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

Young Chef 2019

Dawlish College has taken a leading role in a regional Rotary competition to find the best young chef in Devon and Cornwall.

On Friday 1st November, eight students at the College took part in local heats to prepare and cook a two-course meal in two hours within a budget of £20.00. Winners going through to the next stage are (1st) Eboni scoring 71 out of a possible 80 points; (2nd) Gina and (3rd) Brooke

The competition was judged by local chef Matthew Tilt of the Rodean Restaurant in Kenton and by a former Rotary President John Petherick.

Trophies for the College, and for the local winner, were presented by Robin Buchanan, the Chair of Dawlish Water Rotary Club’s Youth Activities Committee. There were also cash prizes for the winners and certificates for all contestants.

The competition aims to encourage young people to:

• Learn how to cook a healthy meal

• Develop food presentation skills

• Consider food hygiene issues

• Develop organisational and planning skills

• Develop an ability to cope in a demanding situation

Congratulations to everyone involved! We look forward to hosting the Area stage on Thursday 28th November.

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