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.
At Dawlish College we usually celebrate the year's GCSE Art achievements by selecting nominees for our Dawlish Art Award from our 6 GCSE art groups. We choose from outcomes produced in our 3 annual art exams and then as a college community we vote for our favourite pieces in college and online with the top 3 outcomes winning prizes and the top spot awarded the 'D'Art Award'.
This year, this isn't possible as the exams haven't taken place, but we thought it would be great to hold a virtual exhibition of work students are proud as our means of celebration.
For this to happen we asked our wonderful GCSE art students to be brave and send a photo of their favourite piece of work produced in this academic year. Click on the link below to see the gallery of work received this year. Well done everyone for the fantastic range of talents on display!