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.
At the end of the winter term College ran a reward trip to Hound Tor, Dartmoor, with the 15 top achieving students in Yr10 based on ATL (Attitude to Learning) scores selected to attend the climbing and abseiling trip.
The group started by scrambling and ‘ferreting’ through the gaps and crevices of the rocks at Hound Tor. They then got the opportunity to climb three different routes laid out by instructors, before abseiling from the highest point.
Meanwhile, our intrepid Year 9 achievers enjoyed their reward trip to Raceworld - showing they were not afraid of pushing themselves at some speed!
Everyone did extremely well with students pushing themselves past what they thought they were capable of. A fantastic time for everyone - Well done!