I am delighted to welcome you to our website. Tavistock College is an ambitious, successful and friendly school. Co-operation is at the heart of what we do and we take pride in striving for the highest standards together. Our aim is that young people leave us as happy, well qualified, confident, caring and motivated citizens who will go on to flourish in their lives.
As an Academy we are driven by a sense of the moral seriousness of what we are about; by a conviction that learning should be joyful; by a belief that we are an inclusive community in which everyone is equally valued; and by a determination that each of us will become the very best person we can be. As well as a challenging curriculum we offer many opportunities to widen our young people’s understanding of their role in the community locally, nationally and internationally.
We are part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust and together we work for the benefit of children in all our schools. What unites us are the co-operative values of solidarity, self help, self responsibility, equality, equity and democracy. Co-operation gives our daily lives meaning and ensures that no one is left behind in building a strong community of learners.
I hope you will agree with me that Tavistock College is a wonderful place for your people to learn and develop in, and that having looked at our website you will want to visit us and see for yourself.
‘There is no doubt that schools and teachers are fighting chronic national negativity, [policies that create] short termism and a tendency to put ideology above evidence.’ I wish I had said that, but this comes from Paul Drechsler head of the CBI. Never did it resonate more than after the announcement by Damian Hinds last…Read more
Working in schools is hard. Sometimes it is very hard. For schools with significant numbers of disadvantaged students (we have 32% of our school cohort, heavily concentrated in Y7 and 8) it is harder still. Occasionally working in schools with its constant, biased media criticism and ill thought-out political interference, it can feel like a…Read more
Train to teach through the Devon and Cornwall Co-operative Alliance (DACCA) School Direct programme. This provides the opportunity for you to be placed within two of our partner schools across Devon and East Cornwall and successful trainees will acquire full QTS and a PGCE during this training year.
Find out more at Devon And Cornwall Cooperative Alliance.