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

Student of The Month June and July 2021

Congratulations to our students of the month for June and July!

In June we were over the moon to award Student of The Month to Charlotte. It was clear from the comments received why staff were thrilled to nominate Charlotte:
I have never known a student to show so much enthusiasm for school! What a delight Charlotte is, always happy, smiling and trying her very hardest in everything she does. Determined and resilient every day – a fantastic example of a Dawlish student!
Charlotte is a conscientious student who is always puts 100% effort into everything she does. She is an inquisitive learner who is always willing to share her ideas in class discussions. Her written responses are impressive as she expresses her ideas in a detailed and thoughtful manner. I have really enjoyed teaching Charlotte and her enthusiasm is infectious! A particular highlight of the year has been watching her grow in confidence!

In July Eliot was an obvious choice from the many very positive comments we received about his work, attitude and contribution to college life.
Teaching Eliot is an absolute delight. He is an extremely polite, sensitive young man, who is always keen to do his best. He takes an interest in all science work, asking questions and offering his own suggestions in discussion. A helpful, hard-working young man who fully deserves this award.
Eliot is an absolute star in Drama and in Citizenship and we like nothing more than sparking and exciting debate to get our brains working on a Tuesday morning! Eliot is a critical thinker but also takes time to mull over a topic before sharing his inciteful and often deep reflections with the rest of the group. Yes, he can be serious, but he is also very funny and can perform comedy with great aplomb and wonderful timing! Thank you for being you. Big congratulations Eliot.

July   Charlotte