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.

R Wickham

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Colour In Nature - posted 17th Jan

We are delighted to publish our ten chosen entries for the Dawlish Waters Rotary Photography competition, in both the Intermediate and Senior Groups. The theme was 'Colour in Nature' and students were encouraged to experiment with photography using digital and/or traditional methods of photography to demonstrate their interpretation of the topic, expressing their ideas through the medium of photography. 

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Rewards Trips - posted 13th Jan

At the end of the winter term College ran a reward trip to Hound Tor, Dartmoor, with the 15 top achieving students in Yr10 based on ATL (Attitude to Learning) scores selected to attend the climbing and abseiling trip.
The group started by scrambling and ‘ferreting’ through the gaps and crevices of the rocks at Hound Tor. They then got the opportunity to climb three different routes laid out by instructors, before abseiling from the highest point.

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Vacancy: Raising Standards Leader - English - posted 11th Jan

Raising Standards Leader – English

Required from September 2022
MPS / UPS + TLR 2b (£4,785)
full-time permanent vacancy

Dawlish College is a vibrant and exciting place to be. As a relatively small school we have the luxury of knowing every young person as an individual whilst also being able to offer every opportunity. Working collaboratively, having fun and enjoying what we do is at the heart of what it means to work with us and we believe that this is why students thrive, our outcomes are strong and we are growing year on year.

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Vacancy: Examinations Invigilator - posted 10th Jan

Examinations Invigilator

Newton Abbot College and Dawlish College

Estuaries Multi Academy Trust is seeking Examination Invigilators for two of the schools within our Trust, Dawlish College and Newton Abbot College. To oversee and supervise examinations and to ensure that guidelines and regulations for the integrity and security of the examination papers and procedures are followed during examination sessions.

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Vacancy: Teacher Of Maths - posted 10th Jan

Teacher of Maths
Fixed Term from 28th February 2022 – 31st August 2022
0.6 – 0.8 Position

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with drive, passion and creativity to join our Maths Department for the duration of this academic year to work with small groups of students to develop their mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding.

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Vacancy: IT Technician - posted 10th Jan

IT Technician

37 hours a week
Full time, all year round
Scale 4, point 7
Actual Annual Salary £20,092

We are looking for a committed individual to join the Dawlish College IT Team, who can provide comprehensive and effective IT support service to ensure the smooth and efficient running of systems and provide a high quality, customer focused service to users including staff, students and external parties. This vacancy is full time all year-round and is based at Dawlish College also covering Starcross Primary School.

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Christmas Gifts - posted 3rd Dec

Every year around Christmas time, we send hampers to our local community, especially those who are less fortunate, who may not have any family around them to be with at Christmas time, and those we feel deserve something special at this time of year. We ask each student in their tutor group to provide items to make up one hamper. This might include items with long shelf-lives (pasta, teabags etc)Christmas treats such as: biscuits, ginger bread, mince pies, Yule logs or Christmas puddings, sweets and cakes as well as baubles or Christmas novelties. We also asked students and parents to nominate members of the local community to receive our hampers. 

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