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



“There is a strong culture of safeguarding in the school. Students feel safe and are kept safe." Ofsted 2016

Safeguarding is paramount at Dawlish College. We firmly believe that children learn best, and are most successful, when they feel safe and secure.

We take our role in safeguarding the young people in our care very seriously and have robust policies and procedures in place in line with County and National protocols.

All our staff and governors are trained in how to receive disclosures or notice potential concerns about a child and how to follow up and report any issues.

If anyone has concerns, that are potentially of a safeguarding nature, with regard to any member of the Dawlish College learning community then they should contact a member of our designated safeguarding team by telephone on 01626 862318 and stating the need to report a safeguarding concern; or email direct on the addresses given below:

Designated Safeguarding Officer Kate Bukowski KBukowski@dawlish.devon.sch.uk
Deputy Safeguarding Officer Tiffany Chambers TChambers@dawlish.devon.sch.uk
Safeguarding Governor Sian Hawkins Shawkins@dawlish.devon.sch.uk


To view our Safeguarding Policy, click here