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14/01/22

Our Year 10 Scientists extracted the DNA from strawberries 🍓and kiwis 🥝 today. How exciting to be able to hold the genetic code of fruits in your hands! Fascinating work, Year 10 🧪👏 https://t.co/lzDC2QsGBP

12/01/22

And here are another two! What the heath lacks in warmth these wintry mornings, it certainly makes up for in beauty. https://t.co/CxpkZE5Bvj

12/01/22

Such a beautiful sight over the heath this morning - oh, how we love being in Blackheath! A fantastic shot from 📷 https://t.co/EiPGVZrJRz

07/01/22

Our Sixth Form students have jumped right back into their term-time routine getting active this Friday morning. Whilst the kayaking does look like great fun, we're not envious of those cold waters🥶 https://t.co/6qL5ZyunLk

05/01/22

Episode 10 of the GDST’s podcast is now live. This episode explores how writing can help ease anxiety with fashion editor and novelist, Harriet Walker . Listen here (or wherever you get your podcasts) 👉https://t.co/96Mk5Da5Tk https://t.co/ENQuniOnyL

04/01/22

Can you help our students answer their EPQ questions? Year 12 students are beginning work on their extended project qualifications and would love some additional input. View their full list of questions here to see if you can offer any expertise - https://t.co/s1aFxyrhWQ https://t.co/qFAaIXbbLW

03/01/22

Introducing Mr Alaru - our new Deputy Head (Staff and Students) - who has joined us this year. We caught up with him for a 60 second interview to find out more about where he has come from and what he's looking forward to at BHS. Read the interview at👉 https://t.co/wUV2JLpjnN https://t.co/kPYMS6ul4S

01/01/22

Happy New Year one and all! 🎆 As we reflect on 2021, we think of how incredibly proud we are of our students and how hard they worked throughout what was a very challenging year. The resilience of our girls is inspiring, and we can't wait to welcome them back next week! https://t.co/IrGxoE0clO

31/12/21

Shooting for Gold: A New Junior National Ladies Archery Champion 🏆 After a nail-biting final, Year 11 archer, Dotty, secured gold at the Archery Nationals earlier this month, making her the new Junior National Ladies Champion! 🥇 A big congratulations to Dotty! 👏 https://t.co/jZxBfafJ0w

30/12/21

Instead of their usual Mandarin lesson, our Year 8 students had the opportunity to instead participate in an elegant Chinese dance workshop, featuring classic hand fans and traditional Chinese dance music.  The students had a wonderful time learning the graceful techniques. https://t.co/0vY6v3KsTI

29/12/21

During December, parents were invited into their child’s Computer Science lesson to learn how to code. Many parents had never written a word or line of code before, whilst others were already programmers, but everybody learnt something and had great fun! https://t.co/IVHpElWCSu

28/12/21

Our next Classics for Kids session will be taking place on 14 January. In this session, our Music Scholars will be retelling Michael Rosen's story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' with musical accompaniment. To book your place, visit: https://t.co/4Fyd2T3X2V https://t.co/jbbnqnBhZP

28/12/21

Year 7 donned their wellington boots and made their way to Greenwich Park for our annual charity Welly Walk. Isabella said: "It was very fun, even though we encountered a steep hill, which some decided to try and run up! It was a fun experience for all Year 7 to do together." https://t.co/G9HICQLFOI

27/12/21

Last term, Year 9 went to the Science Museum to experience interactive exhibitions such as 'The Atmosphere' and 'Who Am I?', and finished their day out with a bounce around the trampolining venue at the O2. Read Tilly and Isabella's recount of the day 👉 https://t.co/mleG1HIx5N https://t.co/JPDXLADB7O

25/12/21

Wishing Blackheath High School's friends, family and community a very Merry Christmas! 🎄 We hope this festive period is a restful and joyous one for everyone. 🎅 https://t.co/UhTxZerQ68

23/12/21

From Lawyers and Barristers 🧑‍⚖️ to Surgeons 🏥 and Psychologists 🧠, we had an incredibly inspiring array of speakers as part of our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series last term. Find out more about the impressive guests we have welcomed here 👉 https://t.co/HvCDPj3f9f https://t.co/CCKlz677id

22/12/21

A big well done to our Junior School girls who came together to raise an impressive £400 for Children in Need last month. Some of the fundraising activities included covering Pudsey Bear with donated coins and decorating Pudsey Bear shaped biscuits - yum! 😋 https://t.co/3AGScTkmsL

21/12/21

To reward our French students after a very hard-working term, we could not resist the invitation to a play entirely in French! 🇫🇷 came along to deliver yet another great theatre production for our students: Mon père ne me comprend pas. C'était fantastique! https://t.co/tHDg9AP8Np

20/12/21

On our second trips day, Year 8 went to Bore Place Farm where they had a guided tour of a dairy farm and learned about sustainable and organic food. Matilda in Year 8 said: "I absolutely loved the Bore farm trip. There were lots of activities to do, so you were never bored!" https://t.co/eevKnKy9x9

17/12/21

And that's a wrap! To celebrate the end of term we've had quizzes, Christmas lunch, end of term films & music, and even some teacher dodgeball. We'll leave you with this uplifting rendition of Jingle Bells from our Junior Choir, recorded at the Christmas Carol Concert - enjoy! https://t.co/ak8mN3F9kv

17/12/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Another delicious Christmas lunch from Marcin’s Team Merry Christmas all! 🎄 https://t.co/ytnYcLZ5tX

17/12/21

The festive, yet educational, fun has commenced at our Junior School with our Year 6 Maths Ambassadors. Any guesses (without checking Google) which numbers on an advent calendar are square numbers? 🤔 https://t.co/L7Eu2dOqOV

16/12/21

This is Misha - our Poetry by Heart competition winner. Watch below as she expertly recites the 'The Three Little Pigs' poem by Roald Dahl with complete confidence. We're impressed! We can't even remember what we had for dinner last night...🤔 Great work, Misha! 🏆 https://t.co/TTwju2JrBO

16/12/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Very proud of ⁦⁩ student Marley’s success 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/LtR3NscLGF

15/12/21

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15/12/21

The countdown to the end of term may have begun, but our school trips have not stopped yet! On Monday, our GCSE RS students visited the East London Mosque and St Paul's Cathedral to deepen their understanding of two centres of worship and the place of religion in modern Britain. https://t.co/mD05c5dffb

15/12/21

Our Junior School girls are doing an absolutely fantastic job of donating to for their Christmas appeal 🛍️ Our Year 6 Sport Prefects gave a great assembly on hygiene poverty, which has clearly inspired many girls to donate their unwanted toiletries! https://t.co/qUF6wtMzjS

10/12/21

It's beginning to look a lot like... The festive feeling is very much alive at our Senior School site with the addition of our student-decorated Christmas trees. 🎄 Just one more week until the end of term! We're immensely proud of how hard our girls have worked this year. 👏 https://t.co/OAhP97FaSS

08/12/21

Some truly beautiful scenes from our Senior Christmas Concert last night. What a wonderful experience to share the festive spirit with our girls and their families.🎄 Well done to all of the girls that performed and participated, you were all phenomenal! 👏 https://t.co/LiMwPUAYEq

07/12/21

Our Junior and Senior Christmas Carol Concerts are taking place tonight at this beautiful venue that's right on our doorstep - . We're really looking forward to watching our girls perform the music and readings that they have been rehearsing throughout the term. 🎶 https://t.co/b3TPvGRZFV

07/12/21

Today, our Year 12 and 13 A-Level Biologists are at the 'Biology in Action' event with , learning about fascinating biology topics such as the wonders of the deep 🐠, gerontology 🧬, bioethics 🧫, and more - all delivered by renowned scientists. https://t.co/qIkn3ekHSN

06/12/21

It was a huge pleasure to welcome an audience to a live music event last month. Our first live Teatime Concert for 18-months featured no fewer than 25 performances; from classical violin to French horn, voice to ukulele, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the concert. https://t.co/R7YL8y35ka

03/12/21

Our second trips day is in full effect! Some of our girls are currently offsite taking part in various thrilling activities like Free Jumping, whilst others are enjoying equally exciting workshops onsite delivered by external experts. What a great way to start the weekend! 🌟 https://t.co/hTfJbRmwf4

03/12/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

One of our talented Year 6’s competed in the National Taekwondo Championships last week, she went home with a gold and silver medal 🥇🥈Amazing effort ! https://t.co/J09tGehb6x

02/12/21

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02/12/21

And the winner is... 🥁 Every year hosts 'The Long Notes Competition', where each competitor is asked to play the longest note they possibly can. Lots of students entered this year, but Isla came out on top with an astounding note length of 42 seconds! 👏 https://t.co/GyzmIWQNNr

01/12/21

Episode 8 of 's podcast is now live! This week, neuroscientist Dr Cathy Rogers is talking creativity and the curriculum: how we can help to nurture creativity and why this is important. Listen here: https://t.co/bHRsFXvfJw https://t.co/12l3w5JKFR

01/12/21

"We were able to see the words we’ve been analysing in our English lessons come to life..." 🎭 Year 11 recently visited the Globe to watch Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'. Read Year 11 student Lucy's recount of the day here > https://t.co/EA3QTzEG7j https://t.co/l7x1wjBcAM

29/11/21

Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating this week, and thank you to Freya for leading assembly this morning 🕎 https://t.co/VUGYDEnLpv

29/11/21

Over half term, students were given Science projects to deepen their understanding of the topics discussed in lessons. The girls were very creative with their ideas and materials, resulting in some very accurate (and tasty 😋) looking models. https://t.co/0w38Bs9I5g

Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Head Mrs C Chandler-Thompson, BA (Hons) Exeter; PGCE  
Deputy Head (Staff and Students) Mr C Alaru, BA (Drama), BEd (Secondary) Queensland University of Technology
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

Junior School Leadership Team

Head of Junior School Mrs S Skevington, LLB (Hons) Sheffield; PGCE, EYP
Deputy Head of Junior School  Mrs M Gilfedder-Bonnar, LLB (Hons) Strathclyde; BSc (Honours) Psychology; PGCE 
Assistant Head of Junior School  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
Miss N Rivers, BA (Hons) Brighton, PGCE English

Humanities Faculty

 
Mr M Connolly, BA (Hons) Nottingham, PGCE Head of History and Politics
Mr I Gerrard, BA Bangor; PGCE History
Mr B Crozier, BA (Hons), Leeds; PGCE    History/Extended Project Qualification and Teacher in charge of Debating
Mr S Barnett, BA (Hons), Lancaster, MA Lancaster; PGCE Head of Religious Studies
Ms M Rehman, BA Hons) Birmingham, PGCE Religious Studies & Head of Year 8, Teacher i/c Peer Mentoring 
Mr M Sodhi, BA (Hons) London, PGCE  Head of Economics & Business Studies/Head of Year 12 
Miss S Williams, MA Cantab (Cambridge); PGCE Head of Classics
Mrs M Ryan, BA London  Latin 
Mrs L Stevens, BSc Plymouth; PGCE  Head of Geography and Educational Visits Co-ordinator 
Miss K Hickman, MA (Hons) Dundee; PGCE

Geography, Head of House, Charities & Community, Acting Head of Year 10

Ms R Sivyer, MSc, BA (Hons) London; PGCE Head of Psychology

Maths Faculty 

 
Mr S Tarr, MEng (Hons) Nottingham, PGCE Head of Maths Faculty
Ms W Short, MA Sussex, BSc Bath; PGCE Maths 
Mrs G Silvestros, BSc (Hons) Exeter; PGCE Maths
I Saumtally, BSc (Hons) York, PGCE Maths
Miss A Varathanathan, BSc (Hons) Open University; BEng (Hons) Manchester; PGCE Maths
Miss H Dickinson, BSc (Hons)Loughborough; PGCE Head of Computer Science
Mr D Nott, BSc, Reading  Director of IT and Teacher of Computer Science

Modern Foreign Languages 

 
Mrs A Bass, Maitrise - Le Mans, France, PGCE from Lancaster UK Head of MFL 
Mrs S Milne, BA (Hons) Exeter, PGCE

Spanish (Maternity Leave)

Ms S Schrewe Spanish Teacher and German Assistant
Ms K Azoppardi Spanish Assistant
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 

Performing Arts Faculty 

 
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, Drama teacher
Mrs E Gunton, BMus (Hons), Royal College of Music, dipABRSM; QTS  Head of Co-Curricular & Outreach/Director of Music
Miss F Leo, BMus (Hons) Royal Academy of Music, London, MA Music Teacher

Physical Education Department 

 
Miss H Morrell, BSc (Hons) Brunel Director of Sport
Miss S Harris, BA (Hons) Brighton PE and Head of Year 11
Mrs L Brooks, BSc St Mary's; PGCE PE and Head of Year 9
Miss V May, BA (Hons), Liverpool PE
Miss E Willet, BSc Southampton, PGCE PE
Miss S Woosey, BA (Hons) Leeds, PGCE (Maternity Leave) PE and Head of Year 10

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
Miss M Tsikkinis, BSc Bristol, PGCE Head of Physics
Miss S Tadrosm BSc Bristol; PGCE Physics
Mrs R Richards, BSc (Hons) Teeside; PGCE Physics

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

Miss E Boylan, BA (Hons) Bristol

Year 1

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

Miss S Dowler, BA (Hons) Sheffield, 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 Coles, MA Cantab, GTP

Miss A Lucas, BA (Hons) Sheffield Hallam

Year 4

Ms P Griffiths BA (Hons) Greenwich

Mr N Mostert, Higher Dip in Education, South Africa

Year 5

Ms S Daly, BEd (Hons) Greenwich 

Mrs D Karakosta, BA South Africa

Year 6

Mrs L Nolan, BSc Hull; PGCE

Mrs S Burt, BSc, Bristol; PGCE

Art

Ms A Hamburger, BA (Hons) Camberwell

Junior 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

Miss S Carter, BSc (Hons) Oxford Brookes, PGCE

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. J Truman, Foundation Degree in Early Years Education

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 

Ms. T Smith, BA Greenwich

Year 3

Miss M Crampton

Year 4

Miss I Shevalova BA Ukraine

Year 5/6 

Mrs D Galbraith, BTEC in Childhood Studies

Junior School Support Staff

junior school administrator

Mrs M Coles 

Administrative Assistants 

Ms S McCully

Mrs L Scrace

Mrs J Welsh

RECEPTIONIST

Miss N Douglas

IT Technician

Mr R Wraight

After School Care Supervisor 

Ms L Reis

After School Care Assistants 

Ms A Morris

Mrs E Cockings

Ms I Shevalova

Mrs K Sembhi

Ms R Changizi

Mrs P Dedman

Midday Supervisor

Mrs P Dedman

Mrs E Cockings

School Nurse

Mrs M Anto, BSc, Diploma of Higher Education in Children's 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 Director

Ms A Fuell, BA (Hons) Liverpool

Marketing Design and Communications Officer

Miss G Beahan

Alumnae Development & Marketing Events Officer 

Ms S MacLeod, BA (Hons) Hull 

Finance Officer

Miss L Smith

Finance Assistant

Mrs A Lartey

Data and Senior Timetable Officer  

Miss M Wheeler

Admissions Officer 

Ms A Arsenie
Ms E Browne

exams officer 

Mrs A Allen 

IT Technician

Mr L Amber

Resources Centre Manager

Mrs D Glazebrook, BSc (Hons), Northumbria

SENCO and Learning Support Teacher

Mrs B Fitzpatrick, BEd (Hons), HDip and MA 

SEN Teaching Assistant

Miss C Hand

Office Administrative Assistant   

Mrs A Taber 

Human Resources Assistant 

Mrs S Read 

Receptionists

Miss S Rowland (Afternoon)

School Nurse 

Mrs M Anto, BSc, Diploma of Higher Education in Children's Nursing

School Counsellor 

Mrs F Taylor, BACP

Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Tatzel

Laboratory Technicians 

Mrs A Birkett, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Ms W Cheng, MSc, BSC (Hons)

DT Technician

Miss J Spence, BA London

Art Technician

Miss I Copley, BA London

Language Assistants 

Miss J Spence

Ms I Ludzik

Mrs K Tatzel

Facilities Manager

Mr A Merryweather

Enterprise Caretaker 

Mr T Cole 

Caretakers 

Mr S Meredith (also Mini Bus Driver)

Mr J Roue

Mr T Cole 

Mr F Greaves

Mr P Brown

Mini Bus Drivers

Mr R Eyers (supply caretaker and mini bus driver)

Mr R Cooke

Mini Bus Supervisors

Mrs A Conway

Mrs E Cockings

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

Dr S Humayun

Ms K James

Mr G Gaskell

Ms J Fenner

Ms E Beer

Professor N Radclyffe-Thomas

Ms A Waywood

Mr I Soulsby

 

Visiting Music Staff at Senior School

Oboe and piano

Miss H Barker, BMus (Hons), PG Dip

Clarinet, Saxophone and flute

Mr L Hignell, BMus, GGSM

Electric and Acoustic Guitar 

Mr N Luckett, LGSM 

Flute 

Mrs K Blonz, MMus, PG Dip 

Piano 

Ms M Obejera, BMus

Ms R Bouwmeester, PG Dip

Violin and Viola 

Mr A Dennant, BA (Hons)

Singing 

Ms N Wydenbach, BA (Hons), BMus, GradDip (RCM) 

Mrs J Riley BA (Hons), PG Dip (RAM), LRAM

Singing, piano & 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

Violin & Viola

Miss E Laurie BMus (Hons)

Ms A Ruscoe, BMus

Cello

Ms H Chapman, BMus, PG Dip

Piano

Ms M Obejera, BMus

Miss K Ewins, GRSM, LRAM, LTCL

Miss L Da Silva, BMus, LRAM

Miss G Mo, MMus, BMus

Mr W Butterworth

Clarinet and Saxophone

Miss K Ewins, GRSM, LRAM, LTCL

Flute

Ms M Pinho da Silva Ramos, BMus, MMus 

Recorder

Ms M Pinho da Silva Ramos, BMus, MMus 

Guitar

Mr D Black, MMus, BMus

Singing

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

Piano

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

Bass  

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