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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

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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

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March 21

60 seconds with Mrs C Chandler-Thompson

She started as a History teacher and PE coach, has planned typhoon evacuations and wants to make a positive difference to the lives of Blackheath High School students and their families. Find out more about our Head, Mrs Chandler-Thompson. 

Tell us about your role at Blackheath High School. 

What doesn’t it involve would probably give a shorter answer! A typical day might include some of the following: teaching a Global Perspectives lesson; delivering a speech to prospective parents; writing an article for the local press; meeting with a furniture supplier to discuss the new build; giving out certificates and stars at Juniors; meeting with neighbours about parking issues; planning the curriculum for the next academic year; interviewing Year 10 students about their plans for Sixth Form; making a five-year plan for maintenance of the school estate. Being a headteacher is never dull! 

Tell us about your career path. 

I arrived at Blackheath in 2014; the last four years have gone past in a flash! I started my teaching career in North London as a History teacher and PE coach. I taught at two North London independent day schools: Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls and North London Collegiate School (where I was Head of History and Politics). I then went slightly off-piste and was part of a start-up team founding a brand new co-educational boarding school on a small island off South Korea, called Jeju. I was Head of the Girls’ School there for three years. 

How does your previous experience benefit the school? 

I am incredibly lucky. All the schools I have worked in have been absolutely fantastic, although different, in their own way. From Korea I bring a broader sense of perspective; there I was planning typhoon evacuations and nuclear bomb threat alerts; that makes snow days less scary as a Headteacher! It also taught me that students are capable of more than we think. In Jeju, Korean native speakers learnt their entire curriculum in English and excelled; they did things they never thought they could. I think that is a brilliantly empowering thought that underpins my approach at Blackheath High School. In the North London schools, I really enjoyed the culture of aspiration and positivity; there was a real ‘why not’, ‘can do’ approach. Again, that’s something I hope I bring to all we do here at Blackheath High School. 

What do you enjoy most about your job? 

Every day, I wake up in the morning and go into work knowing that what I do can make a positive difference to hundreds of students’ and families’ lives. That gives it real meaning when things get a little bit challenging! 

What makes working at Blackheath High School so rewarding and enjoyable? 

It is a cliché, but the students. I love that Blackheath High School embraces the quirky and the individual. Staff and students value diversity, they love and are proud of their community and there is a real sense of possibility here. I also love the way that staff and students are questioners; they don’t just accept the status quo; our brilliant Feminist Society is a great example of that. 

What has been your biggest achievement at Blackheath High School? 

As a Headteacher, you achieve nothing on your own, everything is a team achievement. I will be particularly proud of seeing the re-development through to its final conclusion though, as it has been a huge and exciting challenge for the school. 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? 

In term time, I like walking - it is good for the brain. I walk to school from Woolwich and I venture out into Kent at the weekends. I have been known to break into a run if the occasion demands it. 

In the holidays, I travel whenever and wherever I can. Asia is my favourite destination, particularly the Philippines and Indonesia. I like to scuba dive or ski (although obviously not much skiing in SE Asia!). 

Tell us something surprising about yourself.  

I played rugby for a while at university, as a break from lacrosse. I was a hooker; I think that is pretty surprising! 

 

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