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23/04/18

We will be writing to Year 11 parents shortly with plans for Book Return Day.

23/04/18

Surf's up! school hit the beach today – Yr 12’s Geography Field Trip studying at Chesil Beach and L… https://t.co/PwcGacrYBN

23/04/18

So proud of school's incredibly inspiring Mrs Stevens who ran the yesterday and the… https://t.co/oztSIVKdK6

23/04/18

Looking forward to a double helping of Wollstonecraft lectures this week starting today with alumna… https://t.co/UDH8QMfmA8

22/04/18

Good luck to everybody running the today especially our own Mrs Stevens. If you see her race past,… https://t.co/ZpoIsCCJRL

20/04/18

A daring mother-daughter pair who refused to be confined by the rigid conventions of their era? Can’t wait to find… https://t.co/lNuEFebpiy

20/04/18

There was feverish excitement at today's Clubs Fair with the sheer choice of societies and clubs on offer including… https://t.co/ZCnDs3YS4m

20/04/18

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The lovely Pink Ladies ...a joy to spend an evening singing and dancing. A very good turnout from so many… https://t.co/Vko8gevdrv

20/04/18

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Yep - very exciting! Once the lighting is in it’s going to be amazing! We’re one happy Department https://t.co/VAhXMGd77G

20/04/18

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Year 6 Maths Workshop! https://t.co/UPc8yYwcI8

20/04/18

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Nice start to the day for Florence dog. A belated Dog Easter egg. Thanks Rebecca! 🐶 https://t.co/Pl8nbvFLOW

20/04/18

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Very excited ! https://t.co/YOXEwIgxCu

19/04/18

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Exciting glimpse of some of the amazing new spaces our girls will be enjoying next year https://t.co/DP8UfVInUz

19/04/18

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A quick look round the new build and it seems someone else has made a home in my new office already https://t.co/5sai1dOvI2

19/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

An old girl returned today! Thanks https://t.co/cGqJsbaJmj

19/04/18

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So many girls from year 11 committing to the project this summer - great news https://t.co/4wiQWUZKuG

19/04/18

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Delighted with the bright new airy space created by the redecoration of the studio over Easter… https://t.co/rW4SR0T9y5

19/04/18

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Dr Thompson brought some famous Scientists and Mathematicians to our workshop this morning https://t.co/5AwjiWKz5b

19/04/18

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5B enjoying the Code Trail https://t.co/IdidVT0ufh

19/04/18

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Lovely to welcome so many parents to our Maths Information Morning. https://t.co/a4NNFxPbjq

19/04/18

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Years 3 and 4 workshop. Don’t forget our IT support Rob Wraight is always available at Junio… https://t.co/4gYug26RGV

19/04/18

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parent workshop takes on to see how their girls do their homework… https://t.co/H0YDnSRfNU

19/04/18

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We ❤️❤️#Maths . Juniors is full of families in for Maths workshops - here’s KS1. https://t.co/Pgzy6I9jQB

19/04/18

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Great to see alumna back! We missed you! https://t.co/pmmasLVtkv

19/04/18

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That’s my outfit sorted for the quiz. Looking forward to modelling plastic creation in… https://t.co/YETLPDkhHC

18/04/18

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Congratulations to Kajana , shortlisted in this competition! https://t.co/bdXZNMcbmy

18/04/18

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Looking forward to this event. https://t.co/QxqaUXh6tC

18/04/18

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Luckily some ace Year 1 code breakers were on hand to help Mrs Skevington crack some tricky codes at the Y1 and 6 c… https://t.co/60sQkmVVCK

18/04/18

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Y5 working hard at their Maths workshop this afternoon! https://t.co/nPnv6zQkcH

18/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

More code cracking under our beautiful rainbow 🌈 roof! https://t.co/02pi61mIuN

18/04/18

Lots of excitement at this week as we prepare to welcome author Charlotte Gordon to… https://t.co/9q7fv5zlde

18/04/18

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helping Year 1 to crack codes. https://t.co/JgQjmVYyQg

17/04/18

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Code cracking this morning https://t.co/oQ3DTvoUMB

17/04/18

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Juniors kick off week with a fascinating coding assembly. https://t.co/sL1D7Wj6VB

16/04/18

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Some of the delicious breakfast offerings prepared for our nutrition for teachers workshop th… https://t.co/02dx436YHh

16/04/18

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Encouraging girls to be proud of their achievements - article in the Times https://t.co/lA1DsnNNke

15/04/18

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Well done Emily on your Easter Panto Beauty and the Beast performance! Here she is with star… https://t.co/eqBmwW9KBI

15/04/18

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Inspirational women right here leading by example for our students! https://t.co/jhmOcFSNDV

15/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Hope everyone had a great Easter break. Florence dog looking forward t… https://t.co/EZTA6QqOr1

12/04/18

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One of the really unique opportunities that our students can benefit from as alumnae: https://t.co/SXNC8Pewwp

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.