Castle Point MP welcomes new Seevic Principal

Monday, 27 June 2016

Rebecca Harris MP And Dan PearsonFollowing his recent succession to the role of Principal and Chief Executive at Seevic College, Dan Pearson was welcomed to the community by Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris.

Alongside working across several colleges in London, Kent and Hertfordshire, Pearson has successfully led teams of staff to achieve Good and Outstanding Ofsted status and hopes to do the same with Seevic, located on Runnymede Chase, Benfleet.

Having been in post for just over a month, Dan felt it was important to discuss his vision with Rebecca to ensure that it was well positioned within the local community.

He said: “I'm honoured to be in a position to add value to the college’s strengths and lead on curriculum innovations and improvements to ensure we offer unique and high quality learning experiences for our students. 

“It was reassuring to learn how positive Rebecca is about supporting both the college’s ambitions and its students moving forward.”

Having worked with Seevic on a number of occasions, including a recent EU Referendum Hustings, Rebecca highlighted additional ways that she could help its students in the future. 

Rebecca added: “I was delighted to formally welcome Dan to his role.

“We had a very good meeting where I heard his plans to make Seevic an even better college than it already is. I assured him of my continued commitment to supporting the college.”

With the knowledge that the college offers all of its vocational students work experience on their courses, Rebecca was keen to get involved.

"I was delighted to formally welcome Dan to his role."

Dan said: "I was delighted with the offer of work placements for our students to work alongside Rebecca in order to get a valuable insight into the work of The Parliament."

Mr Pearson wants to build on the college's successes and is looking forward to bringing some fresh ideas to the campus.

Dan added: "I want to make sure students are leaving college with the skills employers want. We will work very closely with local and national employers to give our students every possible opportunity to succeed in securing employment.“

Dan concluded: “I look forward to work with Rebecca in the future to ensure that Seevic remains a top provider of high quality study for the communities of Essex.”

The established college offers a wide range of A-Levels, Vocational courses and Apprenticeships as well as Higher Education and Adult courses and has around 2,500 students.

To find out more about Seevic College, visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk.

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