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

Parent Plus Programme

This is a programme run by Devon County Council for parents of adolescent children and considers how parents can connect and build good relationships with their teenage children, whilst also being firm and influential in their lives.

As you will see the programme is for parents of children between the ages of 11 and 16 years; there is some flexibility in this but it does depend on their children’s understanding.

The parents need to commit to 8-12 weeks and it can be used as a tool to prevent conflict in the family, between teenagers and their parents, or where there are higher levels of need within the family. The programme is balanced between Positive Parenting and Positive Discipline; the former being the one that many parents who have attended the course have identified they forget

Further information and contact details are on the attached leaflet below.

Parenting Plus Adolescents Leaflet 2 Page 3

Leaflet 2 Page 2