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.
Head Of College
Some parents have been asking recently about recommended reading lists for their sons and daughters. Whilst I would always argue that any text which is well written is worthwhile, and any classic will surely enrich their lives, there are a plethora of new and exciting texts out there. Our librarians have a wealth of knowledge and should be one of the first ports of call. However, I would also recommend this website. It has lists of recommended books for each Year group, including slightly more challenging classics. Please do browse and let your English teacher know if you read any of them! Happy reading. Mrs Simmons