Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

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.

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College Food Bank

Huge thanks to Dawlish Co-op who have donated, and delivered, £100 worth of food for our college food bank. The haul includes long life products such as pasta, rice, tinned foods and sauces to help make up food parcels for students in need in our college community. A recent college survey highlighted that nearly 50% of students that participated are aware that adults at home are worried about paying for food and bills and that 10% see their parents go without meals.

The food bank is located in the breakfast club room in the Maths block and can be accessed before and immediately after college. If a student has any questions or needs help to access the food bank they can ask Mrs Binding (SEND/ Hub), Mr Blackwell (Maths) or Mrs Lithgow (Art).