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.
Despite the limitations placed on us by the COVID system of controls that we have to implement, we are delighted to be able to offer your child a varied and exciting range of extracurricular opportunities at Dawlish College next term. These clubs and activities are a fantastic opportunity to try something new, meet new friends and gain both skills and confidence, and the associated physical and social benefits have never been more important than they are now, moving out of a third national lockdown.
We encourage every student to participate in at least one activity. It is important that we keep accurate records of student attendance at clubs in case we are required to carry out a ‘track and trace’ exercise. For this reason, all clubs will be by appointment only and registers will be taken. It is therefore essential that you complete the Google Form linked below to book your child’s place at a club :
So that staff know how many students to plan for and can organise their sessions for the first week back after Easter, please can I ask that you complete this Form by a deadline of Monday 29 March.