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.

K Bukowski

Vacancy: Headteacher

Vacancy: Headteacher

We are looking to recruit a visionary and enthusiastic leader who will help drive the development and delivery of a motivating and engaging curriculum and continually develop the quality of teaching and learning. The successful candidate will also benefit from working with our Executive Director of Education, Paul Cornish, who has been in education for over 20 years and worked in 7 different secondary schools with a proven record of school improvement as senior leader, Headteacher, Executive Headteacher and CEO.

The Headteacher at Dawlish College will work in partnership with the college’s leadership team and have many opportunities to collaborate with others across the wider partnership of the Trust. Dawlish College is a wonderfully welcoming and happy college where individuality is celebrated and expectations are high. We take pride in ourselves, our learning, and our environment. We strive to maximise outcomes for all students.

As with everything in life, you get back what you put in. Life at Dawlish College is no different. With a broad and balanced curriculum , staff who are passionate about learning and a culture of supportive challenge Dawlish College is a place where ambition is unlocked. Visits to the college are strongly encouraged.

Should you wish to arrange a visit or for more information regarding the role, please contact Paul Cornish, Executive Director of Education. For those further away a phone or video call is also encouraged to discuss the post, college and the application process. Please email paul.cornish@ivyeducationtrust.co.uk to arrange a mutually convenient time.

I look forward to receiving your application.
Katy Quinn
Chief Executive Officer, Ivy Education Trust

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