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

Changing Lives

On Thursday 6th June our year 9 French students were given a presentation by Edmund Henley who works at the MET office in Exeter. He has recently been involved in a project in Western Africa (Burkino Faso) where he was working with the local MET office to help the population adapt to changing weather patterns. He explained how even having basic language skills can benefit students in the workplace and that being fluent in French is essential for his current role at the MET office.

Students asked some very interesting questions and hopefully they will be inspired to pursue their languages studies beyond GCSE and into their future careers.

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