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08/04/21

Today we look back to the 26 March where the Year 2 girls really enjoyed learning all about the adventures of Paddington Bear. They wrote diary entries and used paint and oil pastels to create our own Paddington pictures. Great job girls! 👏 https://t.co/LzO4tebLna

06/04/21

Even throughout the holidays, we are still getting some great submissions through for the showstopper challenge in . Well done Issy for this impressive looking carrot patch cake. For details on the showstopper challenge, please visit the Firefly page. https://t.co/HtIrFON3Pv

04/04/21

Here at Blackheath High, we are wishing you all a happy, peaceful, and fun Easter. Don't forget the chocolate! 🎉 https://t.co/sPvdv9aYO0

02/04/21

As part of shared project within the GDST before the holidays, Year 3 learnt French vocabulary related to colours, 2D shapes and body parts to write a description of a monster. They also illustrated their writing with a fun portrait. Great job girls! https://t.co/4Eo4uhSYir https://t.co/l8MONyz3wd

31/03/21

As part of a Biology practical before the Easter Holidays, Year 13 immobilised enzymes in alginate beads to study the difference in activity between free and immobilised enzyme activity at 40°C and 80°C. Find out more here: https://t.co/afJmrjbAOq https://t.co/PQ4znKyZMy

29/03/21

In Mandarin, Year 10 completed a project about Chinese Bubble Tea, a popular drink in Asia. Students also had a chance to be creative and designed their perfect Bubble Tea to suit their taste with a brand name in Chinese. Amazing! 👏 https://t.co/327X2cPRLr https://t.co/GS410ReSwK

27/03/21

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Jumping into the holidays.... https://t.co/KXk5XSpkad

26/03/21

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Could the U16 netball team be any more committed?! https://t.co/Gps62JTr5v

26/03/21

Yesterday, GDST CEO closed our Women in Leadership event, telling our girls, “Your generation is the one that is going to change the world. You are the future leaders”. We couldn’t agree more & can’t wait to see you step out into the world on the path of your choice. https://t.co/yLvNnQoTHF

26/03/21

It was tough but we have chosen our winner of the cake challenge in the competition... Our winner is Issy for her incredible Choco-nilla macaron cake. Well done! 😍👏🍰 https://t.co/Tl8xm1sNAZ

26/03/21

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Year 6 enjoying their hockey 🏑 interhouse competition yesterday during games. 🏆Well done team Morden who won all their games! https://t.co/LprhNAaLqk

25/03/21

Thank you so much again for sharing so many inspiring insights, and all credit to Mabel for such a fantastic interview 💙 https://t.co/8VnQvFVDWe

25/03/21

Thank you so much for being part of our event - it was amazing to hear all about your career journey 💙 https://t.co/HYgs2kzRaj

25/03/21

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Year 2 have been busy this week! Have a look at their tie dye t-shirts! https://t.co/XocACWtwTH

25/03/21

Incredibly grateful to our Women in Leadership panellists, who shared insights on their career journeys - from acting, to journalism, running your own business and leading a school. Thank you so much, Emily Watson, 🙏 https://t.co/Nc0AiWyk1Y

25/03/21

Thank you so much, Geraldine for your support. Amazing to have our Blackheath High alumnae supporting our Women in Leadership event... thank you 🙏 https://t.co/95AXCQdJWU

25/03/21

Very grateful to Blackheath High alumnae Ruth and Lucy from for leading an interactive workshop, "finding your values" as part of our Women in Leadership: the Entrepreneurial Edit https://t.co/8uWhV1eZul

25/03/21

Incredibly proud of Mabel, Year 12, who delivered a powerful interview with on how we can learn from "failure" and how growth comes out of our comfort zone. Thank you for sharing such inspiring insights 💫 https://t.co/Lh8ZOM3v28

25/03/21

Hi - we're so sorry you didn't hear back. We're so lucky to have so many wonderful speakers talk to girls. We'll DM you.

25/03/21

"It is the most amazing time to be a young woman". We couldn't agree more. Thank you so much for such an inspiring and uplifting talk https://t.co/pnNFNKeRHA

25/03/21

Thrilled to be listening to such an inspiring talk from our Keynote Speaker, "Dream the biggest dreams possible and be your own advocate. If there's somebody that lights-up your spirit, listen to them" 💫 https://t.co/bWvZDNlD0g

25/03/21

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This is going to be such a great event ! Ending term on a high! https://t.co/yEm7rbQAc5

25/03/21

We're so excited about today's Women in Leadership event. We're incredibly grateful to our amazing speakers, sharing insights on how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and inspiring our students. https://t.co/UZpwsoz6Ps

24/03/21

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This afternoon, Year 8 took part in the 'Design Thinking Challenge' made up of four, fast-paced tasks that girls completed in groups. It was a challenging and entertaining afternoon for the girls, working together with https://t.co/kB4wey23Mr

24/03/21

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Y8 geographers collaborate with 3 other schools for a detective afternoon Maps, puzzles & an challenge https://t.co/ClBBtizOR1

24/03/21

Amazing 👏👏👏 https://t.co/xOwaNefaBL

24/03/21

As part of tomorrow's Women in Leadership event, Mabel, Yr 12 has turned the podcast tables and interviewed Their conversation includes inspiring insights on how 'failure' shapes us and how "there is no such thing as failure". We can't wait... https://t.co/jkPNg6s4yK

24/03/21

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with their certificates for their fantastic work on Mars Rovers during GHL. I got one too because who doesn't want a certificate from NASA. https://t.co/BUanytIk9q

24/03/21

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Year 4 house fun at the field this morning! https://t.co/rjLAteHeQZ

24/03/21

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Year 5 are loving listening to Wildspark! Prue is such a great role model for girls. https://t.co/U3o37o9iGf

24/03/21

We're nearing the end of our competition, so let's end it in the best way possible, with the showstopper challenge! You can find inspiration and details on our FireFly page, good luck girls and get baking. 🍰👏🎉 https://t.co/BoHUFnGxIx

23/03/21

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From Shakespeare's Globe to the Royal Institution, cross-Trust partnerships have continued to thrive during lockdown! And our schools remain to be places https://t.co/yCmh0zqDHN

23/03/21

We can’t wait 💫 https://t.co/zDxFmIeqZg

23/03/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

This echoes some of the sentiments so fluently expressed by two of our sixth form in assembly last week - https://t.co/3VKTHN1Ybm

23/03/21

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Yr 7 working on our interceptions today 🙌🏻 https://t.co/ZYUwR58sup

23/03/21

We’re so excited to host as our Keynote Speaker at our Women in Leadership event. This Thursday, our Sixth Form, Yr 10 & Yr 11 will take part in an afternoon of inspiration, exploration & live workshops, learning about entrepreneurial skills and mindset. https://t.co/cRFRMZ6ABT

23/03/21

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The U12 netballers have been so committed to training. They’re really working on how dynamic they are and speedy ball handling skills sunshine helps too ☀️ https://t.co/tuhXuhNELS

23/03/21

As part of the cake challenge for our competition, Orla cooked up a delicious looking pineapple upside down cake. Well done Orla! 🍰😍😍 https://t.co/tSQVPvTXM4

22/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U13 hockey teams had such a great hockey training these students know how to work hard!!! The sunshine capped off a great afternoon of sport! https://t.co/3ruuVcvkal

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. 

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.