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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Parents' Forum Wednesday 1 May 2019 - posted 23rd Apr

The college ‘Parents' Forum’ have successfully held regular meetings throughout the last year, with the aim of providing opportunities for parents to express views to the Head of College and other senior staff. The meetings are friendly and informal, with ample refreshments. This is different to the role of ‘Parent Governor’ but the ideas and suggestions made to the College will be fed back to the Governing Body.

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Tutee Of The Term April 2019 - posted 23rd Apr

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 Shannon, the winner at the end of last half term.

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Jay's Aim Defibrillator - posted 5th Apr

Dawlish College already had an internal defibrillator, but the money raised by students on the first non-uniform day since Jay's ...AIM was chosen as their 2019 charity of the year has paid for a public access cabinet, a new battery and replacement pads. Pictured below are Mr Osborne, a teacher at Dawlish College and Jay’s AIM trustee, Head of College Rachel Wickham and some of the students who were involved in the CPR training earlier this year.

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HappyMaps - posted 1st Apr

Funded by Health Education England, HappyMaps is designed to help parents find useful resources on behaviour and mental health for their children - from babies to young adults.

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Art @ Exminster Primary - posted 28th Mar

Recent staff and students from our Art department joined students in Year 5 from Exminster Primary School and embarked on an eco themed art project. The big question in year 5 this term is 'How does our use of plastic impact on our Earth?' We looked at four key areas: mass production; consumerism and wastefulness; environmental impact and how we can change by reducing, reusing, recycling and repurposing. The children use acrylic paint and used plastic to create four panels depicting each of the aspects.

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