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04/08/20

Well done to Ezie in Year 13 for the incredible accolade of being named among the 10 best Spanish students in the UK by the Spanish Embassy . https://t.co/F7mjgVRJn8 https://t.co/Q6DWKwhoTK

03/08/20

So wonderful to see kites being flown on the heath. Yet another reminder of our charmed location 🪁 Thanks for sharing https://t.co/K7IqsfXf58

30/07/20

'Avant la pluie, je n'avais pas besoin de porter un manteau' - read more Year 9 French poetry along the theme of 'then and now' here: https://t.co/pA7zkuqiUW https://t.co/6ZJLYo7hcN

28/07/20

For everyone missing music lessons and performances at school over the summer break, remember to check out Blackheath 's fantastic online Summer Courses. There's something for everyone - adults included: https://t.co/t3P1z31XqN

27/07/20

Over the summer we are reflecting on the past 6 months, and how much we've learned as a community and team at Blackheath High School. Who knew we would become overnight experts in virtual events? Read the write-up of our successful forum here: https://t.co/KbrqM0vj5N https://t.co/JFvOWgzVH5

25/07/20

Learn more about 3+, 11+ and 16+ admissions to Blackheath High School at our pioneering Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September. Register here: https://t.co/PztNcGmzCP https://t.co/pGBbeb1wK7

22/07/20

Combining our love of learning languages with our passion for food? Where do we sign up?! Learn more about how our students are getting involved with the Linguachef prize here: https://t.co/DgwH6jHNIo https://t.co/aMcChQmp1l

20/07/20

We are so proud of Beatrix who won in the Years 7, 8 and 9 category with her poem 'PHOENIX' in the Laurie Magnus poetry prize. Read it here: https://t.co/kVrw45AtTQ https://t.co/YZpgQ0PSj1

16/07/20

From the inspirational teaching team led by to the sun beaming through our iconic rainbow roof, it's easy see why our Junior School has been shortlisted for Best Prep School of the Year. Learn more at our Virtual Open Morning: https://t.co/PztNcGmzCP https://t.co/JTXnWxW6oC

14/07/20

A round of applause please for our Duke of Edinburgh students who have completed a total of 481 hours of voluntary service to our community 👏👏👏 https://t.co/G1nZpSExJ8 https://t.co/1znJKSoKPw

10/07/20

Our teachers are a talented bunch, but who knew that Mr Barnett is a former figure skater with experience in global championships? Read more here: https://t.co/Glij6v7c4t https://t.co/qrj466iE4y

07/07/20

This is lovely, thank you so much for pausing and doing something positive & thoughtful for our shared ecosystem https://t.co/sCC5rjVKI2

07/07/20

If only everyone's Tuesday could be a Disco Day. Reception have the right idea 👩‍🎤🧑‍🎤🎙️ https://t.co/sYhbrDyj5O

06/07/20

Thank you for sharing, and 😊 https://t.co/yEEb4NwMDo

06/07/20

During 2020 our entire school community has risen to new challenges & our resilient spirit has prevailed. We have also been shortlisted for both Best Girls’ School & Prep School of the Year. Register for our 26 September Virtual Open Day to find out why: https://t.co/PztNcGmzCP https://t.co/bo6bFaSjxC

03/07/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A quick fire workout to get you through to the weekend https://t.co/N1QKffW4cS

02/07/20

We hope our Year 7 of 2020 are as excited to start as we are to welcome them ☺️ https://t.co/aibwb3ZWta

02/07/20

Welcome back Year 3! https://t.co/FAC2PPfWCX

02/07/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Blast your way through the rest of the week with this quick workout Get your heart bumping and body moving https://t.co/vf5Ctc5A8v

02/07/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

So nice to drop in on our and Year 5s enjoying our Senior School . Looking very mature and studious! https://t.co/M3eTlX1456

01/07/20

Quite the achievement - well done girls, and thank you for keeping us moving throughout the summer term! A real bunch of superstars 💫💫💫 https://t.co/fCYvANewMm

01/07/20

A short and snappy workout for Wednesday morning from https://t.co/7eZ5XfylZa

30/06/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Hydration, hydration, hydration! Something we should spend more time ensuring Try this challenge to see if you are usually hydrated! https://t.co/eUIPaYFyDs

29/06/20

🎼The countdown to the premiere of our Summer Concert has begun! Still time to check you have popcorn in stock before the music starts at 6pm tomorrow: https://t.co/rE03SFl1JJ

29/06/20

A lot to look forward to in Sixth Form. https://t.co/wlPyR25s4D

29/06/20

Creating new and healthy habits can be a real challenge - do you drink enough water? 🌊 https://t.co/6KFI3nlwL0

26/06/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Try this 10 minute challenge to kick start your weekend Get it done! https://t.co/D9uPqp7LKb

25/06/20

Our Taster Morning experience this Saturday is so close we are ‘virtually’ there! There’s still time to register for those interested in joining Year 7 in 2021: https://t.co/7Bm6jBxFNA https://t.co/634W4gu0ZJ

24/06/20

For anyone still needing to wake up today, this challenge is for you! https://t.co/yIVVTZQg0f

24/06/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Very good of to arrange such beautiful weather for me to greet our smiling girls at juniors this morning - I’m sure gate duty is like this all year round 🤣☔️ https://t.co/w8DqKV1U64

24/06/20

A wonderful example of Guided Home Learning - top work Misha. https://t.co/BWkRTqUy2R

23/06/20

We’re trying something a little bit different, join us this Saturday to see Blackheath High School through the eyes of a Senior School student. Year 5 girls and their parents can register here: https://t.co/7Bm6jBxFNA https://t.co/f8ovlUjnAq

23/06/20

A huge well-done to everyone involved in the Virtual Senior School Sports Day. It's incredible seeing the Blackheath community keeping fit and supporting each other during lockdown. https://t.co/os9Y7YiiTq

22/06/20

Push, push Tilly 💪 - a great sports day effort! https://t.co/YdwGZJNMRN

22/06/20

Great work girls! https://t.co/ulXQEMs4DI

22/06/20

Good work on the 15km, Kate, and good luck on the dismount 🚴🏅 https://t.co/l6BZ3RO9fQ

22/06/20

Bonus points for puppy compliance 👍👍 https://t.co/1k6mR7Vd1e

22/06/20

Brilliant. Good to see a family effort bright and early on this beautiful Monday ☀️ https://t.co/cRrKUD3Nna

22/06/20

Let's get a tally going! Join in with Sports Day and let's see how many kilometres can we collectively walk, run or cycle today. https://t.co/VE5kYBmlt8

20/06/20

Discover more about Blackheath High Senior School. Register today for our Virtual Taster Morning for Year 5 girls and their parents: https://t.co/7Bm6jBxFNA https://t.co/Cb70Zem8j8

Covid-19 Information

A message from the Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson, July 2020:

 

Ijp 02 05 19 bh 123As we come towards the end of an unforgettable term, we are all just a little bit exhausted, but also incredibly proud. We are proud of the way everyone in our community has adapted to the current circumstances, supported each other and built the positives at every opportunity. I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you, both to you and the girls for your support, stoicism and positivity but also to our amazing team of staff. Every single member of teaching and support staff has more than played their part, and I am very grateful.

Our intention is to have all of our girls, in every year group, physically back in school in September. We will need to work within the Government guidance that we currently have and that which we will undoubtedly receive over the summer months. Parents will continue to receive updates from us as the situation evolves and a clearer picture emerges.

To see how we are Safeguarding your daughter, please see our policy here.

Our Admissions Office remains open to guide you through our application process during this time.

Re-opening of the School in September

Our intention is to have all of our girls, in every year group, physically back in school in September. We will need to work within the Government guidance that we currently have and that which we will undoubtedly receive over the summer months. Parents will continue to receive updates from us as the situation evolves and a clearer picture emerges.

Please consider the following elements as we move towards September:

  • It remains likely that current concerns around local lockdowns, ‘bubbles’, curriculum adaptation, as well as shielding pupils and staff will not have entirely disappeared by September. 
  • Guided Home Learning is now something that we know we can rely on at any point, should that be necessary. We will continue to ensure girls, including those new to the school, are well supported and provided for in terms of ICT and that we can ensure continuity of education in this way, should it be necessary. 
  • We are intending to resume the school transport service and reservations can be made from now. We will adhere to any regulations on face-coverings, maximum capacity and social distancing as these are clarified. Of course, this may incur a payment supplement if capacity is severely restricted. One of the huge positives of the lockdown has been seeing a big increase in walking and cycling to school by families. This is by far the most preferable method of transport for the girls and staff, if possible. 
  • It is also our intention to resume the school catering service, albeit with different arrangements for the dining rooms, from September. We are all looking forward to the return of our lovely school lunches.
  • School opening hours, trips, events, wrap-around care, sports fixtures, clubs, music lessons, assemblies, parents’ evenings may all look a little different to normal in September and until COVID restrictions begin to lift. Parents will receive the detail of this in August, when hopefully we have received the majority of the guidance and regulation. 

We have worked incredibly hard to implement government guidance on social distancing, travel, health and safety this term. We take our responsibility to protect all the girls and their families, staff and their families very seriously. 

We would ask that in return, you also ensure you are following government guidance outside of school and over the summer. Whilst we know that we have done a great deal to minimise risks in school, there are families and members of staff whose personal health or situation makes that risk higher and it is our duty to protect them. For all our community to come back together safely, we allneed to play our part please. In particular, girls and staff displaying any COVID symptoms or who have been alerted as part of the track and trace system should not come to school. 

Similarly, should quarantine arrangements for foreign travel still be in place, families should not expect to return to school within a fortnight of their travel. It goes without saying that social distancing guidance should be respected.

A recap of Guided Home Learning during school Building closure

In March, following Government Guidance, our premises closed to all but Nursery, Reception, YR1, YR 6 and children of key-workers, yet our school remained very much open virtually as we educated and supported our students via our online Guided Home Learning approach. 

Our resilient students remained positive and thoughtful throughout the process of guided home learning. We were all inspired to see the new ways students continued to transform their community and relationships online.

Where possible, Junior School, Senior School & Sixth Form teaching followed the normal timetable. A combination of teaching methods and resources were used including; 1:1 live sessions with individual students, live whole class sessions with teachers (where age appropriate), live small group sessions, workbook sessions, independent learning tasks, team-working tasks, assemblies, clubs and so on. 

Our Guided Home Learning teaching was made possible using the following platforms: Microsoft Teams., Firefly, and Tapestry (EYFS).

Reception story time, synchronous fitness club workouts, book club, and form time quizzes were the highlight of our days and we found that the more we participated and shared in these activities, the better every day became.

Helping Lewisham and Greenwich NHS

We have donated all the school's safety equipment - over 200 safety glasses, 35 masks and 500 disposable aprons from our Science and DT departments for our local Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust midwives, supporting women in the community without PPE. 

Our Head of DT, Mr Masters, has been working with Sydenham High to produce and donate safety visors for our NHS frontline staff.  While two of our parents have helped distribute them.

Many of our girls have also been involved in a number of inspiring charitable activities to support those in need during this challenging time. Entrepreneurial Emma, in Year 6, has created a fantastic bespoke line of t-shirts and bags with a special ‘BHS for the NHS’ logo. Emma has designed the products, organised the manufacturing and has set up a website. All of the profits will go to NHS Charities Together, which is fundraising to support NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients.

Please have a look at the website and support Emma and the NHS if you can! https://the-sugarmouse.teemill.com

 

BHS for NHS

Wellbeing

Wellbeing is at the heart of our commitment to our school community, and we are coming together to find innovative ways to find time for self-care and support during challenging times. 

Our pastoral team remain in place and fully operational for students and staff.

In addition, staff and students alike have created a plethora of other up-lifting opportunities to promote wellbeing, including:

  • Staff and student book club by the English department
  • Arts inspiration from our Art department
  • ‘Blackheath Fitness Forward Challenge’ by the Sports department
  • Recipes for school lunch favourites and ‘bake at home’ instructions from our fantastic catering team
  • STEAM photography competition
  • Tai Chi

 

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