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.

R Wickham

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Thank You! - posted

Thank you to all parents who sent through such kind words for staff. I was overwhelmed by the many emails from parents after my plea. Below are just some of the many words of praise from our parent community.
Happy Christmas to you all.
Kate Bukowski

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Bicton College Courses 2021 - posted

Bicton College specialises in agriculture and outdoor working. They currently offers courses in such topics as animal care, countryside management, horticulture, veterinary nursing, agricultural engineering, arboriculture and floristry as well as foundation learning courses and military and protective services.

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Moldova Shoebox Appeal - posted

You are amazing! We have had a fantastic response to our shoeboxes for Moldova appeal and today 184 boxes were loaded into cars and delivered, ready to be shipped to very needy families.
What a phenomenal response! A huge thank you to everyone for your contributions and congratulations to Mrs. Friend and the student management team!

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Student Of The Month - September 2020 - posted

We are delighted to announce our first Student Of The Month! Staff have been asked to nominate students who they feel have made an outstanding effort this month academically and in all aspects of college life. Here are a few of the comments from staff which formed Izzy’s nomination:

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STEM Challenge - posted

Last week, Year 8 students participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) challenge arranged by the Smallpeice Trust,  an educational charity whose aim is to get students interested in engineering and showing them how Science, Technology and Maths concepts learned in class can be applied in real life applications.

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