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.
Congratulations to Ethan who has been selected as Student of the Month for October.
Staff have been asked to nominate students they feel have made an outstanding effort this month academically and in all aspects of college life. Here are a few comments from staff about Ethan:
"Ethan has an amazing attitude to not only his own learning but that of his peers. He sets a great example by always giving 100% in class and always helps those around him when they need it."
"I remember teaching Ethan as a shy year 7 and look at him now! Such a lovely polite, hardworking and mature young man. Always willing to help, always happy to try, even when he is finding things tough himself. I am sure he will go onto be a huge success in life! "
"Ethan leads a very active life outside of the college, enjoying playing football for his local team and having the responsibility of refereeing football games for younger teams. He is also a member of the Police Cadets and helps out with demonstrations and supporting the regular police force."