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

'Moving Up!’ evening On Tuesday 21st June 2022 5.30 – 7pm

Dear Year 6 Parents,

I hope you all had a lovely half term and Jubilee weekend!

We would like to welcome you to come along to our ‘Moving Up!’ evening On Tuesday 21st June 5.30 – 7pm

This evening will focus on a young person’s Transition to Secondary and provide practical, helpful tips to support your child’s mental health during their journey to secondary education and the teenage years. The event is an introduction to the ‘Mental Health Support Team’ for schools and will address common concerns about ‘moving up’

Due to restricted seating, we ask that you sign up for this evening using the link provided

Here is the link to the Form

There is a limit to 3 seats per family to ensure we are able to reach as many young people as possible.

I do hope this will help to ease some of the anxiety around starting with us in September and support parents to begin this process in readiness for their first day with us.

Many thanks

Kate Bukowski
Assistant Principal (Safeguarding, Welfare & Behaviour)
Dawlish College