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Making electronic quizzes with @yr6bhs. Some excellent (and tricky) questions. I will hang my certificate from Mia and Katie up with pride (I didn’t know pizza originated in Greece!) @BlackheathHigh @BlackheathSci #STEAMWeek https://t.co/ZEiuYpeRDi
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Meet the leadership team at Blackheath High School, a leading London independent school for girls.
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.
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.
When 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.
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.
Before 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following 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.
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.
I 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.
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.