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


Year 10 Art Workshop

The Helen foundation kindly financed and supported our Year 10 Art students with a one day Artist workshop run by James Hedge, exploring Identity in relation to Climate crisis.
In preparation for the workshop, the students needed to collate images around five aspects of portraiture:
• Landscape/Context
• Body Language
• Physiognomy
• Costume
• Attributes/Symbols

The students initially created a Surrealist Collage, using their collated images based on Identity and Climate Crisis, this was then the foundation for the days workshop. Once the student had a strong Collage image they were then transferred onto a board where they were introduced to the ‘Fill and Stroke’ technique along with building up a monochromatic image.
The outcomes are wonderful, every student was fully engaged in the process and delighted with the their work.
Students will be using this work to support their 5 Hour Art Exam, to use their experiences from the workshop and interpret an independent piece of work to support their GCSE Art portfolio.

Our thanks go to the Helen foundation, DAISI and James for a very valuable workshop. here are some of the many pieces of work produced.

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