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

ASDAN Christmas Visit 2020

Mrs Parr was delighted to escort the Year 10 ASDAN group to the Alice Cross Centre in Teignmouth, to help support the elderly and local community.

Due to Covid, the Alice Cross Centre is unable to provide and host the usual 100 Christmas dinners, so this year they have pulled together various local companies, schools and businesses to support them in making up Christmas Cheer bags. These bags will then be hand delivered by volunteers to those who would normally be sharing a community Christmas meal together.

Our students made up 100 Christmas cheer bags which contain some mince pies, Christmas cake, a gift, bags of sweets, as well as handmade Christmas cards from local secondary and primary schools. It was a great pleasure to be a part of providing this wonderful gift for those who will be spending Christmas day on their own.

We are very proud and thankful that our students were so willing in providing their time in supporting this wonderful Charity and making this Christmas special in a different way.

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