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 - September 2020

We are delighted to announce our first Student Of The Month! Staff have been asked to nominate students who they feel have made an outstanding effort this month academically and in all aspects of college life. Here are a few of the comments from staff which formed Izzy’s nomination:

Such a keen and enthusiastic student who is also not afraid to ask for help – a delight to share the classroom with.

Izzy is a thoughtful student who always gives 100% in both Mathematics and Citizenship. She is a force for good in class!

She is unfailingly cheerful and polite, she contributes in a mature way in class and, more than this, she tries to help other students wherever possible.

She has consistently been in the top 10 E-praise students of the week and is just a lovely young lady who is, and will be, as asset to the school.

Izzy is a bubbly personality who livens up a classroom. She always has a smile and often helps other pupils. She has coped so well with starting here after quite a big move.

A pleasure to teach – she joins in so enthusiastically and positively to all our discussions. She smiles her way through a lesson and her book always shows a great effort – I have only taught her for a few times but her outstanding attitude to learning has shone through! Well done Izzy!

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