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.

S Banks


Twinning Association Donation

Dawlish College was delighted to receive a donation from the Dawlish Twinning Association to support work in the Modern Foreign Languages Faculty. 

As a town, Dawlish is twinned with Carhaix-Plouguer in Brittany. The Twinning Association supports and maintains this link to foster a positive relationship with France in general. Their special remit is to foster and promote links between the town and young people, and so we were especially pleased to receive this donation to support the teaching of French in College.

The Department has plans to support students studying French through a range of active learning opportunities including the use of a Onatti, a French Theatre Company, who create performances for young people, enabling them to review the key vocabulary they are currently learning in a lively and entertaining way. This reinforces the skills involved in language learning through audience participation.

Head of Department Tom Sewell expressed his delight at the donation as it further strengthened the relationship between the Language faculty at the College and the Dawlish Twinning Association.

Thank you to the Association for their support and generosity.

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