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26/03/19

Yesterday, The French Department took two students (Valerie and Zoë) to the regional final of the MFL Spelling Bee. They did fantastically well and performed brilliantly under pressure. Congratulations girls! https://t.co/3VzOkQvqYN

25/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Junior School Council made the Florence lunchtime walking rota happen. Top work Ceri- risk assessment and rota in place! And a squirrel did appear... 🐿 https://t.co/1VAdFFzc6R

25/03/19

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Watch girls from around the UK & Wales performing at for our Young Choir of the Year 2019. https://t.co/Bpes5UNras

25/03/19

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Watch out for Blackheath High ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/llnbcEejLv

22/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Could not be more proud of these girls 👏👏👏 https://t.co/1VQwOs4bKA

20/03/19

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Only https://t.co/E7py150P2l

20/03/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Loved watching year 10 at work in our beautiful art studios yesterday https://t.co/eAFGC2PyYZ

19/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

girls here https://t.co/p7BwGxeI1R

18/03/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U14 netballers performed brilliantly to come 2nd in the Greenwich Schools tournament this afternoon. Misa was awarded Player if the Tournament out of the players there which is a fantastic accomplishment 👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/Bkz4zLhGyv

18/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

popped in for lunch with Reception today. Guesses on our Head’s age ranged from 17 to 88. And they all liked her necklace 🤣🤣 https://t.co/JDMzIQFDp2

18/03/19

Retweeted From BHS Junior English

enjoying the conference https://t.co/40AG3xdfCW

18/03/19

Enjoy the conference girls - such a wonderful opportunity. https://t.co/5TDA9ooxXC

15/03/19

To mark the end of a successful , Freya in yr 13 writes brilliantly about how Science and Art complement each other, and how they can be empowering. https://t.co/OumUzj5uws https://t.co/lr1V6diAV9

15/03/19

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Happy Red Nose Day from https://t.co/0dl6ar7k1p

14/03/19

Retweeted From Blackheath Science

Lots of exciting and explosive science action here for Blackheath High School's STEAM Week 2019 and British Science Week - here's some elephant's toothpaste. The ceiling is safe (this time!) https://t.co/9rtzn2b23F

14/03/19

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Great teamwork as our Year 11 forensic scientists investigate the clues. Who stole the mock exam papers and exactly what happened here? https://t.co/fAxoSbiKrI

13/03/19

To show that our girls are still in awe of their new school, a bunch of our Yr 9s used their creativity to take these incredible photographs. https://t.co/WgsqNXjM1w https://t.co/EL4t3lD3VF

12/03/19

Tasty Science! Our British Science Week Science Club kicked off by making vanilla and strawberry ice cream. https://t.co/tOMI385vRr

12/03/19

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

A fabulous second half featured Phantom of the Opera read in original French & sung to Lloyd-Webber's music, talks & performances from Wuthering Heights, galvinism, Frankenstein & Dracula and a wonderful animated film. https://t.co/RwL8cwVoJR

12/03/19

"Two things are for certain: education does not exist in a vacuum and social media is here to stay." https://t.co/O9NGQT9Fq5 Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson, head at , writing for the .

12/03/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

"Two things are for certain: education does not exist in a vacuum and social media is here to stay." https://t.co/LxqExNtkAa Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson, head at , writing for the .

12/03/19

Retweeted From DominiqueUnsworthBEM

Am excited to be on the panel for tomorrow - and I just spotted this ad for my old school... I was REALLY lucky to attend an school and this advert tells you a lot about why I grew into the woman I am. https://t.co/ruwv3pJWOX

12/03/19

❤️ Thank you for sharing

12/03/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Curiosities and mysteries abound so far at Gothic Evening tonight https://t.co/26zZwabZSQ

11/03/19

This week is and to celebrate technology our Head, talks to about her vision to teach online safety, prepare students for the future & harness social media as a tool to make the world a better place https://t.co/arVRNKFqmO

08/03/19

Retweeted From The Feminist Library

We were very excited to be invited to do a talk today to girls & to receive a very warm welcome & to find that there was loads more going on 4 as well as on more generally 😍😍 https://t.co/60rP97RM0a

08/03/19

To celebrate , we held a selection of events throughout the week that included a screening of 'He named me Malala', a talk about The Feminist Library and a lecture by Magda Oldziejewska. https://t.co/4GyjXG4WPW

08/03/19

Looking forward to hosting and for a talk and guest exhibition on the life and work of Mary https://t.co/TGVitGtpzc

08/03/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Where girls learn without limits. Lois, received an Olivier Award for a West End production of School of Rock, student of https://t.co/g1H7hJnRt0 https://t.co/VUlzFeDJUz

07/03/19

Today we welcomed a plethora of special guests from Millicent Fawcett & Emmeline Pankhurst, to Margaret Atwood's Offred. Even Cruella de Vil and her 101 Dalmatians couldn't keep away Happy everyone! https://t.co/sJYZkMuUTJ

07/03/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Great standard of play at the rally today - doing an awesome job on the table! https://t.co/kWHvwMni37

07/03/19

Looking and full of Blackheath High Magic 🧙‍♀️ https://t.co/OHvUX5WwS1

07/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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07/03/19

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Great to see one of our students in the today https://t.co/TIq0nBWom3

06/03/19

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

It's a great here tonight. What variety! What quality! https://t.co/0cBXUwgFlf

06/03/19

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Y6 finished their biology topic ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ today by constructing the helical structure of DNA using edible substances. I wish my Science lessons had been like this! https://t.co/bZcVJAmZAJ

06/03/19

Thank you both so much for your time!

06/03/19

We are feeling positively inspired after our Women in Leadership conference yesterday, thank you to , , , (to name a few) for spending the day sharing your experience with us https://t.co/Z3mfJJLTpG

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.