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.
What a pleasure it was to host the Over 70s England Hockey tournament before half term. We were delighted to be part of this annual event-where students got to watch the European champions Over 70s England team compete against the Welsh and the England All Stars.
We were also very lucky to be given a donation of hockey kit and support towards the PE department at Dawlish College as well as support in our after-college club from local hockey coaching specialists and the England Hockey Masters event, being held in January at Dawlish College.
Andrew Goodridge who plays for the Over 70s England hockey team, contacted the college about this event and has been excellent in supporting the college with new equipment and coaching specialists. So much so Mrs Dempsey and Mrs Chantry were invited to the evening dinner at The Langstone Cliff - which was a very fun and enjoyable evening.
From Dawlish College and The PE department - we would like to thank the England and Welsh over 70s teams for such a brilliant event and display of talent and skill.