Basingstoke MP Maria Miller recently visited Brighton Hill Community School, continuing her programme of regular visits to Basingstoke schools.
Maria had a catch up meeting with the Headteacher Chris Edwards, and heard about latest developments at the school, including updates on staffing, student attainment and the increase in pupil numbers. Maria was also briefed on a mental health and wellbeing project which Chris has been working on, including with other Basingstoke secondary schools, which aims to improve students’ mental health and build resilience.
Maria said: “It was good to catch up with the Headteacher at Brighton Hill School, and to hear how the school is growing in student numbers and also the range of activities they are involved with. I was also pleased to hear about the students’ academic achievements in last summer’s GCSEs.”
“I was very interested to learn about the mental health project, and how it has already been successfully piloted at Chris Edwards’ previous school in Surrey. This sounds like a great way of helping teenagers to cope better with the mental health challenges they face, and also to improve their attendance and engagement.”