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22/01/19

Thank you to our talented music scholars for the blissful Mindful Music concert! We were delighted to have so many people - of all ages - from the Blackheath Community join us to celebrate https://t.co/jFSrVLPsPe

22/01/19

Shake off those winter blues at our lunchtime Mindful Music concert TODAY at 1pm in All Saints Church, Blackheath. Admission is free, babies and toddlers welcome https://t.co/ysZtHI8Z5v

21/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Thoughtful wellbeing advice on diet, balance, exercise and screentime from , Ellie from and Mrs Beecham at tonight’s wellbeing symposium - thanks for all the great questions parents and thank you wonderful panellists ! https://t.co/QTDQZwvwL6

21/01/19

This lunchtime came to school on the and shone a light on the benefits of reading for enjoyment at the start of . Thank you for the inspiring talk and for being such fierce champions of women's fiction. https://t.co/KkA6PGoIfH

21/01/19

Did you see this brilliant article about 's pioneering book "Inferior" in Sunday's ? We can't wait to welcome her this February as a guest lecturer in our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series https://t.co/uNHdkwPIoc

21/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Great assembly to start week from - the Power of saying no and why we CAN’T have it all! https://t.co/e8aSdjYHoa

21/01/19

Our is off to a running, rowing and jumping start! https://t.co/adOnAtoYq7

18/01/19

Not long now until Blackheath High School's Mindful Music concert at All Saints Church in Blackheath. Join us there on Tuesday 22 Jan at 1pm. Babies and toddlers are most welcome! https://t.co/pJ4hnOXkvm

18/01/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Year 1 time for a quick disco.... https://t.co/zQBFJ4dewG

18/01/19

Very impressive! https://t.co/5UKk5ZTWHC

17/01/19

Next week is our annual Wellbeing Week! Highlights include an evening symposium for parents focusing on mental health and a Mindful Music concert for all in . Read more about our integrated approach to wellbeing here: https://t.co/RuUCmsvIlU

17/01/19

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What a champ Jasmine, showing us all how it should be done! https://t.co/xZbDnD5fUG

16/01/19

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on our annual Welly Walk through historic Park https://t.co/yNjMUzn82H

15/01/19

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Great first hockey match of the term for the U12s against Colfes. POMs Valerie and Renee. Well done! So much progress being made the more they play 👏🏻 https://t.co/QE73aBF3uq

15/01/19

Congratulations to our brilliant violinist, Anna, on securing a place in the National Children’s Orchestra https://t.co/ySYX5k3HD9

14/01/19

We are starting the first full school week of 2019 by celebrating our 139th birthday. In assembly Mrs Chandler-Thompson observed our rebellious and pioneering roots, reminding the girls to “keep changing the world, one small rebellion at a time”. Oh, and there’s cake, too! https://t.co/WgE4CfbQGm

11/01/19

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See what our schools and its girls have been doing to enter 2019 in style... https://t.co/L4bvVwOe0X https://t.co/PhkqcX4QSb

10/01/19

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

Only 9 tables left for the Quiz Night on Friday 1st Feb in junior school gym, so go to https://t.co/v1vgr90Niu & bag one now! Just £48 for a team of 8 (max), you can bring food for 7, quiz starts at 8. Bar will be selling beer, wine, prosecco & soft drinks 👍

10/01/19

Relax, unwind and take part in Blackheath High School's by joining us for our complimentary Mindful Music concert at All Saints Church, Blackheath on Tuesday 22 Jan at 1pm. Babies and toddlers are most welcome! https://t.co/QykWpIH6Ie

02/01/19

Our Head of Science talks to us about Chemistry and what the benefits of studying the subject are: https://t.co/CThJvq3tDg https://t.co/orfmzBG5S1

30/12/18

Our Deputy (Academic) Head Mr Henderson talks about endurance in education and setting your own pace: https://t.co/f9uUvZFNTC https://t.co/Y82INsJvMV

28/12/18

Earlier this month, Blackheath High School participated in the Global Hour of Code, which included fun and engaging activities like Minecraft, Star Wars and Wonder Woman. https://t.co/j3DeCAJkc0 https://t.co/bPyHB0cmMt

25/12/18

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! https://t.co/ye2MDYARyW

21/12/18

We're put together a collection of our best photographs from our Christmas Carol concert on 11 December 2018 https://t.co/3h7kwEjUFp https://t.co/1zFrkvD8vw

20/12/18

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Looking forward to the New Year with & her work on Wollstonecraft https://t.co/jiCjjuCejE

19/12/18

Thank you all for an amazing term, and happy holidays! https://t.co/9pG1282OsG

19/12/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Merry Christmas from 🎄 https://t.co/25MIJJZynC

19/12/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Thank you for the lovely gifts, cards and kind words from our wonderful community. A very merry Christmas to you all. Woof woof! https://t.co/fPBwzyaWih

19/12/18

Santa Claus is coming to town at Blackheath High School! https://t.co/MmYX1gy7HA

19/12/18

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

lead Christmas Carols in our gorgeous new reception https://t.co/hAtqIxkxRg

19/12/18

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Panto time https://t.co/RvDXS7e82Y

18/12/18

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Christmas lunch! 🎄 https://t.co/J6Ew6KepKW

18/12/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

We do love a even Flo 🎅🎄🐶 https://t.co/Spznc3acUU

17/12/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A fun Christmassy morning of netball for our 6th form. An extra spring in their step after being inspired by 's success at ! https://t.co/a955COULUW

17/12/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Stunning performance of Sleeping Beauty from , great to see girls on stage too! 👏🏽 https://t.co/EfUQ8ohf7r

16/12/18

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the first time women voted in the UK, our Head teacher, Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson, says we must encourage young women to become active participants in politics… read full article here Magazine https://t.co/keOY5k9shP

14/12/18

Good luck to all of our students performing in the production of Sleeping Beauty tomorrow!

13/12/18

"How did we do it? I'll tell you now, we didn't give up, we didn't know how". Everyone must read this incredible and empowering poem from one of our Year 3 pupils. https://t.co/3yCnJw94vO

Our Leadership Team

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).

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.

Assistant Head (teaching and learning) - Mrs Natalie Argile (Maternity leave)

Natalie argile asst head for slt profileChemistry Specialist

With an educational background in Chemistry, I am a serious advocate of STEM, in particular encouraging girls to go into this field.  Prior to Blackheath High and following university, I started my career in a vibrant and successful comprehensive in Newcastle upon Tyne, before moving to London and gaining experience in several grammar schools.

Role

I am responsible for the organisation of various events and communication within the Senior School. I am Chair of the Big Build Committee and Digital Leader initiative, and am also a passionate Chemistry teacher.

Acting Deputy Head - Mrs Christine Pheiffer

Christine pheiffer slt profileModern Foreign Languages and English as a Foreign Language (EAL) specialist

Following a short career in industry and working abroad in Amsterdam, I am a firm advocate of girls-only education. Before joining the GDST, I worked in several independent girls’ schools in London and the UK.

Role

My responsibilities include: the Wollstonecraft Academic Enrichment Programme, the Wollstonecraft Lecture Series, co-curricular provision, educational trips and visits, links with Higher Education and Careers, the School House system and EAL co-ordinator.

Head of Sixth Form - Mrs Kate Elliott

Kate elliott sixth form head slt profileBiology specialist

After a number of years working in the pharmaceutical industry, the arrival of my children prompted me to change track to a vocation in which I find true value. Having worked in a range of schools, I am committed to enabling girls to achieve excellence, grow in confidence and enjoy success. I believe that a girls only education is key to this.

Role

Responsible for leading the Sixth Form team, and working with them to develop opportunities for students which help individuals to explore their intellectual passions, learn valuable life skills and facilitate the best academic achievement.  

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'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.