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.

R Wickham
Headteacher

Free data for On-Line Learning

The government are seeking to help disadvantaged and vulnerable families with an offer of mobile data during the current lockdown to enable students without a fixed broadband connection, currently working from home.

Companies are offering additional free data between now and July. Schools must apply on your behalf. If you feel you are eligible, you need to send the following information to the school by e mailing scooper@dawlish.devon.sch.uk 

  • Student name and TG:
  • Parent name
  • Mobile Network:
  • Mobile number for data to be applied to:
  • Whether this is a monthly contract or are Pay-as-you-go

Finally you need to confirm you have read the Privacy notice, which tells you how the Department of Education will use your information. This can be found here:

Privacy notice

The following networks are offer free data:

EE
Be aware that until the end of January, it may take EE some time to process requests.
• The recipient will get 20GB of additional data per month until 31 July 2021.
• The offer is available to both Pay Monthly and Pay-as-you-go customers.
• A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.
• EE will process no more than 60,000 requests across all schools. If they reach this limit, they will not accept further requests.

Sky Mobile
• The recipient will get 100GB of additional data.
• The offer is only available to Pay Monthly customers identified as needing this support. It’s not available to Pay-as-you-go customers.
• Sky Mobile customers will be able to see the data uplift in their piggybank.
• Sky Mobile will aim to process the request within 14 days.
• Sky Mobile will process no more than 1800 requests across all schools. If they reach this limit, they will not accept further requests.

Smarty
• The recipient will get unlimited data until 31 July 2021.
• The offer is available to both Pay Monthly and Pay-as-you-go customers.
• A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.
• Smarty will aim to process the request within 14 days.

Tesco Mobile
• The recipient will get 20GB of additional data per month until 31 July 2021.
• The offer is only available to Pay Monthly customers identified as needing this support. It’s not available to Pay-as-you-go customers.
• A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.
• Tesco Mobile will aim to process the request within 14 days.
• Tesco Mobile will process no more than 1,000 requests across all schools. If they reach this limit, they will not accept further requests.

Three
• The recipient will get unlimited data until 31 July 2021.
• The offer is available to both Pay Monthly and Pay-as-you-go customers.
• A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.
• Three will aim to process the request within 14 days.

Virgin Mobile
• The recipient will get 20GB of additional data per month until 31 July 2021.
• The offer is only available to Pay Monthly customers identified as needing this support. It’s not available to Pay-as-you-go customers.
• A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.
• Virgin Mobile will aim to process the request within 14 days.
• Virgin Mobile will process no more than 1750 requests across all schools. If they reach this limit, they will not accept further requests.
• Wi-Fi hotspots are open to all existing customers, including those on Pay-as-you-go. Customers on Pay-as-you-go will need to have a minimum of £5 credit. Instructions to download the app and find their nearest hotspot can be found by going to www.virginmedia.com/wifiapp.

If successful, you will receive a text message when free data has been activated as well as information about when free data will end. This data can be used when tethering a mobile phone to another device for internet access.