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A welcome message from Peter Kennedy, Principal

Franklin College is a friendly, supportive and high achieving college – we are here to help you succeed. Take a look at the study programmes on our website, find out what's happening at college through our latest news and social wall pages and take the opportunity to visit one of our Open Events to find out how we can help you reach your potential.
We hope you find the information available on our website helpful in planning your future. I look forward to welcoming you to Franklin College.

Peter Kennedy, Principal

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Peter's first thoughts

Franklin College welcomes new Principal, Peter Kennedy! Staff and students are eager to work with Peter to move the college from strength to strength. Take a look at this video to hear Peter's first thoughts on taking on his new role as Principal.


The end of my first week - Friday 20 April

So, I completed my first full week as Principal at Franklin last week, and what week it was!

It has been a real pleasure to meet lots of students at events, in classes and around the building this week hearing their thoughts on college life, their subjects, aspirations and sunny weather. It is clear to me already that I have moved to a friendly and welcoming college with fantastic young people.

I’ve continued to visit our partner schools and meet with local head teachers. It is particularly important for me to understand where our students come from and nurture the mutually beneficial relationships we have with local schools.

This week the Grimsby Telegraph and BBC Radio Humberside came into college to interview me on the start of my new role, I could happily share my view of what a great College Franklin is and how my aspirations of the college are that we be recognised regionally and nationally for the fantastic work we do with our young people.

It was my pleasure to host the Graduation Ceremony for the Career Academy students on Thursday and hear about the students’ experiences on the programme over the last two years. What a talented and hard-working group of students! The programme, led by Emma Swinburn, is sector-leading in the way it engages students with local employers and includes events and activities which truly stretch our students to widen their horizons and enhance their future prospects.  

On Thursday evening I attended my first ‘Golden Apples’ awards dinner at Forest Pines. Although our staff nominated for awards (Nima Dirjal, Theresa Cole and Paul Newbold) did not win the gong, their nomination and shortlisting is certainly something worth celebrating.

On Friday I was delighted to hear of the success of our Netball team in winning the Grimsby and District Ladies League Handicap Tournament, and beating Bishop Burton College in the same week. Do congratulate them if you see them.

This is a really important time for students to be working hard on revision for the upcoming exams. They’ll be reminded regularly to seek help from tutors where needed, to take breaks to stay motivated and to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

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