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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Day of Sport Year 9 and 10 2021 - posted 21st Jul

Day of Sport 2021 with Year 9 and 10 on Monday 19th July was a brilliant success. All students were brilliantly behaved and worked really hard, despite the heat and special circumstances. We had a number of new school records broken (NSR) - which is amazing. Well done to everyone for your amazing efforts. Below are some of the winners on the day.

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Results day 2021 - posted 19th Jul

GCSE results day will go ahead as previously published on 12th August. Results will be available to collect between 10am and 11:30 am from the Quad Hall. There will be a one-way system in place which will be made clear on the day. Please arrive through the main gate.

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Demystifying SEND workshops - posted 1st Jul

Some people will know from birth that their child has a disability and will have information given by health professionals. For many parents the special educational needs of their child emerge over time. Wherever you are on your journey you need access to clear information and this session has been designed to get you started and help you find information relevant to your child.

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Learning Coach Applications - posted 30th Jun

Required from 1st September 2021 enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated people to join our SEN team to work under the guidance of teachers/Assistant SENCO/SENCO to undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for students. Work may be carried out in the classroom or may regularly take place outside the main teaching area.

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Awards Evening 2021 - posted 28th Jun

It was a pleasure to welcome a select number of students and parents/carers back onto the school site on Thursday to take part in our annual Awards Evening in person. Safety was at the forefront of our planning of the event and we would like to thank those who attended for their obliging compliance with our system of controls. Despite all the constraints it was fantastic to see people face-to-face and to have the opportunity to celebrate the amazing achievements of our students.

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