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

National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service Summer 2019

NCS is an amazing, positive experience for all young people after exams. The programme is underpinned by the following core principles: Social Mixing, Challenge, Increased Responsibility & Making a difference.

NCS adds value to CV’s and any future university UCAS applications. NCS is also a great confidence builder for their transition to adulthood and whatever your child decides to do post GSCE’s.

Please find below details of our summer programme; we are so passionate about this amazing programme and, as the programme grows each year, spaces become limited.

As a result of the government funding this whole 4 week programme is a maximum of £50

Dates: (please note the programme is Monday-Friday so the weekends are always your own)

Wave 1 – Monday 24th June – Friday 19th July

Wave 2 – Monday 1st July – Friday 26th July

Wave 3 – Monday 8th July – Friday 2nd August

Wave 4 – Monday 22nd July – Friday 16th August


Phase 1 – Adventure

Residential; return travel provided from Exeter City Football Club; food and drink provided.

Venue: THE POINT, Polzeath, Cornwall, PL27 6QT

Activities: Surfing, Bodyboarding, Banana Boat, Sailing, Paddle Boarding, Beach Games, Pollution Awareness amongst many more.

Phase 2 – Skills

Residential; return travel provided from Exeter City Football Club; food and drink provided.

Venue: BICTON COLLEGE, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 7BY

Activities: Anxiety Regulation, Communication skills, Interview Techniques, Health and Wellbeing, CPR training.

Phase 3 – Social Action

This phase is split into two phases: the first week (3a) is social action planning and the following week (3b) is social action delivery. Non-Residential. Transport/food is not provided.

Phase 3 (a): Social Action Planning

Venue:EXETER COLLEGE, Hele Rd, Exeter EX4 4JS

Phase 3 (b): Social Action Delivery - Venue: Exeter (exact location dependent on the Social Action project)

We will be returning to Dawlish to collect sign up packs that students received during our presentations on the 28.03, or will receive during presentations 04.04, at lunchtime on Friday 5th April

Use www.ncsyes.co.uk to sign up now. If you wish to discuss anything further please don’t hesitate to contact us on 07487 233094 or via email at ncs@ecfc.co.uk.

Exeter NCS, Exeter City Football Club, St James Park, Exeter, EX4 6PX