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


Business Enterprise


Students can elect to study for a GCSE in Business (Pearson Edexcel) as an option from Year 10. This course provides a comprehensive and developed toolkit of knowledge of the business environment, from the germ of an idea through to the development and growth of a success enterprise. The course covers the significant areas of business development, including entrepreneurial qualities, purpose of business, finance, marketing, human resources, and the economic environment. Once completed, this course allows students to progress onto further studies in Business, Economics, and Enterprise.

Year 11
Students can elect to study for a BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise (Pearson Edexcel) as an option from Year 10. This course provides a respected qualification and forms a solid foundation from which students can progress onto further study on the Level 3 BTEC Business course or traditional A level Business. The course covers all the major aspects of business from enterprise and promoting a brand, to finance and recruitment.

For both courses, students should have an interest in business and business in action and need to be comfortable using the Microsoft Office suite of software. This is a popular option choice and more details about the course can be found in the Guide to Options.

For more information please contact AMalcolm@dawlish.devon.sch.uk

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