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.
We have made the decision to adapt our plans for this evening - Wednesday 30 June 2021 - slightly to allow for social distancing indoors, and in line with the changes to government guidelines relating to indoor events. As such, we have put plans in place to ensure safety is at the heart of our evening. The evening will now be run over 2 sessions - 5.30 and 6.30 – Please see below which session you are invited to, along with the entrance to be used and room. A member of staff will be at each entrance to support you in this.
We ask that face masks are worn inside and that all visitors use sanitiser on arrival. The room will be set out to enable social distancing. It is important to ask that you do not arrive early for the 6.30 session, as we will have to allow time for the earlier session to be cleared and re-prepared.
If you would prefer not to attend or are unable to come along, we will video record each tutor session and email out to those who choose not to attend.
I apologise for this late change to the plan, but feel this is best to ensure safety of us all, given the recent increase in cases locally.
Session 1 - 5.30pm
7HD – Please enter through main gates to the Quad hall
7SFR – Please enter through student reception to Library
7NF – Please enter through car park into Millennium hall
Session 2 - 6.30pm (Please don’t arrive before 6.25)
7TR– Please enter through main gates to the Quad hall
7ARD – Please enter through student reception to Library
7BB – Please enter through car park into Millennium hall
Please don’t hesitate to contact me – I look forward to meeting you on Wednesday