Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It is an absolute privilege to have been invited to take on the role of Head Of College at Dawlish College; especially at such a positive time as it flourishes within the Formal Management Partnership with Newton Abbot College. Our GCSE results this year have been excellent with students out-performing the national average in many subjects and English and maths passes being the highest in the area.

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
Head Of College

Women In Industry

We recently took two groups out to explore the world of work. They clearly enjoyed their experience!

Medical Mavericks Year 10 students who are interested in a career in the NHS were invited along to a practical session at South Devon College. Activities included taking blood from a fake arm, recording their ECG and keyhole surgery. Some even chose to try on the HASMAT suit.

Women into Marine South Devon College invited our year 10 girls down to an event to introduce them to careers within the Marine Industry. They heard from successful women already in the industry and tried out different job roles such as boat building and had the opportunity to use CAD equipment.

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