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

SEND

Those pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make strong progress.”  - Ofsted December 2016 

As a fully inclusive college, our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) team aims to assist all teaching staff to ensure students with special educational needs and disabilities are successfully and fully included and that they make progress in line with their ability.

We believe that students’ special educational needs can be best met in mainstream classes alongside their peers and that it is our duty to prepare them for a life outside of education. All young people have individual needs and an individual approach enhances learning in every classroom whilst also encouraging independence.

Our focus is to provide a high quality support service to our staff and students in order to assist in removing barriers to learning, enabling all students to become independent, responsible and successful learners whatever their abilities, skills and talents.

Devon’s Local Offer outlines what you can expect to be available for children and young people with SEND in Devon across education, health and social care services.

The College’s SEND Policy can be found here.

Individual SEND requirements are unique; to discuss your child’s needs please contact the College for more information and guidance. SEND@dawlish.devon.sch.uk

SENCO: Louise Ransom
Assistant SENCO: Shelagh Hillyard
College Offer for DSEN