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19/02/18

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Father John Gerard’s Extraordinary Escape recreated by https://t.co/heO2a3aooO

19/02/18

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Good to see some one is having fun https://t.co/uIbHwHRM99

19/02/18

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Time Detectives https://t.co/ATbewH59g9

19/02/18

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More fun! https://t.co/8ZCGt7l60n

19/02/18

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Great trip to https://t.co/Cn7Zlri0nB

19/02/18

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Year 5/6 girls at https://t.co/LkHsoiOkVZ

19/02/18

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Learning about John Gerard’s daring escape from the Tower of London! https://t.co/nj2p13ewMm

19/02/18

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Good luck Hannah from all x https://t.co/agGvZrADNB

16/02/18

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girls were very fortunate to hear from , spacecraft engineer, who delivered a special lectu… https://t.co/UQIBWZGGaE

16/02/18

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Ski update - at the airport and on schedule for 15:30 return - great fun had by all and time for a… https://t.co/6Fe2NbKE3p

16/02/18

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are coming home! https://t.co/kCSVdvo93t

15/02/18

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Ski update - weather not so sunny today but enjoying last hours on the slopes https://t.co/gULLdIhWNO

15/02/18

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Diya is happy really - bad camera moment ; we’ve all been there! See you soon girls . One more day… https://t.co/A9LWr4UKKs

15/02/18

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And they’re off again! https://t.co/Rrp6eFWeub

15/02/18

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So excited to have Holly visit us for our book week this year. https://t.co/x4g1yVy4eh

15/02/18

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New addition to our manga collection. Who will be the first to finish this set? https://t.co/Pi1DdJKKxx

15/02/18

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The Iceland Tour 2018 photo competition has begun! All students are invited to send the Geography Department their… https://t.co/m8LkW3KDd5

15/02/18

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If music be the food of love, then feast on the incredible performances from the Helen Fraser GDST Young Musician o… https://t.co/mbQsUOSNSl

14/02/18

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off to a spa! I’ve made the wrong choice in half term destinations! https://t.co/tkREt6sE8c

14/02/18

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You must be exhausted ! https://t.co/UI63dgNExD

14/02/18

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girls making friends! https://t.co/FlzzPx4toW

14/02/18

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Lovely instructors with . Having a great time. https://t.co/l5ZgyIbQHt

14/02/18

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We made it! Standing on the 100 year old ice of the Sólheimajökull glacier! https://t.co/smjCCWw5TH

14/02/18

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A relaxing soak and face scrub in the Blue Lagoon has rounded off our Iceland Tour. The staff would like to say wel… https://t.co/2XzcuVfkJQ

14/02/18

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14/02/18

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And they’re off for more fun https://t.co/RHiOc0TYao

14/02/18

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more fun in the snow!☃️ https://t.co/3QPT8EwU3k

14/02/18

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Some of the Year 9's relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, we didn't want to leave! https://t.co/csr7wKPbEM

13/02/18

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skiers enjoying blue skies ... https://t.co/nRfaMhn6eN

13/02/18

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Amazing views on the way to the Blue Lagoon, a possible highlight of the trip for some! https://t.co/yFMkR0ORt8

13/02/18

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Information about Book Week 2018 is now on Firefly!

12/02/18

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Continuing our Route 1 adventure with . It’s -8C and we are ice road truckers today. The group is ha… https://t.co/ZmwhqlewQU

12/02/18

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Ready to hit the road with but first we need to clear it. The girls don’t mind. They’re having a gr… https://t.co/uSeNL3WL9L

12/02/18

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Feeling very jealous. Looks like you’re having a brilliant time ⛷⛷⛷ https://t.co/p46GloV81J

12/02/18

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torch light walk around the lake last night. Having a lot of fun! https://t.co/NqA3PJj7ek

12/02/18

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Every mind matters! Since 2016 we've been working with 23 schools & 2 academies across the UK to give teacher… https://t.co/9pEeRQgDkP

12/02/18

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Lots of frosty ❄️fun for girls today in https://t.co/341xlRFNJk

11/02/18

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Stunning! What an experience geographers https://t.co/ZKUbxCSchu

11/02/18

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Ski Trip: Day 2. Waiting to get on the slopes ❄️🎿⛷Looking good! https://t.co/owR9OmeXlj

11/02/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

having a brilliant time in Switzerland! https://t.co/hQOzlYj9Dd

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) - Mrs Patricia Adams

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.