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


Role of Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body at the College consists of parents, staff and members of the local community. It is responsible for the strategic leadership of the College and works closely with the Headteacher and Leadership Team in monitoring and promoting excellent opportunities, outcomes and life chances for all.

The Role of a Local Governing Body
The three core functions of committee are:

The precise role of each member will depend on what responsibilities s/he takes on. Most members will take responsibility for one of the link areas – Finance; H&S; Data; Safeguarding/Child Protection; SEND; Teaching & Learning; Pastoral Care; Policies; HR; Careers – members are also encouraged to take on other responsibilities from time to time, but there is no requirement to do so.

Why become a Local Governing Body Member?
If you have an interest and passion in the ongoing development of Dawlish College to provide the best possible education in its broadest sense to the young people in this area, offering your time as a Local Governing Body member will allow you to contribute directly to that end.

If you are interested in joining the Local Governing Body at Dawlish College, please contact the Trust Governance Officer by email – gaby.willis@ivyeducationtrust.co.uk who can arrange an informal meeting with members to discuss matters further and let you know if there are any current vacancies.