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 College Remembers

Dawlish College was delighted to welcome Bert Parton this morning as part of our Remembrance activities.

Bert, a member of the Royal British Legion and former Marine Sergeant, was joined by Year 8 and 9 students around the quad for the assembly of Remembrance led by Mrs Wickham. The start of two minutes silence for reflection was marked by Bert playing The Last Post; the sound of his bugle echoing across the quad and school grounds.

Afterwards, Bert was able to inspect the rows of crosses designed and made by the Year 8 students and visited the exhibition of work by Year 10 students. The event itself, and work leading up to today, was organised by Mrs Lithgow, who was extremely proud of the efforts and attitude of all those involved.

We would like to thank Darren Francis of Brunel Wood Supplies in Newton Abbot for the kind donation of wood for us to make 100 crosses for this memorial.

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