Seevic College welcomes new Principal Dan Pearson
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Seevic College has appointed a new Principal.
After three years as deputy principal at Redbridge College, Dan Pearson has taken over as Principal and Chief Executive at the college in Benfleet.
Mr Pearson has worked across several colleges in London, Kent and Hertfordshire and has lead teams of staff to achieve Good & Outstanding Ofsted status.
The established college in Runnymede Chase 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.
Mr Pearson said he was excited to join the college.
He said: “I'm honoured to be in a position to add value to the colleges strengths, and lead on curriculum innovations and improvements, to ensure we offer unique and high quality learning experiences for our students.
"Despite the inevitable challenges Principals face during this time of Area Reviews, I feel reassured the spirit and passion of the college staff will give me support and keep me energised."
Mr Pearson replaces outgoing Principal and Chief Executive Nick Spenceley who announced he was retiring in February.
Mr Spenceley was diagnosed with prostate cancer shortly before commencing his role at the College in January 2013.
Prompt surgery followed by a rapid recovery enabled Mr Spenceley to take up his duties just one week late.
However, two further cancer-related health scares lead to his decision to step down after three and a half years.
Mr Pearson said he wants to build on the college’s successes and was looking forward to bringing some new ideas to the campus.
He 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.
“Above all, I want to keep Seevic a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for all students.”