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23/06/22

The 2022 Art Exhibition is tonight! Featuring work from GCSE Art and A-level Art + Textiles students, this event is a must-see. 6-8.30pm in the Wollstonecraft room, refreshments provided. See you there! https://t.co/TaXC9TLkrW https://t.co/Lo0D9eF7lT

17/06/22

As another busy week comes to a close, let's all pause for a minute and take a leaf out of our Nursery girls' book, as they try out a yoga and mindfulness workshop: https://t.co/p0aLonelRg https://t.co/IVfAuL4lLf

17/06/22

We warmly invite you to the annual Art Exhibition on Thursday 23 June, 6-8.30pm. For the first time in 3 years all of the GCSE Art and A-level Art + Textiles work will be displayed in the Wollstonecraft Room. Refreshments will be provided 🥂 See you there! https://t.co/nM1iXYP4hw https://t.co/gQs6P2d1F9

16/06/22

It's not every day you get a shoutout from a celebrity! In Tinie Tempah's recent article on South East London, he describes growing up around Blackheath and gives BHS the nod as an independent secondary school of note. We're blushing! Read the article: https://t.co/KW97qtbQsv

15/06/22

There's still time left to apply for our Senior Marketing Officer role! This is an exciting opportunity for a creative marketing professional to hone their skills & play a key role in the marketing, events & alumnae strategy of Blackheath High. Apply now: https://t.co/dUCsbJuKTP https://t.co/5gS8IeJZ8y

13/06/22

There are still a few places left on our Year 5 Taster Mornings, Wednesday 22nd or Saturday 25th June. Don't miss out on this fab opportunity to experience real life at Blackheath High! Book now: https://t.co/x9WuBDGwLc https://t.co/8k2dKasR0S

10/06/22

Our Senior School students will be rowing all day for today's Rowathon to fundraise for , an award-winning LGBTQ mental health and wellbeing charity. We kicked off our Rowathon at 8am today. Mrs Bijnens and Miss Smith are on-hand to keep students motivated! https://t.co/6kLWdv4ftT

09/06/22

There is still time to get tickets for the 2022 BHSA Summer Party! Join us on Saturday 2 July as we set sail along the Thames from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. All BHS parents and staff welcome! Don't delay, ticket sales close TODAY: https://t.co/E1lB9Z8yby https://t.co/xha2Cfr16y

09/06/22

We are still accepting applications to our state-of-the-art Sixth Form for September 2022, including 100% bursaries places for academically gifted girls. Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/p1AIYMnKd3 https://t.co/7DGhRRsQSV

08/06/22

Read School House's coverage of our recent ISI inspection, where Blackheath High School was rated "excellent in all areas": https://t.co/ozL1WfaV9Y https://t.co/ckvCJN2f1J

08/06/22

On 22nd June we are welcoming Year 5 girls to take part in a Young Entrepreneurs Taster Morning. A taster in more ways than one as the girls design and create their own smoothies! Don't miss this chance to experience life at Blackheath High - sign up now: https://t.co/Xu23WpcsKY https://t.co/nCdCMkMheF

07/06/22

The 2022 Summer Party for parents & staff is set to be extra special. Join us on Saturday 2 July and board London’s largest luxury boat, which will sail along the Thames from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. Learn more & secure your tickets here: https://t.co/D7v7he5zFs https://t.co/CUOBZUaJYP

07/06/22

The ISI recently rated Blackheath High School "excellent in all areas", including that our pupils are highly articulate, and effective listeners and communicators. Read our highlights report here: https://t.co/rQa7cR3wWp https://t.co/xJVHM21fQX

06/06/22

Before half term we bid a fond farewell to our Year 13s, as they left for study leave. Good luck to you all, wishing you all the best and remember to stay in touch! https://t.co/t4Wf056KCs

06/06/22

This summer, we are giving Year 5 girls the opportunity to experience what life is like at Blackheath High School. The Midsummer Shakespeare Festival will help your daughter discover her inner performer! Secure your place now: https://t.co/gXNsUocquF https://t.co/AqUaY2nFbL

01/06/22

Recently, our girls entered the Young Translators Prize, a competition inspired by the great translator Anthea Bell. There were 3 winners in Greater London… Charlotte P, Enid O and Katherine B, all in Year 8 at Blackheath High! Huge congratulations girls! https://t.co/kgSkCcpvS1 https://t.co/qfRINgyvZK

31/05/22

Our Year 7s recently had a unique and exciting opportunity - they formed a focus group for a new interactive gallery at London's Science Museum. The gallery opens in November, and we can't wait to see if any of our girls' ideas have been put into action! https://t.co/gQfgb1jH97

30/05/22

Last Trips Day, Year 9 went to Whitstable to get their first taste of Geography field work. Read Amelie Hutton, Year 9's review of the fun-but-windy day: https://t.co/TU9J9VrQcS https://t.co/9nyVzRtmxi

27/05/22

On Trips Day, Year 10 spent the day exploring the world of Astronomy. From the Royal Observatory to the National Maritime Museum, they went on a fascinating journey through the stars before building star scopes of their own ✨ https://t.co/GzqAJv2hYb https://t.co/aY16ruV3SU

27/05/22

Spaces are available in our Sixth Form for September 2022, including bursary places. Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/WYMnFkv3yc https://t.co/gxCPvQvd9X

26/05/22

On 9 May, our music students performed in the annual Pop Fest concert, held at Up The Creek comedy club. It was a fantastic night of exceptional musical talent, with group and solo performances from students in all years. Huge well done everyone involved! https://t.co/1E8D84r9QE https://t.co/NaYTfgvp1B

26/05/22

Not only do our girls succeed academically - they also complete a myriad of other achievements that make each one shine. ISI rated the quality our pupils' achievements as "excellent" 🌟 Read the report here: https://t.co/R9DXcqshGp https://t.co/PwPaD18Uab

25/05/22

We are recruiting for a Senior Alumnae, Development & Marketing Events Manager. This is a great opportunity for a creative marketing professional to use their skills to play a key role in the delivery of our alumnae relations strategy. Apply here by 8 June https://t.co/MUfG9gFztn https://t.co/ls8vun1lOh

25/05/22

On the last day of the Spring Term, the much-loved House Debate made a long-awaited return! All of our teacher-student teams made some exceptional arguments, but the Paragon team of Mr Sodhi and Jess McLaughlin came out victorious 🏆 https://t.co/KcLXIDV82E https://t.co/wvHgefT4La

24/05/22

We are delighted to invite all alumnae to a Summer Garden Party this Thursday, 26th May. Join us for cocktails, street food and to share memories with your old school friends and teachers. We look forward to welcoming you back to school! RSVP here: https://t.co/ixaFeWCJqy https://t.co/aBrHTM8O9x

24/05/22

On 11th May, our new Head Student Team attended the TSB 'Women of the Future' event, where they heard from an impressive range of female role models. Thanks to CBE DL, Founder and Chair of the Women of the Future Programme! https://t.co/2z1U9SguKh

23/05/22

Here at Blackheath High, our girls and their personal development are very important to us. We're so pleased that our recent ISI report rated us "excellent" on this category - it means we are succeeding in our mission! Read our report highlights here: https://t.co/A2LDfuvPI3 https://t.co/E7K4gwxu6z

23/05/22

A rare opportunity at Blackheath High Junior School in September 2022 - recently rated ‘excellent in all areas’ by the ISI, this is an exciting time to join our exceptional Junior School. We’re currently accepting applications for Years 3 & 4 - apply today https://t.co/tnuZU5PbIN https://t.co/s85EqGYasE

20/05/22

After the lovely weather this week, we couldn't end it in any other way… an Eco Club update! Mrs Bijnen's stick insects have grown even bigger, and the caterpillars are all in their own chrysalis, soon to emerge as beautiful butterflies. We can't wait! https://t.co/6K8aRebkan

20/05/22

Huge congratulations to the Junior School Art department for the spectacular art show last week! The theme was Celebration, and a celebration indeed it was, showcasing our girls' incredible talent and creativity. https://t.co/4ZlvY97J4e https://t.co/gPHvtYTssa

19/05/22

We are delighted to announce that Blackheath High School GDST has been recognised as "excellent in all areas" by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) after their recent inspection in 2022, the highest rating obtainable. Read our report highlights: https://t.co/8nX7NR1zk9 https://t.co/evVI3oeDwZ

19/05/22

On the 26th April, Years 3-7 took part in our Mini Marathon on the beautiful Heath. Thank you to everyone who came to cheer us on, and well done to all the girls who took part! Find out who won each race here: https://t.co/4kF5awZAZl https://t.co/71Xpb1KjnJ

18/05/22

Sixth Form bursary places available for September 2022. Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/D9PKjdySoU https://t.co/rP1jSU0IEj

18/05/22

Blackheath High School students are currently preparing for their end of year exams, and have never been revising harder thanks to online tool Seneca Learning! Our girls are the current leaders in Greenwich - you're going to ace those exams, girls! https://t.co/vMY7Wj0HDQ

16/05/22

Our lovely Year 11 girls have been making 'Cards for kindness' - sending positive messages and postcards to residents of local care homes. What a beautiful way to lift someone's spirits! https://t.co/cG9Z70Vd8c

12/05/22

Fully funded Sixth Form bursary places are available for gifted girls. Apply now for September 2022: https://t.co/F5YnDE3aeY https://t.co/ZkSH5DFmgz

11/05/22

Year 11 have been making 'Little Dresses for Africa' - pillowcase dresses that will be sent to orphanages across the continent. We're sure they will be sew happy with their new dresses! 🧵🪡 https://t.co/iTh6zCLzxn

09/05/22

Retweeted From BlackheathHighJuniorArt

Junior Art Exhibition with special opening performances by Chamber Choir, Tuesday 10th May from 3pm. https://t.co/FZCzVgYiy0

09/05/22

What are biotic and abiotic factors? We may be scratching our heads, but our Year 11 Triple Science class certainly aren't after their Field Studies trip to Greenwich Park: https://t.co/0ht7Jxpk9O https://t.co/1PqLuR3aWB

06/05/22

We're looking for a Marketing, Events & Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Admissions Team. If you're looking to expand your content creation, campaign management, and event management expertise, visit 👉 https://t.co/MUNNCWrLbn Closing date: 12 May at 12 noon https://t.co/XEd0VZ5juI

Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Head Mrs C Chandler-Thompson, BA (Hons) Exeter; PGCE  
Deputy Head (Staff and Students) Mr C Alaru, BEd, BA (Hons) Queensland; QTS
Deputy Head (Academic) Mr S Henderson, BMus (Hons) London, PGCE
Deputy Head (Learning, Enrichment and Student progress)   Mrs N Argile, BSc Newcastle; MSc; PGCE 
Director of Finance and Operations  Mr R Ryan, AAT, DSBM
Director of Marketing and Development  Ms A Fuell, BA (Hons) Liverpool

Junior School Leadership Team

Head of Junior School Mrs S Skevington, LLB (Hons) Sheffield; PGCE; EYP
Deputy Head of Junior School (Academic) Mrs M Gilfedder-Bonnar, LLB (Hons) Strathclyde; BSc (Honours) Psychology; PGCE 
Assistant Head of Junior School (Pastoral) Ms S Daly, BEd (Hons) Greenwich 
Head of Key Stage 1  Mrs N Roberts, MEd, Belfast, MA (Hons); PGCE
Head of EYFS Miss L Riordan, BA (Hons) University College Worcester
Year 3 and 4 phase leader Miss A Lucas, BA (Hons) Sheffield Hallam

Senior School Teaching

Design Technology Department

 
Mr T Masters, BA (Hons); Dip Arch (Hons) Architecture; PGCE Goldsmiths Head of Design Technology

Mrs M Aspden, BA (Hons) London; PGCE  

DT

Art Department

 
Mr D Branch, BA (Hons) Middlesex; PGCE   Head of Art 
Mrs I Gilbert, BA St Martins, London; PGCE  Art

English Faculty 

 
Ms A Chandler, MA, BA (Hons) Cambridge; MA London; QTS Head of English Faculty
Mrs C Beecham, BA (Hons) Brunel; MA Goldsmiths; PGCE English and Head of Year 13
Miss H Owen-Frawley, BA (Hons) Bristol; PGCE English and Teacher i/c of Competitive Universities
Miss N Rivers, BA (Hons) Brighton; PGCE English

History Department

 

Miss S Blythe, BA (Hons) Exeter; PGCE

Head of History & Politics
Mr I Gerrard, BA Bangor; PGCE History
Mr B Crozier, BA (Hons), Leeds; PGCE    History, Extended Project Qualification and Teacher i/c of Debating

Economics & Business Department

 
Mr M Sodhi, BA (Hons) London; PGCE Head of Economics & Business Studies and Head of Year 12 
Mrs A Willson, BA (Hons) Lancashire; PGCE Economics & Business Studies

Classics Department

 
Miss S Williams, MA Cantab; PGCE  Head of Classics
Mrs M Ryan, BA London Latin

Geography Department

 

Mrs L Stevens, PSc Plymouth; PGCE Head of Geography and Educational Visits Co-ordinator

Miss K Hickman, MA (Hons) Dundee; PGCE

Geography, Head of Year 10 and Community Projects

Religious Studies Department

 
Mr S Green, BA (Hons) Trinity College, Dublin; PGCE Head of Religious Studies & Philosophy
Ms M Rehman, BA (Hons) Birmingham; PGCE Religious Studies, Head of Year 8 and Teacher i/c of Peer Mentoring

Psychology Department

 
Miss P Banks, BSc; MSc; PGCE Head of Psychology

Maths & Computing Faculty

 
Ms G Poole, BSc; PGCE Head of Maths Faculty

Ms W Short, MA Sussex; BSc Bath; PGCE

Maths
Mrs G Silvestros, BSc (Hons) Exeter; PGCE Maths
Mr I Saumtally, BSc (Hons) York; PGCE Maths
Ms G Collins, BA (Hons); PGCE Maths
Mrs A Varathanathan, BEng; PGCE Maths
Miss H Dickinson, BSc (Hons) Loughborough; PGCE Head of Computer Science
Mr D Nott, BSc Reading  Head of IT and Teacher of Computer Science

Modern Foreign Languages Faculty

 
Mrs A Bass, Universite .F .Rabelais; PGCE Head of MFL 

Mrs S Milne, BA (Hons) Exeter; PGCE

French (Maternity Leave)
Mrs N Rosado, BA Spain; PGCE Head of Spanish
Mrs A Turvey, BA (Hons) Bangor; MA; QTS Head of German
Miss E Wood, PGCE Greenwich French
Mrs T Chung, BA Canterbury; DipEd; TESOL Head of Mandarin

Drama Department

 
Ms J Nicholls, BA Sussex; PGCE Head of Drama and Head of Year 7
Ms C Day, BMus University of London; MA RADA; PGCE Head of Futures and Drama Teacher

Music Department

 
Mrs E Gunton, BMus (Hons) Royal College of Music; dipABRSM; QTS Head of Co-Curricular & Outreach, Director of Music and Consultant Teacher
Dr C Potter, BA (Hons); MMus; Doctorate; PGCE Music Teacher

PE Department

 
Miss H Morrell, BSc (Hons), Brunel Director of Sport
Mrs L Brooks, BSc St Mary's; PGCE PE and Head of Year 9
Mrs V May, BA (Hons) Liverpool PE (Maternity Leave)

Miss M Smith, BA (Hons); QTS

PE
Miss S Gedda, BA, Queensland PE (Maternity Cover)
Mrs S Harris, BA (Hons) Brighton PE and Head of Year 11 (Maternity Leave)
Mr M Moon, BSc (Hons); PGCE PE (Maternity Cover)

Science Faculty

 
Dr A Mustafa, BSc Cantab; PhD Cantab; PGCE Head of Science Faculty
Mr D Laber, BSc Bristol; PGCE Head of Biology
Mrs A Bijnens, MSc Belgium Biology and Teacher i/c of Charity & Philanthropy
Miss M Tsikkinis, BSc Bristol; PGCE Head of Physics and Acting Head of Year 11
Miss S Tadros, BSc Bristol; PGCE Physics
Mrs R Richards, BSc (Hons) Teeside; PGCE Chemistry and Head of House Competition

SENCO

 
Mrs B Fitzpatrick, BEd (Hons); HDip; MA SENCO and Learning Support Teacher
Ms C Sandringham, BSc (Hons); MSc Learning Support Assistant SEND

 

 

Junior School Teaching

Nursery

Mrs S Brown, BA (Hons) Durham; PGCE

Mrs A Waite, BA Greenwich; BSc London; PGCE

Reception

Miss L Riordan, BA (Hons) University College Worcester

Mrs E Wilson, BA (Hons) Bristol

Year 1

Mrs N Roberts, MEd Belfast, MA (Hons); PGCE

Miss C Bolton, MA (Hons) Glasgow; PGCE

Year 2 

Mrs H Cannell, BA (Hons) Hull; PGCE

Miss A Robertson, BA (Hons) Leeds; PGCE

Year 3 

Miss R Twiney, BA (Hons) Newcastle; PGCE

Miss A Lucas, BA (Hons) Sheffield Hallam

Year 4

Ms S Daly, BEd (Hons) Greenwich

Mr N Mostert, Higher Dip in Education, South Africa

Year 5

Mrs M Gilfedder-Bonnar, LLB (Hons) Strathclyde; BSc (Hons) Psychology; PGCE

Mrs S Burt, BSc Bristol; PGCE

Year 6

Ms L Nolan, BSc Hull; PGCE

Mrs R Coles, MA Cantab; GTP

Art

Ms A Hamburger, BA (Hons) Camberwell

Teacher

Mrs D Karakosta, BA South Africa

French

Mrs A Wehner-Moriseau, PGCE Canterbury Maitrise in English Literature and Civilisation, Universite Francois Rabelais

SENCO

Mrs J Sharma, BA (Hons) Leeds

Head of Music

Mrs R Coles MA Cantab; GTP

Head of Junior PE

Mrs B Dunne, BA (Hons) Leeds; PGCE (Maternity Leave)

Miss S Ndagire, BA (Hons); QTS (Maternity Cover)

Teaching Assistants

 

Nursery

Mrs N Aitken, NCFE Cache Level 3, Supporting Teaching & Learning
Miss L Dwyer, Advanced Level Apprenticeship in the Children and Young People’s Workforce: Early Years Educator 
Mrs L Reis, NVQ Level 2 Childhood Education, NVQ Level 3 TA 
Mrs R Matharu, BSc, Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Reception

Mrs J Cornwell, NNEB Forest School Leader Foundation degree Early Years; BA (Hons) Early Years 

Mrs C Oke, BA (Hons) English Literature; PGCE Key Stage 2/3

Year 1 

Mrs L Maloney, NNEB

Mrs M Nance, BTEC National Certificate

Mrs A Shelley, NVQ Level 3

Year 2 

Mrs E Morris, NVQ Level 3, Diploma in Early Years and Education 

Mrs J Pinto, NVQ Level 3

Year 3

Miss M Crampton

Year 4

Miss I Shevalova, BA Ukraine

Year 5/6 

Ms T Smith, BA Greenwich

Graduate Sports Assistant

Miss A Sahu, BSc St Mary's University Twickenham

Miss Z McSorley, BA (Hons) Australia

Junior School Support Staff

Junior School Office Manager

Ms D Eaves

Administrative Assistant (Data & SIMS) 

Ms S McCully

Receptionist

Mrs M Harrison

Admissions & Marketing Officer:

Mrs E Browne

IT Technician

Mr R Wraight

After School Care Supervisor 

Ms L Reis

After School Care Assistants 

Ms L Reis

Mrs K Sembhi

Ms R Changizi

Mrs P Dedman

Midday Supervisor

Mrs P Dedman

Mrs E Cockings

School Nurse

Miss D Ainsworth, BSc Child Nursing

Senior School Support Staff

PA to Head and Office Manager

Mrs K Cotton 

Site Network Manager 

Mr K Arrowsmith, BA Christ Church, Canterbury

Marketing Design & Communications Officer and Acting Registrar

Miss G Beahan

Senior Alumnae, Philanthropy & Marketing Officer

Ms S MacLeod, BA (Hons) Hull 

Finance Manager

Ms S Zamurrud

Finance & Bookings Officer

Ms L Scrace

Senior Data Timetable Officer  

Miss M Wheeler

Examinations Officer 

Mrs A Allen 

Academic Mentor

Mrs K Leigh

IT Technician

Mr L Amber

Librarian

Mrs D Glazebrook, BSc (Hons), Northumbria

SLT Admin Support

Mrs A Taber 

HR Officer

Mrs S Read 

Receptionist

Miss S Rowland 

School Nurse 

Miss D Ainsworth, BSc Child Nursing

School Counsellor 

Mrs F Taylor, BACP

Laboratory Technician

Mr M Rufai, BEng

DT Technician

Miss J Spence, BA London

Art Technician

Miss I Copley, BA London

Language Assistants 

Mrs K Azzopardi - Spanish

Mrs S Schrewe - German

Miss J Spence - French

Mrs T Chung - Mandarin

Graduate Music Assistant:

Miss E Jones, BMus; MPerf

Facilities Manager

Mr A Merryweather

Evening Caretaker 

Mr T Cole 

Caretakers 

Mr J Roue

Mr T Cole 

Mr F Greaves

Mr P Brown

Mr T Faucher

Mini Bus Drivers

Mr R Cooke

Mr P Redford

Mr P Brown

Mini Bus Supervisors

Mrs A Conway

Mrs E Cockings

Mrs D Tonks

Mr A Tonks

Visiting LAMDA Coaches 

Miss K Wilton

Miss N Elliott, MMus Goldsmiths

School Governing Board

To find out more about our Governors, please visit the Governors section.  

Ms E Little Chair

Ms J Fenner

Dr S Humayun

Mrs K James

Mr G Gaskell

Ms A Waygood

Prof. N Radclyffe-Thomas

Mr I Soulsby

Ms E Beer

 

Visiting Music Staff at Senior School

Oboe 

Miss H Barker, BMus (Hons); PG Dip

Clarinet and Saxophone

Mr L Hignell, BMus; GGSM

Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitar 

Mr N Luckett, LGSM 

Flute 

Mrs K Blonz, MMus; PG Dip 

Piano 

Ms M Obejera, BMus

Ms R Bouwmeester, PG Dip

Ms R Cohen, MMus

Violin and Viola 

Mr A Dennant, BA (Hons)

Singing and Piano

Ms M McGhee, BMus; Masters in Vocal Performance

Singing & Theory

Miss G Carter, BMus (Hons); PGdip

Percussion 

Miss A Atty, BMus (Hons); PGCE

Recorder 

Mrs J Kemp, BMus (Hons)

Cello and Double Bass  

Miss A Jones, BA Music; MMus (Perf)

Brass

Mr C Deacon, BMus (Perf); LRAM; ARAM

Visiting Music Staff at Junior School

Violin

Miss L Parker, BMus

Miss S Mather, BMus

Violin and Viola

Ms A Ruscoe, BMus

Cello

Miss C Boylan, BA (Hons); MA

Piano

Ms M Obejera, BMus

Ms S Mather, BMus

Miss L Da Silva Bull, BMus; LRAM

Mr W Butterworth, BSc

Ms M Zahra, MMus; BMus (Hons); LLCM

Ms R Cohen, MMus

Clarinet and Saxophone

Mr L Hignell, BMus; GGSM

Flute and Recorder

Miss L Da Silva Bull, BMus; LRAM

Guitar

Mr D Black, MMus, BMus

Singing

Ms A Whyte, BA (Hons); PG Dip; Advanced Dip

Brass  

Mr C Deacon, BMus (Perf), LRAM, ARAM

Double Bass

Mr M Lipski, MMus