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

Multi-Academy Trust Consultation

The Governors of Dawlish College have taken the unanimous decision to submit an application to the Department for Education to convert Dawlish College from its current Local Authority maintained status to an academy trust and, in so doing, create a new Multi-Academy Trust. We believe converting to a Multi-Academy Trust will enable our college community to develop and improve further.

The Multi Academy Trust is proposed to be a two town, cross-phase trust with ourselves, Newton Abbot College and three primary schools. We believe that this collaboration will build on the already successful formal management partnership that exists between Dawlish College and Newton Abbot College.

We do not envisage that converting to a Multi-Academy Trust would bring about a significant change to the day to day running of our College, but it will enable us to further improve the teaching and learning experience and outcomes for the College. The success of Dawlish College is thanks to the hard work and support of our staff, students, parents and carers and the local community, therefore we wish to work with you during this consultation period. You have my assurance, and the assurance of the governing body, that Dawlish College will remain a fully comprehensive, mixed college catering for the needs of students in our own community.

Your views are important, and we also want to answer any questions you may have, so we have arranged a consultation meeting at 5.30pm on Wednesday 4th September 2019 in the Millennium Hall where Mr Cornish, Mrs Wickham and Governors will be available to provide any further information on this proposal.

The consultation period runs between Monday 1st July and Monday 9th September. The proposed date for conversion is Friday 1st November 2019.

Comments during the consultation can be made via governors@dawlish.devon.sch.uk

David Violett

Chair of Governors