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


PE Charity Event

PE Charity Event at Dawlish College

Recently, the PE department organised a whole school charity event for this year's chosen college charity, ‘Jays Aim’. A number of the college staff had already been involved in fundraising activities including sky dives and the Plymouth Half Marathon. It was vital for students to have the opportunity to also be involved.

Students completed a 1 mile route around the school fields and astroturf in an allocated lesson during the college day. Students were invited to complete the mile in any way that they wishes and they came up with some inventive solutions including 5 legged races and playing the guitar while running! With the help of a cake bake at break time, the college managed to raise an amazing £1,351.76 (including gift aid)

Donations can still be made by friends and family by clicking on the link to the JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/jays-aim-dawlishcollegemile

Hannah Dempsey
Raising Standards Leader: PE

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