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20/10/17

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Well done to Meridian House and Martha for her outstanding piece in our Gadesden Drama Competition. Thank you to ou… https://t.co/oatne2wKQI

20/10/17

Have a great half term everybody - very well deserved! See you in November https://t.co/30gWkd7p4B

20/10/17

Highlife is out! Catch up on all the latest news from Blackheath High in our e-zine: https://t.co/Qa87btaCAv https://t.co/j0ES2T4Vhk

20/10/17

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Big thanks wonderful School 4 collecting another £59 today 4 ur ALL totally… https://t.co/IgNZzkP0lr

20/10/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Great start by Meridien House 🏠 in the Gadesden drama competition https://t.co/CzMK8MrIKH

20/10/17

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Next to Physics club, girls are busy working on a motorcycle https://t.co/xgQsQeek3o

20/10/17

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Lunchtime physics, just for fun 😍#girlsinstem https://t.co/TI6ALFvUUp

20/10/17

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having a break time meeting with and Florence - bit miffed her sofa was take… https://t.co/V23gTrgMNE

20/10/17

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Love this message from https://t.co/xxh6Dws2Qg

20/10/17

Brilliant work! https://t.co/Yibl9VFwhC

20/10/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Have a great time in the big 🍎 artists ! https://t.co/N01ZAywSy1

20/10/17

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Fascinating evening learning about the restoration of this amazing lady https://t.co/KoDZ0fT6ut

20/10/17

"I'm passionate about enabling young women to get into this exciting industry". Our Head of Computing tells all:… https://t.co/L5trHYR4c7

19/10/17

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Can't stop the toes from tapping at a brilliant teatime concert today 🎹🎼🎤 https://t.co/ovcYC3BXT0

19/10/17

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Can't stop the toes from tapping at a brilliant teatime concert today 🎹🎼🎤 https://t.co/AvEOLkipyx

19/10/17

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Y4 & Y6 enjoying the performance of Romeo and Juliet https://t.co/cmg4Hg5RUz

19/10/17

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Year 4 and 6 enjoying performing Romeo and Juliet https://t.co/cAoPfkYCBq

19/10/17

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Romeo and Juliet with Y3 & Y5 this morning https://t.co/kNlH9nkxiW

19/10/17

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Romeo and Juliet with . A great start to the morning https://t.co/RsYyr1Eo6t

19/10/17

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19/10/17

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And they’re off...🏃‍♀️Good luck to all our cross country runners at the Greenwich Schools Championships. https://t.co/gxFnSjrh5d

19/10/17

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Cup stacking champion Summer, well done! https://t.co/TG1jSenhZe

19/10/17

Solving the tricky question of Balochistan is all in a day's work for our girls: https://t.co/3Gkx0pk6fZ https://t.co/6xILoZlbAs

18/10/17

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Fantastic results at the Greenwich Schools Cross Country Championships. Y7 Borough Champion - Soraya; Y8 3rd Place… https://t.co/Hcv11WKAiJ

18/10/17

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Our amazing cross country runners 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/eukjv4fgdL

18/10/17

Missed our recent Open Day? Fear not, we've got two 'School in Action' mornings in November. Sign up now!… https://t.co/y4HfzFk8aQ

18/10/17

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Y3 learning about being a curator https://t.co/qqLYSQoLeE

18/10/17

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❤️What a totally amazing & awesome School 👏we’ve always known ur wonderful! &tea… https://t.co/s7HlCkPhgo

18/10/17

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Great assembly from Mr Laber - self-defence as allegory for reaching goals & targets! https://t.co/HrxmAxRcYl

18/10/17

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Preparing for, "this house believes that artists who have committed a misdemeanour should have their honours remove… https://t.co/vvu3SM4dCj

18/10/17

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Great to0 see so popular with all age groups https://t.co/KEsdT4AyVM

18/10/17

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Following on .... Betty and Apple. https://t.co/aM9q0Bbbst

18/10/17

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Summing up Buffy and Christine.... https://t.co/6aTudoz24I

18/10/17

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The Mighty Box has arrived in Y5! https://t.co/fiDT4X2eUk

18/10/17

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Junior Cross Country today. Marley won the year 4 fun run. https://t.co/Dlj5zK6eBl

18/10/17

You're welcome! https://t.co/1ILg2rWtvR

18/10/17

Our girls abseiled and zip wired their way through their PGL trip. Isabel, Year 8, shares her experience:… https://t.co/kHqchWAc6h

17/10/17

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Positive is proving to be useful for both staff and students https://t.co/c7Viwz3JHb

17/10/17

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Fun at Netball Shooting Club during Period 4a at school 😃🏐👍🏼 https://t.co/460fi4eNlc

17/10/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Duck pond rush hour on brightened the journey from Seniors to Juniors 🦆🦆 https://t.co/hODzqxyPze

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.