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 Thank A Teacher Day 20 May 2020

Thank A Teacher Day is Wednesday 20 May 2020

Why not take this time to say a HUGE thank you to your teachers for their amazing work not only in these challenging times but all year round.

How are you going to thank YOUR teacher?

Do you have a STAR teacher? Do you miss seeing them every day? This Thank A Teacher Day let’s take the opportunity to say thank you to all our amazing teachers and support staff, who are doing a star job each and every day. Share your message of thanks with us before the 20th May, ideally in a video clip, or in an expression of your choosing. Our theme this year is a star. How creative can you be? Maybe you and your school will feature as our #StarOfTheDay on social media The aim is to get as many messages of thanks and some great stories about the teachers and support staff who are being thanked so we can share them with the whole country on National Thank a Teacher Day on May 20th.

Here are some examples. We can’t wait to receive yours.

Record a music video! If you love singing then please share your version of a special thank you song, or if you’re feeling shy you can just mime! You could do a ‘star-themed’ song – or just choose one that suits your teacher best!
Are you a budding Tik Tok Star? We would LOVE to see your Tik Tok videos dedicated to a special teacher. Can you make everyone laugh or impress with your moves?
Feeling creative? How about a drawing of your teacher?
Are you missing your drama classes? Are you a budding actor? How about a short clip of you doing an impression of your teacher?
Been practising your footy skills? How about impressing your teachers? Record a clip of your mad sports skills.
These are just ideas. If you have your own creative way of thanking your teacher we would love to receive that too.

Don’t forget:

Everything needs to be filmed/photographed in portrait
Make videos short and snappy, ideally 30 seconds
Intro your video with who you are thanking and why
Tell us your school and teacher’s name
Either tag us on social media Twitter @UKThankATeacher or Facebook ThankATeacherUK, WhatsAPP us on 07958 106058 or email us on info@teachingawards.com. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #HowWillYouSayThankYou #ThankATeacher

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