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.
It was fantastic to catch up with Sasha recently, who attended Dawlish College until 2019. She is now playing for Torquay United Women’s 1st Football Team
Last week Sasha stepped up from being a centre midfielder to play in goal for the Cup Final against Exeter City Women. She had previously played in this position before when playing for Dawlish Women, and was doing it all over again for another big occasion. She said: “It was a very tough battle of a cup final game. As “underdogs” we knew we had to show Exeter what we were really about and show them they had a fight on. Both goals came very late in the game which resulted in a penalty shootout.”
Sasha stepped up to take Torquay’s 1st penalty, hitting the crossbar before scoring. She saved Exeter’s 1st penalty giving Torquay the lead! Exeter managed to get the next 4 and saved 1 of Torquay’s penalties, meaning Exeter’s 5th penalty needed to go in. With immense pressure on her, she managed to save the penalty, giving Torquay United Women’s first team an historic victory as Torquay United Women won the Click Hub Devon Women’s Premier Cup, ending the season winning the Cup and finishing 4th in the South West Regional Women’s Football League.
Congratulations Sasha! We are very proud of your achievements and wish you luck for the future!