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26/09/20

Retweeted From BHS Music

Yr 7 having great fun doing some Chair Drumming in Samba Band this week. So pleased we are able to make music again! https://t.co/08St6yhcHs

26/09/20

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Day is now live! Click here to join: https://t.co/3TUICBznzn https://t.co/Vl7gIfQatg

26/09/20

Our Senior School Virtual Open Day is now live! Click here to join: https://t.co/oH2nwJuEQX https://t.co/VcgboFCMra

26/09/20

Our Virtual Open Day is now live! Click here to join: https://t.co/bSB3xC998i Junior School, 9am – 11am Senior School, 10am – 12pm Sixth Form, 12pm - 1pm https://t.co/yD5LJ7WMs8

25/09/20

Everyone was so inspired. Thank you so much again! ⭐️ https://t.co/VCfSZjBZgA

25/09/20

Our Head of Futures, Miss Day, hosts the amazing at today’s inspiring Wollstonecraft Lecture learning all about studying science and careers in healthcare. Thank you 👏👏 https://t.co/z4Ii25WZBC

25/09/20

Amazing! 💫💫 https://t.co/L0TrwJzrks

25/09/20

Amazing work, girls 👏👏👏 https://t.co/VefKfBU6yg

24/09/20

There's still time to sign-up to our Sixth Form Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September, from 12pm, to find out more about our incredible Sixth Form. Registration will close at 12pm on Friday 25 September. https://t.co/cll8qmIf0i https://t.co/0umGPmqMdW

24/09/20

Don't forget to sign-up to our Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September, from 9am, to find out all about our amazing school: https://t.co/cll8qmIf0i Registration will close at 12pm on Friday 25 September. We can't wait to give you a warm Blackheath High welcome! https://t.co/Z0dIyYTPBc

23/09/20

We can’t wait for this! Looking forward to hearing all about your amazing work https://t.co/oEStzomJJe

22/09/20

Great work girls!! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/gQWnjdNMcv

22/09/20

Great to see our Junior School girls enjoying our delicious and healthy lunches today! https://t.co/u6Ip83LsQ9

21/09/20

Retweeted From GDST Alumnae Network

Build your professional network. The brand new alumnae network is now online! Join for new connections today — https://t.co/08dK2iGA3a. https://t.co/h0i4XGMlXr

21/09/20

Some of our students starting the week learning Tai Chi as part of our Blackheath High School academic enrichment programme https://t.co/ecDFUNVL0s

21/09/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The students are taking full advantage of having the heath on our doorstep in the beautiful weather. https://t.co/jIKlD6yABY

18/09/20

Just over a week to go to our Virtual Open Day! We can't wait to give you a warm Blackheath welcome as we invite you to discover all about life at Blackheath High School. Sign-up here to join us: https://t.co/ajXh2SuVTI https://t.co/poaUdvEXx0

16/09/20

Retweeted From School House

Blackheath High School GDST () are hosting its first virtual open day on Saturday 26 September, 9AM – 1PM for perspective students aged three to 18. Register and find out more and register below: https://t.co/1I43idOWka https://t.co/Ktp1PMQwWs

15/09/20

All smiles as Year 9 find their beat and try out drumming in today's music lesson 🪘 🎶 https://t.co/nWZRapfNnO

15/09/20

Some beautiful illustrations from our Year 11 students... enjoying taking inspiration on a sunny day 🦋🌸☀️ https://t.co/l2BcwLDzlQ

15/09/20

Retweeted From Primary Times London

🎉 OPEN DAY 🎉 will host its first Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September between 9am and 1pm. The day will be split into three sessions covering the Nursery and Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form. Book here 👉 https://t.co/4XVYViCOfb https://t.co/34ozIK9cs5

14/09/20

Beautiful morning this morning in Blackheath. Looking forward to the new school week ☀️ https://t.co/GFCS1qBOpr

11/09/20

From studying GCSE Astronomy at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, sports and fitness on Blackheath and taking part in all clubs on offer, find out more about life at Blackheath High School at our Virtual Open Morning. https://t.co/nTlh0p3kgp https://t.co/XMEZZTyT1a

11/09/20

🌸🌼🐝🐝🐝 https://t.co/KsBjzsv3Cr

10/09/20

“Continue to be the rule breakers and the change makers” Teacher Sarah Harris with some inspiring words for the future for our very special 2020 valedictory event tonight ✨💫 https://t.co/UchARw1Mu9

10/09/20

Head leads the celebrations tonight marking all the successes of our 2020 GCSE and A-level students. Not in the way we’re used to, but a great evening marking all their amazing achievements in what has been a year like no other. Congratulations girls 👏👏👏 https://t.co/PrR7YhkwVp

10/09/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Getting ready for our special valedictory event ⁦⁩ this evening - I hope the students all really enjoy it They, probably more than any year,deserve a great send off!! https://t.co/FA85xwEkcB

10/09/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Fabulous opportunities for our sixth formers and alumnae here 👇🏼 https://t.co/oRLyovFeZ8

09/09/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Covid safe Mussorgsky beat! https://t.co/2pZiQO6y8J

07/09/20

Retweeted From BHS Music

No more palm oil based shampoo, conditioner or soap for Mrs Gunton. Thank you https://t.co/SEumnTUkab

04/09/20

Don't forget to sign up for our Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September to find out why we were shortlisted for both Best Girls’ School & Prep School of the Year. Register and find out more information here: https://t.co/WxQboUdEDg https://t.co/CcvKO6WiQX

03/09/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Junior girls have huge ❤️. Yr5 Annika donated 15 inches of hair to Well done mum for the 9 inches and Georgia in too. https://t.co/cWmULraRof

03/09/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

By 8.45 all Junior girls back in school, staggered starts done. So pleased to have you back! https://t.co/rjxSncapec

03/09/20

So happy to welcome back our girls to school this morning for the first day of term. Have a great day girls! https://t.co/7R74laaqkn

27/08/20

We couldn't be more proud of Leila, Year 4, for showing her creative flair and coming 3rd in the Young Wild Writer Competition! You can read her award-winning story, The City Fox, all about London's hidden wildlife here👇 Congratulations Leila! 👏👏 https://t.co/xOfR8BOzTd

21/08/20

We can’t wait to welcome our GCSE students into our Sixth Form. Read all about Rafi’s time with us so far, as she looks forward to following her passion for Design Technology in the Sixth Form. https://t.co/yHtRjXKJUj https://t.co/u1OxrItG8Q

21/08/20

From performing at Greenwich Theatre and our fashion show to taking part in cricket tournaments, read all about Roberta’s time at Blackheath High School and what she’s looking forward to in Sixth Form. https://t.co/5lLpDonBH5 https://t.co/h7y6JgwUcq

20/08/20

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

I want to publicly thank all our hard working teachers who contributed to the work of arriving at this year's results in exceptionally challenging circumstances, and to pass on thanks that parents have expressed today.

November 12

Addressing gender imbalance in Finance

This month, HM Treasury announced that a further 26 financial firms have signed up to the Women in Finance Charter, a commitment to improve the representation of women in senior roles within the sector. Although this marks an important step in addressing the issue of gender imbalance across financial services, one could argue that more also needs to be done at grass-roots level.

This is not to say that if we want more girls to consider careers in Finance, we simply need to get them interested in Maths. Getting them interested in Maths is a great start – it is one of our most popular subjects at Blackheath High, but for women to truly succeed in the City they also need to develop resilience, tenacity and networking skills.

It therefore seems apt that this week sees the launch of Blackheath High’s ‘Women in Finance’ event, part of a series of careers events at the school designed to encourage girls to broaden their horizons and be savvy about the broad range of skills they can develop at school that will set them up for future careers. These are designed for girls at secondary age.

Girls and parents will be able to hear from, and network with women in a whole range of finance and City careers and interests. There are representatives at executive director level, all the way to those just embarking on their undergraduate studies in Finance at university. In my experience, there is nothing more powerful for students than seeing and speaking to women actually doing the jobs we talk to the girls about. It is not enough to tell girls they can do any job, we need to show them it as well. That is why these kinds of opportunities to genuinely network and ask questions are so important for teenagers.

We are incredibly lucky at Blackheath High, to benefit from an immensely supportive extended network. Our speakers this week include parents, ex-students and alumnae from other Girls' Day School Trust (GDST) schools too. Helping our students develop vital networking skills and the confidence to speak to anyone, is integral in equipping them to take on careers in areas like Finance, that have not been seen traditionally as that female friendly.

I was fortunate enough to hear Sandie Okoro, global lead lawyer for HSBC Asset Management and ex-GDST girl, speak at the GDST Annual Conference in 2015. She argued very persuasively, that a job in a sports shop or supermarket helps youngsters develop resilience and pick up valuable skills that will help them in the workplace for life. She made the point that in a world where much is organised for youngsters (you can buy a whole gap year experience from a company nowadays), that the skills learnt from earning a wage and fitting into a workplace are actually immensely more valuable for young people looking to develop real employment skills, as well as achieving their academic credentials.

The breadth of curriculum that good schools provide, through a vibrant co-curricular programme, does provide ample opportunity for developing grit and resilience (nothing like running a cross-country race through mud and race to test your determination) but what young people choose to do outside of school is equally important. Interacting and working with people from different walks of life, adapting to a workplace environment, and thinking outside the bubble of school will make the experience of moving into employment, particularly Finance, all the more successful and enjoyable.

 

 

 

 

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