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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Leading Lights In Languages - posted 15th Oct

The Modern Languages are delighted to have identified a number of students to receive certificates this month 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 will be receiving certificates are Grace, Ofa, Caitlyn, Monique and Amelie, Ruby and Tilli. Congratulations to our Leading Light students for all the hard work they put into their studies in languages and look forward to continued success in the future

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Parents' Forum Meeting 17 October 6pm - posted 15th Oct

Last year the college began a ‘Parent’s Forum’ and has since successfully held regular meetings throughout the year. The aim of these evenings is to provide opportunities for you to express your 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 Board.

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Open Week 2018 - posted 24th Sep

We look forward to welcoming all families with primary-aged children to our Open Week 24th - 28th September. Tours are available daily at 9:15 and 10:15. Open Evening starts at 6pm with the Head's address and then there will be plenty of time to explore and take part in fun activities until 7:30pm. See you there!

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Arts Achievement 2018 - posted 21st Sep

We are very proud to announce that all 33 students who recently entered their Arts Award Bronze portfolios have been successful in achieving successful results.

To achieve a Bronze Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual arts log or portfolio of their experiences of:

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Junior Champion 2018 - posted 20th Sep

Congratulations to Andrew in Year 8 who has just won the Teignmouth Open Bowls Junior Singles Under 16 Tournament.

Andrew has played in a number of tournaments over the last few years and is mainly involved in indoor tournaments, so was very excited to win an outdoor tournament and significantly raise his pacing from last year.

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Year 11 Information Eve - posted 19th Sep

Just a quick note to provide you with the final arrangements for the Year 11 information evening on Thursday 20th September 2018.

The Millennium hall will be open from 4.00pm where Exeter College will be available to help with any questions you or your child has about life after GCSEs. There will also be revision hints, tips and timetables on show and a variety of revision books to look through. Last year the parents who attended found it invaluable in helping them to support their child in their final year at school.

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Hitting The Mark! - posted 21st Aug

Congratulations to all our recent Year 11 students whose results were fantastic!

English and maths GCSE results were among some of the huge successes at Dawlish College this summer. 80% of entries in English passed with grade 4 and above and 70% of entries in maths passed with a grade 4 and above- best English and maths pass rate in the area!

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PE @ Morfa Bay 2018 - posted 24th Jul

We were impressed by our Year 10 students who spent a few days away at Morfa Bay Adventure, an activity centre in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

24 students took part in a BTEC PE residential where they had the opportunity to take part in coasteering, mud assault course, bushcraft, archery, abseiling, climbing, high ropes and zip lining. They relished the opportunity to try new activities and worked well together to overcome obstacles and challenges; also taking part in coastal hikes, beach walks as well as other activities. Students enjoyed their weekend and were a pleasure to take on residential. They represented the college extremely well and were always polite, well behaved and enthusiastic.

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Tutee Of The Term July 2018 - posted 12th Jul

All students who have been awarded Tutee Of The Week this term have been placed into a prize draw.

This term’s winner was Spencer in Year 7 who presented with a voucher for £15 to spend during the holiday. Another lucky winner will be drawn at the end of the next term

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