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.
As you will have probably heard, Monday 19th September 2022 will be a national Bank Holiday in respect of the State Funeral for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
The Department for Education announcement to Headteachers and school leaders stated the following:
The official date of the State Funeral is 19 September 2022. This day will be a bank holiday and settings that are normally closed on a bank holiday should close on this day as a mark of respect. This will include schools and colleges.
All schools, sites, and premises of Ivy Education Trust will be completely closed to staff and pupils on this day. Schools will re-open and continue as normal the following day, Tuesday 20th September.
We would like to thank the staff in all our schools for their skilled and sensitive handling of the death of the Queen with their pupils. Each school has marked the events of recent days in a manner that has been both compassionate and appropriate for their particular learning community.
Whilst the country mourns the death of our monarch, a family have lost their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother – our thoughts, sympathies, and condolences are with them.
Katy Quinn Paul Cornish
Chief Executive Officer Executive Director of Education
Ivy Education Trust Ivy Education Trust