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

Vacancy: Clerk To Governors

Clerk to Governors
Local Academy Committee

38 weeks per year
Scale 4, Point 7 (Full Time Equivalent £20,092 p.a pro rata)
The actual starting salary will depend on the hours

Estuaries Multi Academy Trust is seeking a Clerk to the Governors for two of the schools within our Trust, Dawlish College and Starcross Primary School. We welcome applications to Clerk for one or two of the Local Academy Committees.
The breakdown of hours is:
Dawlish College – 190 hours per annum (5 hours a week), 38 weeks a year
Starcross Primary School – 152 hours per annum (4 hours a week), 38 weeks a year
The postholder will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to the Local Academy Committee (LAC) on governance, constitutional and procedural matters by ensuring compliance with the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation, other relevant polices and structures.
The postholder will be responsible to the Chair of the LAC and will contribute towards the efficient functioning of the LAC and its committees by providing:
• Effective administrative and organisational support.
• Facilitate effective and efficient meetings, advising and guiding on procedural matters relating to compliance to ensure that the LAC works within the appropriate legal and regulatory framework.
• Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements observing confidentiality where necessary.
• Work in a team with the Trust and Academy Clerks to ensure consistently excellent practice and communication between the Trust Board and the Local Academy Committees.

The successful candidate will be:
• Highly organised, reliable, flexible and self-motivated.
• A good communicator.
• Impartial.
We, at Estuaries Multi Academy Trust, have exceptional expectations of our students and staff and we welcome applicants who share our commitment to place student learning at the centre of everything we do. Our induction programme is excellent, and all staff are involved in an innovative CPD programme. Estuaries Trust is an inspiring place to work with staff who are dedicated to increasing opportunities, maximising outcomes and improving the life chances of all pupils and families that we serve, and to nurture, develop and grow the talent of staff.
All Estuaries Trust schools form a wider family with a vision of inspiring excellence through collaboration.
Please see the job description and person specification for further details regarding this post.
If you like what you see and read and believe that you can support us in continuing to achieve great things here at Estuaries Multi Academy Trust, then do get in touch. We would welcome your support and involvement as we dare to Imagine What’s Possible...
The application form can be downloaded from our website https://www.estuaries.co.uk/vacancies and completed applications should be sent via email to: hr@estuaries.co.uk

Closing date: Friday 4th February 2022 at 9:00
Interview date: Week Commencing 7th February 2022

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date, Estuaries Multi Academy Trust reserves the rights to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff to share this commitment. If successful, you will undergo Disclosure and Barring Service and employment checks.

Job Description and Specification

Application Form