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24/11/20

Retweeted From Mrs Richards MCCT 👩‍🔬

7B and I watched the Cirque de Soleil video and were absolutely entranced. A lovely way to start the day. https://t.co/OIuzJbIGRZ

24/11/20

Retweeted From GDSTSkills

A great opportunity for students to take part in live work experience programmes with top employers via https://t.co/vnBlpP7QkI What sector or company will you find out more about? sounds pretty cool. Apply now https://t.co/Kku9USYams

24/11/20

👋 Florence 🐶❤️

24/11/20

We love this, Florence! 🐶 https://t.co/WsYLVzTnei

24/11/20

A reminder of this Thursday’s Talks event, open to parents and alumnae: ‘Helping your child understand : how to support their and development in a world post Covid’, with via Zoom: Thurs 26th Nov, at 6pm 👇 - https://t.co/O93MVRcvAG https://t.co/FJnjnatcVq

24/11/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Love our inspirational displays Juniors https://t.co/LuxowZ0dt9

24/11/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Someone will be missing her.. https://t.co/GarwtxIT12

24/11/20

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Y5 enjoying the session by this afternoon! https://t.co/QcBWU4ycQk

24/11/20

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Great to see enjoying https://t.co/FAWh1remOS

24/11/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Our year 8s working hard at Hockey and Run club yesterday afternoon. https://t.co/AKDz8CU3lm

24/11/20

Thank you again for joining us!

24/11/20

We can’t wait

24/11/20

We can’t wait to take part in today 🎼☺️ https://t.co/fxDVVHRicH

23/11/20

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

“We need to be working doubly hard with this generation of young women to ensure they can see what they might be one day…” The 's CEO Cheryl Giovannoni's full speech at the https://t.co/CgyBWfSToM

23/11/20

Working with bots today in Year 2! https://t.co/4thQFx89Ig

23/11/20

Big smiles in Year 2 art class today! https://t.co/5Araps6T0D

20/11/20

So happy to have welcomed Operatic Tenor Brian Smith Walters to our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series, who not only sang beautifully, he also gave the girls a brilliant insight in to the world of performing arts. Thank you ! https://t.co/iyScEwSIYf

19/11/20

Brilliant work, girls! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/LcjxqkwFXW

19/11/20

Retweeted From GDST Alumnae Network

Dr Woodman is a Psychology Consultant at , Guys and St Thomas' . On 26 November she will talking about 's impact on young people's mental health and development. Open to parents & Alumnae. Contact your school to book a place. https://t.co/nbYglJD7zT

19/11/20

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

wonderful to hear about Diwali experiences from our students in this morning’s assembly, with some superb dancing! https://t.co/ikqRGQO19B

19/11/20

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Started my day with a great big smile after a brilliant assembly from our students on Diwali and what it means to them. You can’t not smile after watching them dance! https://t.co/uZJ1QUshTS

18/11/20

Love this, Year 9! https://t.co/t4wymBiy6b

18/11/20

Retweeted From Mrs Richards MCCT 👩‍🔬

Direction of light and making periscopes with . Watch out, these girls can see round corners and over desks now https://t.co/aNnfrCJrAu

17/11/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

One half for our Year 7 netballers training hard. Working on keeping possession 🙌🏻 https://t.co/dmDu0edEXd

16/11/20

Amazing work girls! Our Junior School has raised over £500 and still counting for https://t.co/NxH30dq6PQ

16/11/20

Enjoying some special lunches in the Senior School today! https://t.co/uMdKoLDKYF

16/11/20

Amazing work 5B! Happy https://t.co/v2uX6Uu1Uo

16/11/20

It was lovely to meet all our brilliant 11+ candidates this weekend. You were all amazing. https://t.co/uBvmrCvlda

16/11/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Fascinating Diwali assembly from this morning with some beautiful images from the Ramayana manuscripts. Happy Diwali to all our families! https://t.co/JAta0HeK3G

16/11/20

Lovely smiles from 5H! https://t.co/0tuHXWpqTU

16/11/20

More celebrations here at Blackheath High Junior School 😊 https://t.co/ceG0663TaE

16/11/20

We're celebrating in school today. Happy Diwali everyone! https://t.co/TTydiYDR8T

12/11/20

Retweeted From GDST Alumnae Network

Launching Talks... a series of online seminars for GDST parents & alumnae. From helping children cope with to teaching them about racism, expert speakers break down key issues right now — https://t.co/whdLOoiNmJ

12/11/20

Spot the difference! Year 1 dressed-up in spots today, having fun and raising money for https://t.co/7xCYfur0b8

12/11/20

Brilliant work 👏👏👏 https://t.co/kytSm7hK90

12/11/20

Amazing work by everyone in our Junior School who are raising money for today. We love the creative hairstyles! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/X8zG6tLeMW

11/11/20

Year 9 practising new tricks at today’s table tennis club 🤩🏓 https://t.co/X5u5EzpfdR

Our Leadership Team

Meet the leadership team at Blackheath High School, a leading London independent school for girls.

Head - Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson

Carol chandler thomson head for slt profile

My career has been devoted to teaching and leading in highly successful independent girls’ schools in London and abroad - Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls in Elstree, North London Collegiate School in Edgware and North London Collegiate School in Jeju, South Korea.

Role

I have an overall responsibility for the strategic leadership of Blackheath High School. I aim to create and share a vision which expresses the core values of the school and champion excellence in every aspect of education provided by the school.

 

Head of Juniors - Mrs Sarah Skevington

Sarah Skevington Junior Head for SLT profileWhen I discovered the joys and challenges of child development with my own three children, it prompted a career change from solicitor to teacher. I specialise in Early Years education but have experience across the primary age range at a variety of independent and state schools within London.

Role

I am responsible for leading and directing the Junior School in close partnership with the Head. My intentions are to motivate and inspire girls and teachers to achieve the best outcomes, academically and personally, through an exciting and challenging curriculum.

Deputy Head (Academic) - Mr Steven Henderson

Steven henderson selectBefore working in education my career began with a combination of orchestral management, working for a publisher and performing. I joined Blackheath High School from an Assistant Headship at Trent College (co-educational boarding and day school in Nottingham) and was previously Director of Music at Cokethorpe School in Oxfordshire.

Role

I have overall responsibility for leading the academic work of the school so that each student can achieve her best, realise her academic ambitions and take a self-assured next step in her academic career, whatever it may be.

Deputy Head (Pastoral) - Mrs Catherine Maddison

Cathy Maddison Deputy Head (Pastoral)History and Politics Specialist

I have a passion for my subjects - History and Politics - and a commitment to lifelong learning, having studied for an MSc whilst teaching at Blackheath High School. I have taught at the best of both the state and independent sector in London - Nonsuch High School in Cheam as well as Blackheath High School.

Role

I have an overall responsibility for leading the pastoral team and developing a vision for pastoral care that puts the student at the centre, and promotes positive mental health and wellbeing for all.

Deputy Head (Learning, enrichment and student progress) - Mrs Natalie Argile

Natalie argile asst head for slt profileChemistry Specialist

With an educational background in Chemistry, I am a passionate Science teacher with a particular interest in providing opportunities to develop the more creative side of the subject.  Having started my career in a vibrant and successful comprehensive in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, I then moved south to work in large grammar schools before joining Blackheath High in 2015. 

Role

In my role as Deputy Head, I have responsibility for the Teaching and Learning ethos in our school and, therefore, staff development. I also ensure we provide an outstanding enrichment element within our varied curriculum, and work with our team to ensure students are making progress in their learning. 

Deputy Head of Juniors - Mrs Marie-Clare Gilfedder-Bonnar

Mc gilfedder bonnerFollowing a degree in law, I decided to pursue a career in teaching. I believe in lifelong learning and completed a degree in psychology while teaching at Blackheath High School. My experience spans across the independent and state sector, having taught in England, Scotland and the Netherlands. 

Role

I work closely with the Head of Juniors and am responsible for academic matters. I oversee the curriculum, the timetables, assessment and reporting procedures, and Blackheath High School's Pillars of Learning.

Director of Finance and Operations

Rob ryan dfoI have a background in Education Finance and Management in schools, Trusts and Local Authority Education Departments over a period of 30 years. This involved delivering several major build projects on school sites. I hold the Diploma in School Business Management and am AAT qualified. I enjoy working in the school environment and, with two daughters of my own, I fully support the ethos and mission of Blackheath High in educating girls.

Role

I aim to provide strategic support to the business of the school, including strategic and operational management of the administration, property, health and safety and finances of the School.