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

Momo Challenge Warning

The college has been made aware of some nasty challenges (Momo Challenge) which are hacking into children’s programmes, social media and online games.

This ‘challenge’ targets young people and encourages them to harm themselves, threatening bad things will happen to their friends and family if they do not comply. We would encourage you to be vigilant with your child whilst using any IT as these images and challenges appear to be very disturbing. The images and recordings are said to pop up mid-way through You Tube videos, Fortnite etc to avoid detection by adults. Please discuss this with your son/daughter to ensure they are kept safe.

If you are concerned about this or would like to discuss further please contact the college.

You will find the most up to date guides for social media apps and platforms by following the link below. Click on the link and you will be offered a range of icons. Click on the icons to find out more information about each app and to download useful tips to help keep children safe.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

Many thanks

Kate Bukowski

Assistant Principal

Dawlish College