and organisations. Initially, it will be represented by the Co-operative College. Being a co-operative trust College will also allow us to become a member of the National Co-operative Schools Society, which is a fast growing national schools organisation which will be of great assistance as we face the rapidly changing educational landscape facing all mainstream schools. Equally important, we will also be able to participate in a strong international network of co-operative schools and Colleges.

The Stakeholder Forum will provide opportunities to engage the community of the College with the community of wider Dawlish working through parents, teachers and students. The Governing Body of Dawlish Community College will itself be represented on the Trust, with four nominated Trustees, including the Principal and Chair of Governors (or nominee).

The Trust makes no charge for membership, your support is far more valuable.

Being a member of the Trust has no monetary value. However, we are currently seeking to develop links with local businesses and suppliers for possible membership discounts in the future.

If you would like to become a  member of the Trust, please complete a membership form here and return to Mrs Drake at Dawlish Community College.  Your membership card will then be issued to you within fourteen days.  If your link with the Trust is through either a student or a member of staff, your card will be issued to you through them.