Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois paid a recent visit to Seevic College in Thundersley and met with the new Principal, Mr Dan Pearson.
Seevic caters for around 3,000 students, studying for a mixture of A-Levels and vocational qualifications. Earlier this year, the college agreed a link up with Palmers College in Thurrock (which adds around an additional 1,400 students to the total). During their conversation, Mark and Mr Pearson discussed the implications of the merger and Mark was briefed on the plans for improving the quality of teaching on both sites.
The college aims to provide an alternative option for young people who are leaving school and who do not necessarily wish to continue their education via school sixth forms.
Speaking about his visit Mark Francois said:
“As a number of my constituents go to Seevic College, it was a pleasure to meet the new Principal and to have a chance to discuss the future of the College with him. The tie up with Palmers is clearly an exciting one and should help to provide another option for young people living in the Thurrock area. Overall, I had a very good discussion and I look forward to remaining in touch with Mr Pearson and his colleagues at Seevic/Palmers in the future.”