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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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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Christmas Cheer Delivered! - posted

Students at the college have been collating and creating Christmas hampers full of goodies for the good people of Dawlish. Each tutor group collected donations of tins, chocolates, packets, cakes and small gifts. Students were then asked to nominate local families, services or vulnerable elderly people who might appreciate some Christmas cheer at this festive time. With the minibus full of Christmas hampers (and 10 students dressed as Christmas Elves!) we then travelled around town sharing some Christmas spirit and distributing the hampers to the good people and services of Dawlish.

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Art For Christmas - posted

A large number of students took the opportunity to create their own cards for Christmas as part of the School Art Club programme: a fabulous service which turns students’ artwork into unique greetings cards. We thought you might like to see a few!

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A Real Christmas Cracker - posted

We had a fantastic evening last week at our Expressive Arts Christmas Cracker evening. A whole range of talent was on show and we were delighted to see so many parents, carers and friends. Well done to everyone involved and thank you for supporting our event!

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