Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It continues to be an absolute privilege to be the Headteacher at Dawlish College – the staff and students are second to none and take all of life’s challenges in their stride. Despite current uncertainties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to hold onto our core purpose in all that we do. Behind all of the decisions taken and measures put in place sits the balance between keeping staff and students safe whilst also providing them with a varied and exciting school experience.

Dawlish College is a vibrant and exciting place to be, where we have the highest expectations of staff and students alike and seek to provide challenge at every available opportunity. As a small school, we have a very proud record of holistic support, care and individual attention: the happiness and well-being of our students is of paramount importance and is a vital foundation for their growth and development. Our college has an atmosphere of creativity and positivity that is generated by the provision of excellent opportunities for every individual thereby maximising the outcomes and improving the life chances of the young people in our care.

As a parent myself, I understand that you want your child to be inspired, supported and challenged to be the best version of themselves within an environment that knows them and values them as an individual. Thank you for entrusting me with the care and education of your child, present or future, and I look forward to unlocking their ambitions as I get to know them and work closely with you.

S Banks


Register of Business Interests

Name Position Category of Governor Relevant Business Interests Date Interest Declared Date Interest Ceased Date of Appointment to Local Governing Body Term of Office Expiry Date
Sam Banks Headteacher Staff (Headteacher/Ex-Officio) Employed at Dawlish College 23.02.2023   07.11.2022 N/A
Simon Broom Governor Staff (Non-Teaching) Employed at Dawlish College 15.09.2020   30.09.2020 29.09.2024
Hannah Grant Link Governor for Attendance/ Behaviour/Inclusion/Student Wellbeing Co-opted governor (IET) Employed at the University of Exeter 19.09.2023   17.07.2023 17.07.2027
Lisa Johnson
Vice chair. 
Link Governor for Finance.
Co-Opted Governor  Employed by Lloyds Bank 04.10.2022   04.04.2022 03.04.2026
Lucy Lewis
Link for SEND and Careers
Parent Governor 

Somerset Careers Hub Lead, Devon County Council

Committee member for Shaldon Regatta

13.12.2022   15.12.2022 14.12.2026
David Lidbury
Governor Responsible for Safeguarding 

Self-employed barrister at Magdalen Chambers, Exeter

Part-time judge in the Family Court, County Court and Mental Health Tribunal 

Chair of the ECB Safeguarding Panel 

Judicial Officer for the RFU

13.12.2022   15.12.2022 14.12.2026
Sarah Mascall

Link for Curriculum and Assessment 



Familial relationship with a member of staff at TCS Mill Lane

Familial relationship with a member of staff at Kenton Primary School

Familial relationship with a Trustee of Ivy Education Trust

06.01.2023   15.12.2022 14.12.2026
Craig Reed


Link for Health and Safety.

Parent governor (IET) Director of Heat Radiation. CEO of Eco Environmental Energy.  19.09.2023   18.07.2023 17.07.2027
Amy Reed


Link for PSHE, Wellbeing and Equality

Staff (Teaching) Employed at Dawlish College 01.11.2020   01.10.2020 30.09.2024
Julia Sutherland   Clerk None 01.06.2023   01.06.2023  


Served within the past 12 months

Name Position Category of Governor Relevant Business Interests Date Interest Declared Date Interest Ceased Date of Appointment to Local Governing Body Term of Office Expiry Date
Harriet Randell-Nash Governor Co-Opted Independent Consultant - Hydro International 13.12.2022   15.12.2022 Resignation accepted 21.02.2023 
David Violett Chair of Governors Co-Opted Employed by BT 20.09.2019   20.09.2019 Resignation accepted 09.12.2023
Sian Hawkins Governor Co-Opted Employed by Network Rail 17.09.2020   01.09.2018 and re-appointed 19.07.2022 Resignation accepted 15.12.2023
Edmond Froude Governor Parent None declared 09.01.2023   15.12.2022 16 May 2023