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


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Vacancy: Teacher of PE - posted 24th May

Teacher of PE 0.5 – 0.8 FTE

Ivy Education Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual with drive, passion and creativity to join the Physical Education department at Dawlish College. Your challenge will be to teach outstanding and interactive lessons across different topics within the department, leading to high levels of student progress.

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Coronation Celebrations - posted 16th May

During Coronation weekend, students took part in the coronation celebrations in Dawlish. A right royal performance! Well done to all involved, you were fantastic ambassadors for the college. Thank you to Dawlish Town Council for inviting us to perform.

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Running For Charity - posted 16th May

As you may have been aware, a small group of staff from Dawlish College took part in the Plymouth 10k and Half Marathon in aid of raising money for the school's charity for this year: Jay's aim

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Archway Project Success - posted 26th Apr

Congratulations to Austin, Cody and Leon who have completed the archway as part of the gardening project. The students showed good resilience, improving their accuracy and skills in making the joints to a good degree of fit. It looks amazing!

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College Food Bank - posted 26th Apr

Huge thanks to Dawlish Co-op who have donated, and delivered, £100 worth of food for our college food bank. The haul includes long life products such as pasta, rice, tinned foods and sauces to help make up food parcels for students in need in our college community. A recent college survey highlighted that nearly 50% of students that participated are aware that adults at home are worried about paying for food and bills and that 10% see their parents go without meals.

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Motor Vehicle Experience - posted 25th Apr

Recently, a group of year 10 students were taken to South Devon College for a taster session within the Motor Vehicle Department, where they completed some design work with the body finishing centre and learnt how to change a tyre.

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