New Seevic principal looks to future and revamped college

Seevic principal Nick Spenceley

Seevic principal Nick Spenceley

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A MUSIC fan and teacher with 32 years of experience of working with young people has taken over at the helm of Seevic College.

Nick Spenceley is the new principal and chief executive at the college, which has campuses in Benfleet and Basildon, and spoke to the Echo at the end of his first week in the job.

After spending seven years at Harlow College as deputy principal, he felt the time was right to move on and described Seevic as the “ideal challenge” for him to progress on to.

He has taken over from former principal Sarah Wright and said he had a “fabulous” first week.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be here,” he said.

“My number one priority is continuing the upward trend in results. Under Sarah’s leadership results steadily improved and reached the best ever level last year with a 97 per cent pass rate for A Levels.

“My personal goal is to see Seevic become an outstanding college with a vibrant community of staff and students providing a first class service for the area.”

A long-awaited £6million revamp of the college campus, in Kiln Road, Benfleet, is now just a matter of days from getting underway.

Contractors ISG will start work on a complete makeover of the site on Tuesday, February 5.

The building, which was built in the Seventies, will be transformed as part of the ambitious plans thathave been made possible thanks to £2million of funding from the Government's Enhanced Renewal Grant and £4million of college reserves.

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12:51pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

From Harlow to Benfleet, one step closer to getting lumbered with the job at The Basildon Academies....

A tip mate, if they offer you the job mentioned above, tell 'em to poke it.
From Harlow to Benfleet, one step closer to getting lumbered with the job at The Basildon Academies.... A tip mate, if they offer you the job mentioned above, tell 'em to poke it. Cosmo Spring
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7:13pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Louisajo says...

Just how many 6th formers are there in the area? SEEVIC and King John are both spending huge sums of money on 6th form students. Yet the local schools have opened 6th forms as well and Academies going to take these students also. How and why is such rampant spending of tax payers money allowed? When the super college is built in Basildon then what because the students from that area will surely go there. Castle Point can't provide these two local establishments withe the student population to make this spending worthwhile.
Just how many 6th formers are there in the area? SEEVIC and King John are both spending huge sums of money on 6th form students. Yet the local schools have opened 6th forms as well and Academies going to take these students also. How and why is such rampant spending of tax payers money allowed? When the super college is built in Basildon then what because the students from that area will surely go there. Castle Point can't provide these two local establishments withe the student population to make this spending worthwhile. Louisajo
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4:07am Mon 4 Feb 13

BS says...

Louisajo wrote:
Just how many 6th formers are there in the area? SEEVIC and King John are both spending huge sums of money on 6th form students. Yet the local schools have opened 6th forms as well and Academies going to take these students also. How and why is such rampant spending of tax payers money allowed? When the super college is built in Basildon then what because the students from that area will surely go there. Castle Point can't provide these two local establishments withe the student population to make this spending worthwhile.
I believe there will be more Sixth Formers this coming September, due to kids having to stay on at school or do an Apprenticeship.
[quote][p][bold]Louisajo[/bold] wrote: Just how many 6th formers are there in the area? SEEVIC and King John are both spending huge sums of money on 6th form students. Yet the local schools have opened 6th forms as well and Academies going to take these students also. How and why is such rampant spending of tax payers money allowed? When the super college is built in Basildon then what because the students from that area will surely go there. Castle Point can't provide these two local establishments withe the student population to make this spending worthwhile.[/p][/quote]I believe there will be more Sixth Formers this coming September, due to kids having to stay on at school or do an Apprenticeship. BS
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