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.
We were excited to hear that one of our students has recently been mixing with Formula 1 success!
Amelie was made aware of an opportunity to work with Jennie Gow, a sports presenter with the BBC, by her dad who had seen a tweet looking for young people interested in a career in sports journalism and particularly F1. Amelie was chosen by Jennie to interview George Russell via Zoom. With little preparation time, Amelie quickly had to compile ten questions and then conduct an interview over zoom with George, currently competing in Formula One, under the British flag, for Williams. (Incidentally he is also Amelie's favourite driver!)
Amelie clearly enjoyed the whole experience and although finding it a little nerve-wrecking made a fantastic job of the interview for the BBC. She found interviewing one of her heroes to be a fabulous experience and found George kind and generous in his interview.
You can follow the interview by clicking on the link below and fast forward to about 18 minutes in. Well done Amelie!