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18/08/17

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

It's been a sunny, fun and busy morning so far! The girls are having a well earned lunch break before we head out f… https://t.co/28G8Ppaj7J

18/08/17

Ditches, fossils and Eco club - find out more in our 60s interview with Laboratory Technician, Mrs Birkett:… https://t.co/7LP8zCozw7

17/08/17

A record-breaking year for Blackheath High School: https://t.co/3XmLsslXPi

17/08/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

39% A and A* for our Year 13s and a great range of courses this year, from Theoretical Physics to Middle Eastern St… https://t.co/0W1ptetFoO

17/08/17

Another great result - 88% A/A* in Extended Project Qualification AS-level https://t.co/a2BXYUsPpJ

17/08/17

Brilliant result from our hard working English Literature students - well done! https://t.co/EaAZ9eyvTU

17/08/17

75% of our university applicants have secured places universities - well done girls! https://t.co/jRlaOO7Q4k

17/08/17

A good year for our scholars including Lexey (pictured right), off to read French & Russian https://t.co/LfI5DuiSDw

17/08/17

Well done to all our girls, we're very proud of you! https://t.co/vDEeuDbR4M

17/08/17

Our linguists proudly bucking the national trend for decline in modern language study https://t.co/ecFCMxcxGS

17/08/17

Congratulations Nadia with an A* and two As - amazing achievement! https://t.co/MtvOKeOyXE

17/08/17

Big well done to Ella with an A* & two As, off to read Middle Eastern Studies ! https://t.co/WjyJpPCozJ

17/08/17

Congratulations Maya with a jaw dropping four A*s! https://t.co/IILsA6a0b3

17/08/17

They're here and we have our fingers crossed for you all! https://t.co/mzNwMsd1Yz

16/08/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Look what happens when Florence dog bumps into old friends in https://t.co/5fSqxsmaUZ

15/08/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Dropped into camp. Very happy girls having a break after full on morning… https://t.co/YwxDO3owPj

14/08/17

"Traditionally, Science is not seen as a girl’s subject but we're proud to be bucking that trend". Read more:… https://t.co/7Jbj1353u4

11/08/17

Mini beasts, sticks & mud pies? Our Nursery Nurse & Forest School Leader on the joys of learning:… https://t.co/DRuJAQGzxc

10/08/17

"Your mind is a palace". Our Head, Mrs Chandler-Thompson speaks about the mind, our one true constant:… https://t.co/GLtvnUbHrB

09/08/17

"Always follow your heart and chase your dreams". Lyra, Year 6, recounts her mum's words of wisdom:… https://t.co/qEAMyxs4g9

08/08/17

She was born over 250 years ago but there’s still something about Mary Wollstonecraft & her legacy lives on with us… https://t.co/KEU7gcdNz6

07/08/17

It's not all psychoanalysis and mind reading. We put the Spotlight firmly on the subject of Psychology:… https://t.co/6wt6NadGPq

04/08/17

What does our Deputy Head of Junior School really think about teaching? Mrs Gilfedder-Bonnar tells all in 60s:… https://t.co/pTobbd5NxC

03/08/17

Algorithms, boomerangs and custard for Maths? Hannah, Year 9 tells us more: https://t.co/0wQEXQTZlQ

31/07/17

It was Midsummer Madness in the build up to this year’s Equinox. Ashvini, Year 8, tells us more!… https://t.co/p6Fofk9NEM

29/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Girls due home first thing tomorrow after a wonderful experience in Tanzania Thanks fo… https://t.co/m1Ln5R6ARI

28/07/17

Get to know our teachers in our series of 60s interviews. First up, our Year 2 Teacher & Junior School Librarian:… https://t.co/XYnhMMEd70

27/07/17

A touching moment as our girls visiting Tanzania prepare to say goodbye by hanging words of wisdom & memories with… https://t.co/r3cmzvim6g

26/07/17

Retweeted From BlackheathHighDrama

How wonderful - she has inspired A level students of ours over the years with her amazing work - we look forward to… https://t.co/rt6uqNxDqC

26/07/17

Retweeted From Cheryl Giovannoni

. we are so proud of you all. Keep on making a difference for women in the world. https://t.co/fu8cszQdEj

25/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Latest pics from - star-gazing, stove building and birthday celebrations… https://t.co/FnKLwqEgq7

24/07/17

Retweeted From Blackheath High Sch

Music is never boring https://t.co/e0iHyWrbjo

24/07/17

Retweeted From Inspire Worldwide

Overseas Project-connect your girls with the of a lifetime!See more here:https://t.co/xxemQZ9hwE 🌍👭

24/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Safari day today for memories https://t.co/QUDQVvmrTO

24/07/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

BBC Radio 4 - Bringing Up Britain, Series 10, How to Help Children to Feel Happy https://t.co/neupbOT3a5

23/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Great pics of our - brilliant project https://t.co/Ewa16P41nR

23/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Good work Maddie ! Stove building in Babati - but if a change from cupcakes https://t.co/psmLzMn5cf

21/07/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

In the last few days of term raised £320 for Well done Mira and all who contributed

21/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Team Tanzania have been laying a concrete floor, making raised beds and sharing experiences today https://t.co/9wzJ0a63nt

18/07/17

Retweeted From UN Women

“Gender equity starts with education.” - https://t.co/cNc5H62Cd5

Our Leadership Team

Head - Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson

Carol chandler thomson head for slt profileHistory and Politics specialist

My career has been devoted to teaching and leading in highly successful independent girls’ schools in London and abroad (Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls in Elstree, North London Collegiate School in Edgware and North London Collegiate School in Jeju, South Korea).

Role

I have an overall responsibility for the strategic leadership of Blackheath High School. I aim to create and share a vision which expresses the core values of the school and champion excellence in every aspect of education provided by the school.

 

Head of Juniors - Mrs Sarah Skevington

Sarah Skevington Junior Head for SLT profileWhen I discovered the joys and challenges of child development with my own three children, it prompted a career change from solicitor to teacher. I specialise in Early Years education but have experience across the primary age range at a variety of independent and state schools within London.

Role

I am responsible for leading and directing the Junior School in close partnership with the Head. My intentions are to motivate and inspire girls and teachers to achieve the best outcomes, academically and personally, through an exciting and challenging curriculum.

Deputy Head (Academic) - Miss Patricia Dunn

Patricia punn dep head for slt profileModern Foreign Languages Specialist

I am a modern linguist and an experienced school leader over two decades. I have had the great pleasure of working in four highly-selective all girls’ schools; Oxford High GDST, Headington, Oxford and Norwich High GDST, before taking up my role as Deputy Head at Blackheath High School in September 2015.

Role

I have overall responsibility for the curriculum, timetable and the academic life of the school. I am passionate about providing a curriculum which inspires girls to pursue their academic interests and to discover new ones.  My hope is to develop a love of learning in our students which they will take with them throughout their lives.

Deputy Head (Pastoral) - Mrs Catherine Maddison

Cathy Maddison Deputy Head (Pastoral)History and Politics Specialist

I have a passion for my subjects - History and Politics - and a commitment to lifelong learning, having studied for an MSc whilst teaching at Blackheath High School. I have taught at the best of both the state and independent sector in London (Nonsuch High School in Cheam as well as Blackheath High).

Role

I have an overall responsibility for leading the pastoral team and developing a vision for pastoral care that puts the student at the centre, and promotes positive mental health and wellbeing for all.

Assistant Head (Organisation and Communication) - Mrs Natalie Argile

Natalie argile asst head for slt profileChemistry Specialist

With an educational background in Chemistry, I am a serious advocate of STEM, in particular encouraging girls to go into this field.  Prior to Blackheath High and following university, I started my career in a vibrant and successful comprehensive in Newcastle upon Tyne, before moving to London and gaining experience in several grammar schools.

Role

I am responsible for the organisation of various events and communication within the Senior School. I am Chair of the Big Build Committee and Digital Leader initiative, and am also a passionate Chemistry teacher.

Assistant Head (Co-curricular & Enrichment) - Mrs Christine Pheiffer

Christine pheiffer slt profileModern Foreign Languages and English as a Foreign Language (EAL) specialist

Following a short career in industry and working abroad in Amsterdam, I am a firm advocate of girls-only education. Before joining the GDST, I worked in several independent girls’ schools in London and the UK.

Role

My responsibilities include: the Wollstonecraft Academic Enrichment Programme, the Wollstonecraft Lecture Series, co-curricular provision, educational trips and visits, links with Higher Education and Careers, the School House system and EAL co-ordinator.

Head of Sixth Form - Mrs Kate Elliott

Kate elliott sixth form head slt profileBiology specialist

After a number of years working in the pharmaceutical industry, the arrival of my children prompted me to change track to a vocation in which I find true value. Having worked in a range of schools, I am committed to enabling girls to achieve excellence, grow in confidence and enjoy success. I believe that a girls only education is key to this.

Role

Responsible for leading the Sixth Form team, and working with them to develop opportunities for students which help individuals to explore their intellectual passions, learn valuable life skills and facilitate the best academic achievement.  

Deputy Head of Juniors - Mrs Marie-Clare Gilfedder-Bonnar

Mc gilfedder bonnerFollowing a degree in law, I decided to pursue a career in teaching. I believe in lifelong learning and completed a degree in psychology while teaching at Blackheath High School. My experience spans across the independent and state sector, having taught in England, Scotland and the Netherlands. 

Role

I work closely with the Head of Juniors and am responsible for academic matters. I oversee the curriculum, the timetables, assessment and reporting procedures, and Blackheath High's Pillars of Learning.

Director of Finance and Operations

Rob ryan dfoI have a background in Education Finance and Management in schools, Trusts and Local Authority Education Departments over a period of 30 years. This involved delivering several major build projects on school sites. I hold the Diploma in School Business Management and am AAT qualified. I enjoy working in the school environment and, with two daughters of my own, I fully support the ethos and mission of Blackheath High in educating girls.

Role

I aim to provide strategic support to the business of the school, including strategic and operational management of the administration, property, health and safety and finances of the School.