Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, paid a visit to King Henry School in Erith last Friday (1 March).
King Henry School, formerly Erith School, merged with Townley Grammar on 1 September 2018 to form a new Multi Academy Trust – the Odyssey Trust for Education.
Sir David, who has been a longstanding supporter of both schools, was greeted by senior members of staff then given a tour of the school, which included a visit to a Year 7 drama class and a look at the new building works. He then met with pupils on the Student Council to speak about his role as a Member of Parliament, and to answer a range of questions from why he became involved in politics to Brexit. Following the Q&A, Sir David chatted with Executive Headteacher, Desmond Deehan, about the Trust’s plans for the school.