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 March 2021

Congratulations to Faith for being awarded Student Of The Month for March.

It is clear from the many comments received why staff were delighted to nominate Faith - a few are below:

I'm really pleased that Faith is student of the month. Faith decided to improve her attitude to learning this past year and this has aided her to make good progress in Science. She has been helpful to her peers and has a real focus in lessons, contributing well to every science lesson, whether practical, theory or assessment. Faith is enthusiastic, confident and loyal to her peers and the College as a whole. I feel she is well deserving of this recognition. Great achievement Faith, well done.

What a lovely young lady Faith has become – I remember her well in year 7 as a very different student! Faith is now a polite, mature and sensible young lady who is becoming more and more confident and committed to doing her best each day. She also has a lovely smile and a great sense of humour!

Faith has been a real star. She has been putting in every effort, even when she finds it tough. I am really proud of the way Faith has applied herself.

Faith has always been a great performer and is particularly good when playing strong female leads! She is lots of fun in the studio and has grown in confidence! Well done Faith.

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