MP Steve Brine meets students and staff
Winchester MP makes a visit to discuss the future of the school and education in the country
Winchester MP Steve Brine paid a visit to Henry Beaufort School (Friday 20 May) to meet Headteacher Sue Hearle and pupils. The MP discussed issues around the English Baccalaureate, the schools use of BTEC qualifications as part of curriculum personalisation and any future application for Academy status.
Speaking after the visit he said; "I was hugely impressed with the staff and student mentoring programme Sue Hearle oversees and the very obvious impact the school is having on young peoples' lives.
"Sue Hearle is not new to Henry Beaufort but she is clearly building on the school’s strengths and I feel very confident the school will go from strength to strength under her leadership."
Before departing, the MP held a question and answer session with members of the Student Leader Team who asked about overseas aid, super-injunctions and the role of higher education.
Mr Brine said there were a number of issues raised during his visit which he would raise with Ministers and added he would be inviting Education Secretary Michael Gove to visit the city in the near future.
The full story will appear in the Hampshire Chronicle soon.
Steve Brine MP with Year 11 pupils and members of the HBS Student Leader Team.