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

Book Fair 2021

We wanted to send a huge thank you to those you of who have supported this year's book fair, either by directly buying a book or voucher, or encouraging family and friends to do the same. Many of the students also used their own pocket money to buy books and little fun items from the stationary range, so we will also be thanking them.

The support we got this year from parents/carers, students and teachers has been incredible and as a result of this we have made sales of £1033.60, resulting in an amazing £611 of commission that we can spend with Scholastic this year. This means we can refresh tired books and increase the range of new titles on our shelves. We will actively involve students in choosing books, probably over a few break times in the next couple of weeks. They have really enjoyed doing this in previous years.

There are a number of students who placed orders and are waiting to receive their book/s, as we were only sent a maximum of 2 copies per item. We are hoping that these books will be available for collection either today, or Monday, depending upon when they arrive.

Thank you again for your wonderful support with this event, where so many of you have actively helped us to increase the selection of books available to all our students. The library means so much to many of our students and it is such a joy being able to keep it fresh and inviting for them.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Meredith and Mrs Cotton