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18/05/19

"It was an evening which celebrated the success of a development project and hailed a promising future for the school as a whole, but, for me in person, the event also marked my first occasion speaking as Head Girl" https://t.co/0gsqsAJadZ https://t.co/7wZSEH8dam

17/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

An awesome day of athletics for the Yr3&4 students today! Some fantastic performances and lots of fun 🎽🏃🏽‍♀️ https://t.co/xpjVIj1o7D

16/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Year 1 dress design Florence dog approves ❤️👏👏 https://t.co/1paRPxnfHD

16/05/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

This month, opened the doors of a multi-million redevelopment. This included a brand-new library, wellbeing sedum roof garden & ‘The Pod’, a contemplation space for meditation and idea generation. https://t.co/uEbEYE77Q2

14/05/19

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Terrific artwork from Nursery to Year 6 at our art exhibition! https://t.co/TFhkyY7zi9

14/05/19

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

From the Junior Art Exhibition, straight into the Senior Tea Time Concert. An afternoon brimming with creativity 🖼 🎨 🎶 🎷 https://t.co/NkkCB98Cyt

14/05/19

A lot of excitement and learning at the Senior School this morning as Year 4 join us for a morning of lessons and experience English, Geography and Drama classes https://t.co/WYcE5v3afP

13/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

An amazing day, with strong performances from both our U13+U15 netball teams but it just wasn’t enough to get the win. Both teams have come away as runners up of the Greenwich Schools League. Well done girls you should be very proud! POM: Alice and Sasha. https://t.co/5T2th74228

13/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Our U13+U14 netball teams are raring to go at the Finals, here at the . What an incredible experience. Let’s go !! 💪 https://t.co/WriSipQ4Mq

13/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

So lucky to have this event on ‘s doorstep 👏👏 https://t.co/BKRhFdNOvT

09/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHighDrama

Wonderful performances tonight from Year 10 bringing the world of their set text The Crucible alive 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/DUtUrurQd3

08/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

we’re delighted to welcome so many local EYFS practitioners, staff and parents to our talk on speech and language development and how to support it. https://t.co/hXGRuysoi3

07/05/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

A stunning image of 's atrium at night. As part of last week's grand opening of the . https://t.co/AqDSgOrv3M

07/05/19

Emmeline Pankhurst, Anne Boleyn, Romeo and Juliet… certainly put on incredible immersive performances at the Grand Opening. We are so proud of our brilliant students for always being keen to take centre stage. https://t.co/VgDlyOQUiv

07/05/19

A huge thank-you to our talented musicians and for taking part in the Grand Opening festivities! Highlights included the ‘Datchelor Fanfare’ (composed by students and Ms Leo), ‘Beat It’ band, String Quartet, Music Scholars’, and our very own Rock Band. https://t.co/Wb6dVNWXKF

07/05/19

...and of the Take Flight Installation & What's in a Building exhibit https://t.co/TnGLoq5VzF

07/05/19

We were dazzled by the creativity of 's Fashion Show, ‘What’s in a Building’ temporary exhibit and iconic ‘Take Flight’ installation which marked the Grand Opening of our all-new Senior School on Thursday. Some highlights of the Fashion Show... https://t.co/niERdq1LYE

04/05/19

Excellent performance, Lauren! https://t.co/M7lc5EF2aq

03/05/19

Thank you to all our guests for making last night such a special evening celebrating the https://t.co/p9L9szJdfk

03/05/19

Thank you so much to all our talented students who made last night a night to remember https://t.co/nvZrjLI2qr

02/05/19

A culinary tour of the world tonight at the Mexican, Middle Eastern and Caribbean! https://t.co/kWTFkBPDmM

02/05/19

The closing remarks on a series of wonderful speeches from https://t.co/VR7goyiB7j

02/05/19

Final words from the brilliant https://t.co/F5ubGHGefT

02/05/19

“I hope the spaces we’re opening today give the room for girls to flourish for generations to come” says https://t.co/Np8Tj9xtQy

02/05/19

A ‘Wollstonecraft Speaker Series Special’ with the inspirational https://t.co/vRcLgJbIC7

02/05/19

[De]Construct Fashion Show https://t.co/ewQwuPhT5e

02/05/19

A string quartet providing the perfect start to the evening https://t.co/6HHkgKDAjz

02/05/19

Emmeline Pankhurst greets our guests on arrival https://t.co/p6tHxfmZ47

02/05/19

Florence, our school dog, is pawsitively thrilled Poppy will be joining us this evening with https://t.co/N8gU93HsMn

02/05/19

We're all so excited to welcome our guests for this evening's Grand Opening ceremony with special guest speakers https://t.co/dOLDzLZMJ3

02/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

girls from Yr 3 to Yr6 leading IT! It is a yes girls! ❤️it. https://t.co/cENvHZAFdc

01/05/19

The sun has been really shining here in Blackheath, so the Hamster Club decided to take the hamsters out for a little walk! https://t.co/KwQIKgsZZW

01/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great fun in the sun at 5K Park Run club! Come and join us next week! ☀️🏃🏽‍♀️🙌🏼 https://t.co/nHN4yDlOSv

30/04/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

and the winning house at the mini marathon was Meridian 👋👋 https://t.co/mmrcQKSo3o

30/04/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

mini marathon on . Great support from our families as ever - best ever turn-out of dogs!🐶 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/4XcX11Hwmo

30/04/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great afternoon for our U13 A&B cricket teams at their tournament this afternoon. Full of confidence and eager to always progress. A’s won all their matches except one (by only two runs) and B’s got two strong wins under their belts. Great start to the season! 💪 https://t.co/R2f7GuWZzb

29/04/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Really great to see alumna in this baby friendly performance of Emilia! Brilliant initiative! BBC News - Baby-friendly theatre performance of Emilia https://t.co/SYVEvWPpRX

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 

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.

Assistant Head (CO-CURRICULAR) - 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.