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

Circus Art @Starcross Primary

We are gearing up for our Circus event which will take on the 10th July for all our feeder Primary schools with the theme ‘Circus’.

The Art Department has recently been working with students at Starcoss Primary School. The first workshop was looking at creating a warm welcome, so each student was given a letter that when all put together will spell ‘welcome to the circus’. We talked about how to make our lettering stand out and become 3D which we truly feel each student has achieved- they look great all together!

The second workshop was driven by a homework task designing a Clown tie. These designs were then transferred onto fabric using coloured ink. They were then cut into tie shapes to make Clown tie bunting.

Along with creating a clown silhouette for students and parents to have their photograph with, it has been a busy time but the results look amazing!!

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