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
Headteacher

Reading achievements

At the end of a busy term it's good to celebrate the quizzing achievements of years 7 and 8 students and the amount of reading they have done.

The prizes for the most words read went to Ozzy in year 7 and Molly in year 8 - Congratulations!

The prizes for the most quizzes completed went to Freddie Cox in year 7 – again congratulations!

We then did a class by class drawer for those who had completed 100% quiz scores and the winners were as follows:

7X1 - Charlie
7X2 - Josh
7Y1 - Lexi-Carmen
7Y2 - Luke
8X1 - Evie
8X2 - Charlotte
8Y1 - Lilly-May
8Y2 - Willow
8Y3 - Josh

The class that did the most quizzes was 7Y2 - Mrs Wickham's English group and the winner picked from that class was Ellie

All the students mentioned received a festive chocolate selection prize. Congratulations to all our year 7 and 8 students for all their efforts with their reading this term!