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

Parents' Forum Meeting 17 October 6pm

Last year the college began a ‘Parent’s Forum’ and has since successfully held regular meetings throughout the year. The aim of these evenings is to provide opportunities for you to express your views to the Head of College and other senior staff. The meetings are friendly and informal, with ample refreshments. This is different to the role of ‘Parent Governor’ but the ideas and suggestions made to the college will be fed back to the Governing Board.

As a college we are looking to continue with the exciting changes that have already been happening in college and are keen to engage with parents and carers collaboratively as we move forward. You can make a big difference to your child’s education by having your say in the progress and development of Dawlish College.

We would like to invite you to our next meeting on Wednesday 17th October at 6pm in the college Library. If you would like to attend please contact the office email office@dawlish.devon.sch.uk identifying any particular areas you feel you would like to discuss.

It would be extremely positive if we had parent representation from all of our partner primary schools across our catchment. We hope to see many of you on the evening of 17th October and look forward to working closely with you as we work to improve the outcomes and life chances for our students.