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08/04/21

Today we look back to the 26 March where the Year 2 girls really enjoyed learning all about the adventures of Paddington Bear. They wrote diary entries and used paint and oil pastels to create our own Paddington pictures. Great job girls! 👏 https://t.co/LzO4tebLna

06/04/21

Even throughout the holidays, we are still getting some great submissions through for the showstopper challenge in . Well done Issy for this impressive looking carrot patch cake. For details on the showstopper challenge, please visit the Firefly page. https://t.co/HtIrFON3Pv

04/04/21

Here at Blackheath High, we are wishing you all a happy, peaceful, and fun Easter. Don't forget the chocolate! 🎉 https://t.co/sPvdv9aYO0

02/04/21

As part of shared project within the GDST before the holidays, Year 3 learnt French vocabulary related to colours, 2D shapes and body parts to write a description of a monster. They also illustrated their writing with a fun portrait. Great job girls! https://t.co/4Eo4uhSYir https://t.co/l8MONyz3wd

31/03/21

As part of a Biology practical before the Easter Holidays, Year 13 immobilised enzymes in alginate beads to study the difference in activity between free and immobilised enzyme activity at 40°C and 80°C. Find out more here: https://t.co/afJmrjbAOq https://t.co/PQ4znKyZMy

29/03/21

In Mandarin, Year 10 completed a project about Chinese Bubble Tea, a popular drink in Asia. Students also had a chance to be creative and designed their perfect Bubble Tea to suit their taste with a brand name in Chinese. Amazing! 👏 https://t.co/327X2cPRLr https://t.co/GS410ReSwK

27/03/21

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Jumping into the holidays.... https://t.co/KXk5XSpkad

26/03/21

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Could the U16 netball team be any more committed?! https://t.co/Gps62JTr5v

26/03/21

Yesterday, GDST CEO closed our Women in Leadership event, telling our girls, “Your generation is the one that is going to change the world. You are the future leaders”. We couldn’t agree more & can’t wait to see you step out into the world on the path of your choice. https://t.co/yLvNnQoTHF

26/03/21

It was tough but we have chosen our winner of the cake challenge in the competition... Our winner is Issy for her incredible Choco-nilla macaron cake. Well done! 😍👏🍰 https://t.co/Tl8xm1sNAZ

26/03/21

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Year 6 enjoying their hockey 🏑 interhouse competition yesterday during games. 🏆Well done team Morden who won all their games! https://t.co/LprhNAaLqk

25/03/21

Thank you so much again for sharing so many inspiring insights, and all credit to Mabel for such a fantastic interview 💙 https://t.co/8VnQvFVDWe

25/03/21

Thank you so much for being part of our event - it was amazing to hear all about your career journey 💙 https://t.co/HYgs2kzRaj

25/03/21

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Year 2 have been busy this week! Have a look at their tie dye t-shirts! https://t.co/XocACWtwTH

25/03/21

Incredibly grateful to our Women in Leadership panellists, who shared insights on their career journeys - from acting, to journalism, running your own business and leading a school. Thank you so much, Emily Watson, 🙏 https://t.co/Nc0AiWyk1Y

25/03/21

Thank you so much, Geraldine for your support. Amazing to have our Blackheath High alumnae supporting our Women in Leadership event... thank you 🙏 https://t.co/95AXCQdJWU

25/03/21

Very grateful to Blackheath High alumnae Ruth and Lucy from for leading an interactive workshop, "finding your values" as part of our Women in Leadership: the Entrepreneurial Edit https://t.co/8uWhV1eZul

25/03/21

Incredibly proud of Mabel, Year 12, who delivered a powerful interview with on how we can learn from "failure" and how growth comes out of our comfort zone. Thank you for sharing such inspiring insights 💫 https://t.co/Lh8ZOM3v28

25/03/21

Hi - we're so sorry you didn't hear back. We're so lucky to have so many wonderful speakers talk to girls. We'll DM you.

25/03/21

"It is the most amazing time to be a young woman". We couldn't agree more. Thank you so much for such an inspiring and uplifting talk https://t.co/pnNFNKeRHA

25/03/21

Thrilled to be listening to such an inspiring talk from our Keynote Speaker, "Dream the biggest dreams possible and be your own advocate. If there's somebody that lights-up your spirit, listen to them" 💫 https://t.co/bWvZDNlD0g

25/03/21

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This is going to be such a great event ! Ending term on a high! https://t.co/yEm7rbQAc5

25/03/21

We're so excited about today's Women in Leadership event. We're incredibly grateful to our amazing speakers, sharing insights on how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and inspiring our students. https://t.co/UZpwsoz6Ps

24/03/21

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This afternoon, Year 8 took part in the 'Design Thinking Challenge' made up of four, fast-paced tasks that girls completed in groups. It was a challenging and entertaining afternoon for the girls, working together with https://t.co/kB4wey23Mr

24/03/21

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Y8 geographers collaborate with 3 other schools for a detective afternoon Maps, puzzles & an challenge https://t.co/ClBBtizOR1

24/03/21

Amazing 👏👏👏 https://t.co/xOwaNefaBL

24/03/21

As part of tomorrow's Women in Leadership event, Mabel, Yr 12 has turned the podcast tables and interviewed Their conversation includes inspiring insights on how 'failure' shapes us and how "there is no such thing as failure". We can't wait... https://t.co/jkPNg6s4yK

24/03/21

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with their certificates for their fantastic work on Mars Rovers during GHL. I got one too because who doesn't want a certificate from NASA. https://t.co/BUanytIk9q

24/03/21

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Year 4 house fun at the field this morning! https://t.co/rjLAteHeQZ

24/03/21

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Year 5 are loving listening to Wildspark! Prue is such a great role model for girls. https://t.co/U3o37o9iGf

24/03/21

We're nearing the end of our competition, so let's end it in the best way possible, with the showstopper challenge! You can find inspiration and details on our FireFly page, good luck girls and get baking. 🍰👏🎉 https://t.co/BoHUFnGxIx

23/03/21

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From Shakespeare's Globe to the Royal Institution, cross-Trust partnerships have continued to thrive during lockdown! And our schools remain to be places https://t.co/yCmh0zqDHN

23/03/21

We can’t wait 💫 https://t.co/zDxFmIeqZg

23/03/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

This echoes some of the sentiments so fluently expressed by two of our sixth form in assembly last week - https://t.co/3VKTHN1Ybm

23/03/21

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Yr 7 working on our interceptions today 🙌🏻 https://t.co/ZYUwR58sup

23/03/21

We’re so excited to host as our Keynote Speaker at our Women in Leadership event. This Thursday, our Sixth Form, Yr 10 & Yr 11 will take part in an afternoon of inspiration, exploration & live workshops, learning about entrepreneurial skills and mindset. https://t.co/cRFRMZ6ABT

23/03/21

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The U12 netballers have been so committed to training. They’re really working on how dynamic they are and speedy ball handling skills sunshine helps too ☀️ https://t.co/tuhXuhNELS

23/03/21

As part of the cake challenge for our competition, Orla cooked up a delicious looking pineapple upside down cake. Well done Orla! 🍰😍😍 https://t.co/tSQVPvTXM4

22/03/21

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The U13 hockey teams had such a great hockey training these students know how to work hard!!! The sunshine capped off a great afternoon of sport! https://t.co/3ruuVcvkal

Governors

Chair of Governors - David Atterbury-Thomas

David Atterbury ThomasDavid has been associated with Girls' Day School Trust (GDST) over the last five years as Interim Director of Finance and Operations at Wimbledon, Notting Hill and Ealing, Oxford High School and the Royal High School Bath. He has also been Interim Financial Controller at Trust Office. Until last year, David was Chair of Welcare, a charity supporting disadvantaged families, parents and children in local communities.

As a longstanding trustee and volunteer in the charitable sector, he is currently Trustee of the Caxton Foundation and Treasurer of one of the City Churches. A Chartered Accountant, his early career was spent with Reed Elsevier and as Group Finance Director at Grayling, an international public relations and public affairs group. Now a consultant, he helps charities and businesses on strategy, financial organisation and reporting. David has been a Blackheath resident for 40 years.

Judith Eastaugh 

A graduate of Durham University, Judith practised as a solicitor for 25 years mainly working in the engineering industry.  She has two children, both of whom attended Blackheath High School. One has gone on to Bath University. Judith is active within the Westcombe Park community and is Co-chair of the Koinonia Federation of Schools in Greenwich.

Dr Sajid Humayun

Sajid humayunSajid is School Governor with specialist interests in transition to Junior School, transition to higher education, and child and adolescent mental health.  

He is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich and Programme Leader for MSc Child and Adolescent Psychology and MSc Psychology (Research - Focused on the relationship between child and adolescent mental health, parenting and genetics and on evaluating interventions for child and adolescent mental health problems).

Kate JamesBlackheath high school photo

Kate joined the Governing Board in 2016. She was previously a solicitor specialising in professional Indemnity litigation. She thereafter worked with a charity providing education and support to vulnerable inner city teenagers where she obtained a higher education teaching qualification and an examination assessment qualification.

Whilst there, Kate obtained experience in teaching, training and the mentoring /reviewing of teaching staff. Kate was previously a governor at Babington House School where she sat on the curriculum, development, policies and marketing committees.

Kate has also been a magistrate since 2006 and was previously the Deputy Chair of the South East London Magistrates Association. She also makes presentations on the criminal justice system to schools in South East London.  Kate would like to use her varied experience to help the school build upon its excellent reputation in preparing girls to find their place in life and meet the challenges of a rapidly developing world with confidence and consideration for others. 

Liz Little

Liz littleHaving spent the early part of her career in advertising agencies, Liz has worked for Dr Foster, a leader in global health data, since 2009. The business supports healthcare providers and commissioners, predominantly in the NHS, to improve their performance via the better use of data.

Prior to studying at the University of Durham, Liz was a student at Birkenhead High School and enjoyed the benefits of an all girls' school education herself. Having recently become a mother, she is delighted to have the opportunity to contribute what she can back to the GDST at Blackheath.

Rebecca Russell 

Rebecca russellRebecca has worked for the leading global executive search firm, Odgers Berndtson, since 2007, supporting independent schools and universities to appoint senior leaders, including Vice-Chancellors, Heads, CFOs, Bursars and Governors. She has also worked with a number of educational charities and NGOs.

Having attended an all girls’ school before studying at the University of Durham, Rebecca is passionate about the benefits of single sex education and securing the best leaders to further enhance and develop the lives of young people. 

JULIE FENNER 

Having worked for many years as an independent consultant supporting NHS organisations around service improvementIMG 3307, Julie now works primarily with organisations in the voluntary and community sector.  Much of her time is spent working with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, which inspires and supports young people from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in the career of their choice.

Having attended an all girls’ school before studying at Cambridge University, and with two school-age daughters of her own, Julie is passionate about education that gives every girl the skills and confidence to fulfil their potential. 

GEORGE GASKELL 

George’s twin daughters, Katie and Louise, had a wonderful time at Blackheath High and in their final year were Head and Deputy Head Girls.  He read psychology and physiology at UCL and joined the London School of Economics in 1971. His career at the School includes the Department of Social Psychology; establishing and co-directing the Methodology Institute; Vice Chair of the Appointments Committee, and Pro-director Planning and Resources. His research interests include behavioural science; science in society; social and ethical implications of the life sciences, and quantitative and qualitative research methods. He has published in leading social science journals and in Science and Nature. 

Currently chair of LSE and Partners Consortium on Behavioural Science, conducting studies in support of European Commission Directives and policy discussions on tobacco health warnings, energy labelling; environmental footprints, on-line gambling and protective measures for children playing on-line games.  He is also participating in two EC Horizon projects on Research Integrity and WeNet: the internet of us.