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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Science Quiz 9 July 2020 - posted

Here's this week's quiz. Work as a team (remotely if you are not in the same household) to answer the questions below. Send your completed form to the email address at the bottom of the page. The winning team is the one with the highest score, in the event of a draw it is the one with the highest score in the fastest time.

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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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Science Quiz 2 July 2020 - posted

Here's this week's quiz. Work as a team (remotely if you are not in the same household) to answer the questions below. Send your completed form to the email address at the bottom of the page. The winning team is the one with the highest score, in the event of a draw it is the one with the highest score in the fastest time.

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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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School Lottery June 2020 - posted

Thanks to your fantastic support of our lottery we are now receiving a regular monthly fundraising payment and building up a fund which will support our students in the next academic year. This half term ‘Your School Lottery’ are also giving away £150 JD Sports gift cards to 3 lucky winners as well as the normal weekly cash prize and the chance to win the £25,000 jackpot. ‘Your School Lottery’ knows that times are tough for families right now and want to provide prizes that ...really help them.

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Sports Ambassadors 2020 - posted

Within the PE department there will be a new exciting initiative being launched to become a Dawlish College Sports Ambassador. If you are currently in Years 8 or 9 you could soon apply for this amazing opportunity to develop your leadership skills and become part of the sports ambassador team. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on how you apply and what is required to become a sports ambassador.

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Transition 2020 - posted

For students, parents and carers of those joining us in September, below is the video link for the Transition 2020 video. We hope you enjoy it!

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RE in Lockdown - posted

In RE students have been asked to find ways to explore beliefs at this time, to thank or to motivate others. Here's some examples of excellent work.

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