Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It is an absolute privilege to have been invited to take on the role of Head Of College at Dawlish College; especially at such a positive time as it flourishes within the Formal Management Partnership with Newton Abbot College. Our GCSE results this year have been excellent with students out-performing the national average in many subjects and English and maths passes being the highest in the area.

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
Head Of College

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Welcome Evening 2020 - posted

Our Welcome Evening is being held on Monday 23rd March at 6pm for parents, carers and students who will be joining us in September to advise the next steps in the transition from Primary to Secondary. We are looking forward to meeting you all!

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Western Chan Fellowship Visit - posted

We recently welcomed Jeanine and Jeremy from the Western Chan Fellowship who spoke to us about their Buddhist beliefs, teachings and practices. They explained Buddhist life and showed us a range of artefacts and pictures. This really helped students to gain further knowledge and insight into part of the GCSE Religious Studies course. Students asked some very interesting questions and it was a great way to end the Buddhist module. Thank you to our guests for all their time and effort.

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Design Technology KS2 Challenge - posted

Students from primary schools across the area were recently invited to take part in a challenge organised by Dawlish Rotary Club and Dawlish College. Students from five local primary schools including Westcliff Primary Academy, Gatehouse Primary Academy, Cockwood Primary School, Starcross Primary School and Exminster Community Primary School came along to Dawlish College with the aim of building a working crane from the materials provided.

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Tutee Of The Term December 2019 - posted

We are extremely proud of our students who receive tutee of the week. This accolade is not solely based on academic achievement. It is a reflection of a student’s attitude, care, kindness, behaviour and effort within our college community. At the end of each term a draw is made and the winner receives a voucher to spend during the holidays. Congratulations to a boy in Year 7 who was presented with his voucher at the end of last half term.

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Leading Lights in Languages November 2019 - posted

The Modern Languages Department were delighted to have identified a number of students to receive certificates during November for their work in French and Spanish. This award is given to students who have demonstrated outstanding effort or achievement in their Key Stage in Languages over the previous month. Among those who received certificates in Key Stage 3 are Tilly, Jessica, Mia, Rio, Sylvia, Lily-May and Alex. Key Stage 4 certificates were given to Callie. Alex, Josh, Molly, Katie and Abbie.

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