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23/10/20

Have you ever wondered what PE is like when you start KS2? Our Year 3 councillors give us all the details: https://t.co/NkuNSgs77s https://t.co/VdpEtD65qD

23/10/20

Retweeted From Good Shepherd Lee

Thanks for supporting our refugee foodbank once again. We’re very grateful for all your support! https://t.co/2HI0mU63lz

21/10/20

We couldn't be more proud of Umairah for winning a scholarship in the Immerse Education Essay Competition with her essay about the concept of 'justice'. Find out more and read her winning essay here: https://t.co/d81lnst9I0 https://t.co/XfJUARmR1g

19/10/20

To show their learning of Cell Differentiation and the Repiratory System in Biology, Year 8 and 9 got creative by creating incredible posters. https://t.co/adDDAe34qP https://t.co/2bbIkA69BD

16/10/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Congratulations to the top 5 pairs in the year 6 inter-house gymnastics competition. Great performances by all and a wonderful afternoon! An overall victory this time for Vanbrugh! Congratulations! Happy half term from PE! https://t.co/wYcCwF7bPY

16/10/20

We're so proud of our girls for using today's Mufti Day to raise money for and their campaign. Well done girls! https://t.co/tKM4fszD7Y

16/10/20

Good luck Year 6! 🤸‍♀️ https://t.co/dyqtBmAKNz

16/10/20

So proud of all our amazing artists here at Blackheath High. Check out some of our students' amazing GCSE artwork in our gallery here 👇 🎨💫 https://t.co/nLJAobC3WB https://t.co/jvyswjykFz

16/10/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Love a bit of Dance and Badminton on a Friday for the Sixth Form 🥳🥵 https://t.co/aK0Qz7gqFD

15/10/20

We’re delighted to be supporting and will be raising money tomorrow as we host “mufti day” here in school before we head into half term. It’s so inspiring to hear about all these amazing https://t.co/TkJrqqWNkD

15/10/20

Retweeted From RebeccaE GardenDesign

Some great taster lessons and demos here from staff around the school too... https://t.co/RUQtIWPVNj

15/10/20

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

2 balloon tetrahedron! https://t.co/ZQXL0nrZ0A

15/10/20

Amazing 👏👏👏 https://t.co/JTteTfeA24

15/10/20

Any excuse to enjoy the award winning musical performances of Blackheath High's The Rolling Tones and Higgins Quartet. So proud of all our talented musicians! 🎶 Check them out here 👇 https://t.co/jb1G12i6JP https://t.co/5URS8AZ5e1

15/10/20

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

Conference has begun! Adding carefully to construct our Pascal's Triangle. What patterns will be revealed? https://t.co/hOr09BKc5s

15/10/20

This is brilliant 😊 👏👏👏 https://t.co/bvzEaagi5e

15/10/20

Interested in joining our amazing school? Find out all about life here at Blackheath High from our Head Girl, Saffron, who shares her experiences from joining us in Year 7 to studying in the Sixth Form. Don't forget our 11+ applications close tomorrow! 👇 https://t.co/jb1G12i6JP https://t.co/S4IIrDI8Gu

14/10/20

Year 9 smashing run club in Greenwich Park tonight https://t.co/UMkOYY8W9o

14/10/20

❤️🐶 https://t.co/d8jRYZzISX

14/10/20

Love history? Find out what it’s like to study at Blackheath High and take a taster lesson with our resident Historian Mr Crozier and find out all about life in Ancient Britain 👇 https://t.co/jb1G12i6JP https://t.co/wr7wl1vtkn

14/10/20

Retweeted From Rebecca Richards 🧪

Extinction with . Did a giant asteroid hit the Earth or did aliens abduct the dinosaurs? 🤔🦕🦖☄️🛸 https://t.co/3X8yFCgpfg

14/10/20

This made our day! 🌈 https://t.co/m5xnOOfeHX

14/10/20

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Our charity prefects would like to thank our ⁦⁩ parents for your Harvest donations. https://t.co/JDoRKy3e2K

14/10/20

Amazing work! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/XhXe6LlFPL

13/10/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Park run rained off so these machines blasted out some team endurance training instead. https://t.co/8TeghoQpN4

13/10/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

You were brilliant! Strong clear message on anti-racism and how young people can make their voice heard. Very proud you are a https://t.co/trWg78EqzM

13/10/20

Thinking of joining us in Year 7 and interested in sport? We have so much on offer here at Blackheath High School. Visit our Virtual Open Day to find out more from our Director of Sport, Miss Morrell 👇 https://t.co/jb1G12zHBn https://t.co/HplhijRpCG

13/10/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Thank you for such an informative and inspiring assembly. Learning how to be allies, educate ourselves and stand strong in support for our community is so valuable. Thank you! https://t.co/YvwQJ6ImXa

13/10/20

The girls all loved it, you were amazing - thank you so much again! https://t.co/GMEZPliWao

13/10/20

"Speak up for those who can't. It's OK to feel uncomfortable when calling things out." Thank you so much to Blackheath alumna for such a powerful talk this morning as part of our month - everyone was so inspired. Thank you! https://t.co/7KFgMkcaK9

13/10/20

Retweeted From Catherine Maddison 😷

such a powerful talk to girls. What a role model 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

12/10/20

Brilliant! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/ToXeWj22YH

12/10/20

We're so proud of Tia who has narrated ad & reminds us "We stop at nothing". When using your voice is more important than ever, Tia is a leading example of what BHS girls do every day. Check out Tia's work here: https://t.co/7d07dZ00ub https://t.co/U54XOLXHJa

12/10/20

This year, our 11+ application deadline is a little earlier than usual - this Friday, 16 October. Take a look behind the scenes with a virtual tour of our amazing school here https://t.co/ZMwHiLuPss You can also still visit our website to enjoy our Virtual Open Day. https://t.co/Vy8cR9xniY

12/10/20

Looking forward to a new week of sport here at Blackheath High 💪🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/7lCBRwFCZR

09/10/20

As part of our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series, we couldn't be more excited to welcome Process Engineer Gillian Atwell, who will be giving a talk to our girls today about the steps she has taken along her career path and the day-to-day tasks of an engineer. https://t.co/BzKCZlFCCn

08/10/20

There's still time to enjoy our Virtual Open Day. Visit our website here for an insight into life at our Junior School, Senior School & Sixth Form. You can also watch recordings of our live Q&A, with teachers and students answering your questions 👇 https://t.co/KdsGpblCYt https://t.co/zNb3gUPOv5

08/10/20

We agree! Thank you for all the delicious, healthy lunches 🙂 https://t.co/5GyVPljKsi

08/10/20

Fantastic to see our girls making the most of our Run Club in Greenwich Park! 🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/lFIFQMymqP

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.

Please click the links below to view our Covid-19 Risk Assessments. 

Whole School Precautions | Staff Activities | Pupil Activities

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.

Wider re-opening of school from June 1st 2020

We are really looking forward to welcoming children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 safely back to school from June 1st 2020.

From 15 June, we welcomed back Year 10s and Year 12s.

From 22 June, we will be welcoming back Years 2-5.

We have been planning the detail of how to make this a safe and successful return. The risk assessment is available to read here. This will be regularly reviewed and updated as we welcome back more pupils when it is safe to do so.

 

HOW WE ARE HELPING KEY WORKERS

In the Junior School buildings, we are continuing to look after Key Workers’ and Critical Workers' children while they work hard to save lives and keep the city moving.

Many staff, both teaching and support, have volunteered to run this service both during term-time and in the school holidays. We are incredibly grateful to them that we are able to offer this provision.

Their commitment has enabled us to welcome children of other Key Workers' from local schools who were unable to accommodate them.

We are incredibly grateful to all our dedicated and caring teaching and support staff who have volunteered to look after Key Workers’ Children 
- Head of Juniors, Mrs Skevington

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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