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

Birmingham Art

We were extremely proud of our students during our Art trip to Birmingham on Friday 15th February. We departed at 7am and first visited the Museum and Art gallery; here we saw Da Vinci drawings and surreal work which debated the impact of the modern world and social media on the concept of ‘cuteness’. Lots of the exhibits were useful for our exam topics, ‘messages’ and ‘texture’.

We then enjoyed a splash of sunshine and fantastic city views from the roof terraces of the Library of Birmingham followed by a stroll by the canals in Brindley Place where the students were most excited by a low level fountain area and a Lego giraffe. We spied the silver exterior of New Street Station and then headed for free time, shopping and food at the Bullring Shopping Centre before our journey home.

All 45 students were polite, responsible and engaged throughout the day which made it a real pleasure for the Expressive Arts team and they now have a wealth of photographs and some drawings to support their important exam and coursework projects….let the hard work begin!

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