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
Headteacher

Year 9 Careers Support

This term your child will have some important decisions to make when choosing their option subjects. Post-16 Colleges work very closely with us here at Dawlish College, offering a wide range of courses whether academic or vocational and will be more than happy to support parents and students through the options process if you need any help or advice.

Our post 16 providers include: Exeter College, Teignmouth Community School sixth form, Newton Abbot College sixth form, Bicton College, South Devon College to mention just a few. Please find their contact details along with some useful videos and information links around the year 9 options process by clicking on the link below. You can keep up to date with all career related communications by looking at the latest news section on our website.

In addition to the above support, we will be offering support from our career advisor, Sarah Sutton. It is important to make a well-informed choice for next year that meets the needs of your child. Therefore, your son/daughter will be offered a telephone interview with Sarah Sutton from CSW Group. CSW Group are an organisation offering an independent careers service giving impartial, confidential advice and guidance. Sarah is a Level 6 Careers Guidance Practitioner and a registered member of the Career Development Institute. During the call your son/daughter will be able to explore all the options available to them.
If you need any specific advice, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to help.

Best wishes,
Amanda Moore
Head of Careers (ajmoore@dawlish.devon.sch.uk)

Contact Information and video links