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17/01/20

Mrs Argile is reducing her environmental impact with these thoughtful changes, and we are encouraging our entire school community to think of ways they can do the same - let's inspire each other! What do you pledge for the ? https://t.co/N2tDjWDDZT

17/01/20

An excellent pledge idea from Ms Richards looking at how we can reduce our impact on our environment. What changes can you make to your daily routines that add up to a big change over the ?#140thAnniversary https://t.co/i8E9o6wGAK

17/01/20

Our is off to a great start, with pledges from staff, students and their parents coming in. Mrs Chandler-Thompson has made an ambitious pledge to not print a SINGLE thing for the entire year. Wow! https://t.co/5misHchheh

17/01/20

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Lots of wonderfully creative design solutions from years 6 and 8 in today's Architecture Day. Well done everyone! https://t.co/AulZY31Bj9

17/01/20

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Another great year of design from our Year 6 and 8 students on Architecture day. Thanks to Mr Masters and his team for organising and inviting such inspiring speakers https://t.co/fEh8Br4HWy

17/01/20

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Fran, Nisha & Katie. Our GDST alumnae and design director, architect and project manager respectively, who gave up a day to take part in our amazing Architecture Day. Winners to follow! TM https://t.co/iTd066ZB5R

15/01/20

A real pleasure to welcome ‘Old Girls’” of Mary Datchelor Grammar School, the original home of the stunning Datchelor Glass, to school for afternoon tea and viewing of the glass in its new home. Thank you for coming, ladies! https://t.co/vWgg33YkJ5

15/01/20

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

Have a look if you are booking your holidays soon 😎 You could raise over £120 for if you use to book your holiday and buy your travel essentials. If just five of us do this, we'll raise over £600 for FREE! Visit: https://t.co/zjMwEBsJqO

14/01/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Fitness Club started with a BANG 💥 well done to everyone 🤩🤩 https://t.co/yt5fGUvOQ0

14/01/20

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The U16 netball team played their first fixture of the term ending with a great 28-7 victory over Plumstead manor. Some fantastic shooting, brilliant interceptions and super team work on display. Well done 👏🏻 pom Ezi https://t.co/0Wjkh4agGO

14/01/20

This week's Wollstonecraft Speaker Series talk will be delivered by Lily MacDonald on the themes of Ambition and Action - looking forward to it! https://t.co/XA5AMwkU5A

13/01/20

Thank you for your support 🙂 https://t.co/Yq3hyJCZYf

13/01/20

Retweeted From Common Seas

Thank you! We're so excited to be at Blackheath today!

13/01/20

Today we have announced a whole-school pledge to protect our maritime environment. Together with we pledge to highlight the vital role of clean oceans in our curriculum and work towards becoming London's first Ocean Friendly school https://t.co/eO7REsNvu0

10/01/20

To celebrate our 140th year, we are encouraging our whole school community to make environmentally-focussed pledges to change our world for the better. The focus of pledges will be: Spring: Reduce Summer: Reuse Autumn: Recycle https://t.co/7nTYOdrBj3

10/01/20

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Eco-anxiety is robbing young people of their childhoods - adults must teach climate change responsibly says GSA Head ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ | The Independent https://t.co/RPDthz5y0c

09/01/20

Great to see in The Independent leading on the role schools have to play in the climate crisis:“As teachers,we need to empower students to understand their own agency and highlight what they can do to make a positive change...big or small” https://t.co/IATHTAyazQ https://t.co/CMpffd6hVn

09/01/20

What's not to love! Glad to see Year 1 enjoying Taekwondo. https://t.co/Nd9dW8GHBV

09/01/20

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Year 6 enjoying getting back into hockey 🏑 💪🏻 https://t.co/5shhb7FIZk

08/01/20

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

A very happy new year to all followers, here's to another great year of fun-raising 🥳 - Quiz Night booking coming soon, sort your teams! - remember you can donate clean, quality, unwanted uniform at juniors or seniors now - lots more to come so watch this space!

08/01/20

Welcome back to school, everyone! This is a particularly special first day back, as it also marks our 140th birthday. Stay tuned to hear about our environmentally-focussed which will take place throughout 2020 https://t.co/DIKseZLHT8

07/01/20

Hard to imagine a more welcoming bunch - great teamwork girls! https://t.co/Ico5WnR2Ue

03/01/20

In recent STEAM Club activities, the girls learned simple chemical reactions whilst making delicious fudge. https://t.co/rF0FzPvEAw https://t.co/eAeBPjTwBM

30/12/19

As part of our Bookbuzz programme, our girls were able to select and take home a book from a list of 17 titles! https://t.co/cXku8SoYWN https://t.co/a8JaB7fp4P

26/12/19

In celebration of Wellbeing Week 2020, our Music Scholars invite you and your little one to join us at the Senior School on Wednesday 22 January for a musical adventure. Further details and registration: https://t.co/NwV2vRdjJh

24/12/19

With Christmas just around the corner, turn up your speakers and celebrate with the Blackheath High School Christmas Single! Merry Christmas everyone! https://t.co/SPYvui2FhA https://t.co/N5tTntBBv3

21/12/19

With a staggering 38.45 seconds on the tuba, we are happy to announce the winner of the Long Note Competition... https://t.co/OZ9vxQ9qYU https://t.co/tZBTOu7YOL

19/12/19

Wishing everyone a restful and happy Christmas 🎄 🌟 ☃️ https://t.co/DjcCdfeKsw

18/12/19

Retweeted From Cheryl Giovannoni

So gorgeous. Lovely way to begin the 7 day countdown to Christmas. Have a great break BHS superstars. https://t.co/DAnsRks3jI

18/12/19

We are all feeling very spoilt - and full - this afternoon. Even the sprouts were delicious! https://t.co/zJHpPZcsmX

18/12/19

After a spectacularly melodic December, we're excited to share our music with you & your little ones in 2020. Register for Classics for Kids below: https://t.co/us2wUHB9sQ

18/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

We’ll be playing this at our Junior singalong this afternoon. Lovely to see so many “old” Junior girls and big sisters in there. Well done everyone 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Taoul3htZr

18/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Last day of term and having a blast with independent research- they seriously are loving it and I’ve learnt something new. https://t.co/UqNHj91qUr

18/12/19

Move over Simon Cowell, these Blackheath High girls have the X-Factor! Introducing our very own Christmas single🎄☃️🎄watch it here: https://t.co/7jPFe5ljWg

17/12/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

So proud of our dance company girls using their 4a time for extra rehearsals this week. 🙌🏼 https://t.co/VoaLsS3V3i

17/12/19

Well done to all candidates! https://t.co/f4DFHkN4iH

17/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

. House captains and decs made by them with our laser printer and sold for . Paragon made the biggest profit but very close. £242.60 on the way to a very good cause. https://t.co/SJEHEzFwkk

14/12/19

Year 7 had a great time learning about the bone structure by dissecting chicken legs in Science! They even identified the tendons and ligaments at the joint https://t.co/IAGcoCz5IH

13/12/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

“It’s behind you...!!!!” Year 11 Panto Trip to get us into the festive spirit! 🎭🎄 https://t.co/Sl1GFgGjyh

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. 

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 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.