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

Dawlish Boys Futsal Success

On Mon 25th November the Dawlish U13 boys travelled to St Luke’s to compete in the area futsal tournament. The squad of 7 boys competed against 11 other teams in two groups of 6. The group stages saw the boys take on St Luke’s, St James, West Ex, ISCA and St Peters.

Confidence was high as they comfortably won their first game 7-0 against St James with some clinical finishing from all the boys as they all scored (apart from Charlie in goal but he had a quiet game!)

The next game wasn’t as quiet for Charlie as he pulled off some amazing saves and kept the boys in the game as they finished with a 0-0 draw against a strong ISCA first team. The boys then went on to win their next 3 games 3-0, 4-1, 3-1 to secure top spot in their group.

In the semi-final (against ISCA) the boys soon took control after Zak smashed the ball in from just inside his own half. Shell-shocked, the opposition never recovered and goals from Lawrence and Ben secured the victory and a place in the final against St Luke’s.

The final was a very close game with both teams strong in attack and defence. Dawlish almost took the lead with a couple of minutes to go with some good work from Ben and Lawrence. However a cruel blow as St Luke’s scored with just a minute to play and despite the brave efforts of all the boys in the dying seconds, they just couldn’t quite claw it back.

A superb performance by the whole team, some of whom are pictured below: Zac, Lawrence, Alfie, Liam, Ben, Charlie and Ben. A huge thank for your efforts.

Well done

Mr P Henderson

IMG 1931