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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Key Stage 3 Leaders

Key Stage 3 Captains - posted

Congratulations to our Key Stage 3 Student Leaders - Eric, Hannah, Harry, Laurence, Lily, Noah, Pippa and Suzie. We look forward to working alongside you this year!

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Start of Term September 2020 - posted

As we approach the start of term I wanted to revisit some information and bring you up to date with changes. For your reference I have attached the letter and supporting document that was sent out at the end of term and I will attempt to review the key pieces of information here. As always, this is subject to change as and when the government issues new guidance.

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PE Kit Update - posted

Just to update parents, following a few recent enquiries, the college is phasing out the 4 coloured house system. As a result of this, if any new PE kit needed by students, Thomas Moore have been instructed to only sell the blue/aqua kit.

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Student Leaders HBG 20 21

Open College Tours 2020 - posted

With deadlines for secondary school choices looming for September 2021, we would like to invite parents of students in Year 4,5 or 6 to come along for a personalised visit and tour of the college. Given the current nationwide situation we plan to open the college for regular tours throughout the day between 14th September – 2nd October. This is in place of our annual ‘Open Evening’ which is unlikely to go ahead due to the government guidance around group events and gatherings.

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Art Exhibition 2020 - posted

At Dawlish College we usually celebrate the year's GCSE Art achievements by selecting nominees for our Dawlish Art Award from our 6 GCSE art groups. We choose from outcomes produced in our 3 annual art exams and then as a college community we vote for our favourite pieces in college and online with the top 3 outcomes winning prizes and the top spot awarded the 'D'Art Award'.

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Building Greater Exeter Education Hub - posted

 The BUILDING GREATER EXETER EDUCATION HUB’ is now live. The hub provides lots of engaging activities and educational resources to help those interested in learning more about the construction industry. Click on the link below to find out more.

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Exeter College Virtual Tour 2020 - posted

Exeter College are disappointed they are unable to offer Discovery Days for Year 10 students to visit Exeter College. Students usually have a tour and three ‘taster sessions’ with subjects or courses they are interested in, before making decisions about their post 16 choices in year 11. We think they have done a professional job with their virtual tour. Why not have a look!

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Welcome Back Year 10! - posted

This week the college saw the return of our year 10 students, in small groups, for their first face to face teaching in almost 3 months. It was lovely to see students' happy faces engaging with each other – even if socially distanced! We look forward to welcoming them back again next week. Well done year 10! #proud

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