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

Running Success

It is always exciting to hear about the adventures of our students, who are engaged in a wide range of activities out of school.

Last year we were delighted to hear about Olivia’s success in Westward League Cross Country Championship, which is a series of five races and thrilled to know she won the championship!

So we were thrilled to hear that she had recently competed in an athletics meet in Braunton, North Devon. Taking part in the 1500m race, Olivia won in a time of 5.03minutes. Since Olivia had such a good entry time, she had to run against the senior runners rather than her own age group.

When the time was uploaded to the power of 10 website, which shows all her achievements and national rankings, Olivia realised her time was the third fastest under-13 1500m in the whole of the UK this year!

Olivia has a number of other meets in the next few weeks, and is especially looking forward to the Devon championships in June. Her goal is to be selected to run as part of the Devon Team. Congratulations Olivia and good luck!