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17/11/18

Retweeted From hanna

feminist activists gearing up to talk to about inclusive for all conference with 👑👑👑 https://t.co/4fuYWeNUJ4

16/11/18

Retweeted From Laura Fowler

So much creativity on show https://t.co/72LpyO5lDO

16/11/18

Retweeted From Laura Fowler

What a beautiful fusion of historic and modern architecture ❤️’d visiting this School today. Thank you everyone who made us feel so welcome 😀 https://t.co/9B3CnGpXlQ

16/11/18

Retweeted From Beacons Netball

What a great afternoon with on Wednesday! We visited to run a netball session with their senior school netballers and just had so much fun! I’m looking forward to seeing some of the girls again on Sunday for our friendly fixtures! 🙌 https://t.co/Vrnyz65ftS

16/11/18

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Wonderful Poetry by Heart competition final this morning . Congratulations to Hannah & Arwen for prize winning performances. https://t.co/WEgqu2M5qo

15/11/18

Retweeted From Laura Fowler

I ❤️ the rainbow 🌈 roof it reminds me of a similar one https://t.co/4J5QkjH73S

15/11/18

Thank you - we completely agree 😊 https://t.co/Uzlxt9xVyY

14/11/18

As part of the most recent mufti day and cake sale, our girls raised £270.32 for Moving Mountains (), an education charity, providing schooling costs for children in the developing world, including Nepal. Well done girls! https://t.co/bWFiyfJ8vi

13/11/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A competitive afternoon of hockey against other schools. Thank you for hosting. Well done for coming 3rd 🎉 https://t.co/kZnFCHYP9T

13/11/18

Retweeted From BHS Sixth Form

Greena and Tambar from PWC visited us today, to deliver an engaging session on employability skills. Thank you! 👌😊 https://t.co/QKBuNh7ESY

12/11/18

Our lectures are designed to inspire and motivate our girls to pursue their ambitions - and Wizdom Layne certainly delivered today! From identifying opportunities to facing our fears, we're feeling ready to

12/11/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

All set for Day 2018! https://t.co/sqF64KTM7T

12/11/18

At school we stand united against bullying and always Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo as we launch https://t.co/DHw3ipYLk1

10/11/18

Did you know our school fields were ploughed to create allotments during WW1? Read more about our school's wartime history and our installation here https://t.co/pCsL8BzVh1

09/11/18

Feeling proud of our art installation of acrylic poppies commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1. Our girls and Artist in Residence transformed our wellbeing terrace into a field of poppies, inspired by the John McCrae poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. https://t.co/DWRacB4XsA

08/11/18

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

This. https://t.co/jyCTHmy1RH

08/11/18

Retweeted From St Olave’s Year 5

A group of Year 5 children completed maths challenges with the support of Year 10 at this morning. Many thanks for an enjoyable morning full of mathematical challenges the children can share with their friends back at school! https://t.co/7Eypney5pP

08/11/18

Glad to hear it, it was a pleasure hosting them! https://t.co/jQopm49Hxt

08/11/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A fantastic team performance from the U12s today at the GDST rally. Action shots to follow, eta back to school 5.30pm https://t.co/ek8VM9RRoT

08/11/18

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Visit us at the Independent Schools Show this weekend & find out what makes a GDST school so special! More info: https://t.co/9WWAbgcBYq https://t.co/0AV7IrZbSf

08/11/18

It's trips day at Blackheath High School! Year 10 are sharing their mathematic expertise with Year 5 students from Juniors, , , Brindishe (Lee, Manor and Green), and our Year 7. Lots of fun with activities including code-breaking and zoo planning. https://t.co/pmKOqz521R

08/11/18

What a creative and thoughtful display at the Junior school. https://t.co/PtyTn5toNo

07/11/18

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Year 10 Arthy experiencing welding for the first time. Smash those stereotypes! https://t.co/Uo9gSNbpzv

04/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

fabulous parents, fabulous girls 👏👏 https://t.co/n9uRuXETbJ

02/11/18

Retweeted From D&T

Poppy production line team. Voila! https://t.co/FF3XL83aVO

02/11/18

Retweeted From GRΔCΣ

So humbled & incredibly of the amazing & our lovely, happy daughter in this picture 😘🙏🏻😘 who continues to grow, thrive, shine & soar above the clouds & so much more! 🌟✨🌟 https://t.co/GfB6gEE7ds

01/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

so proud to be part of this day https://t.co/8M4IObqbXP

01/11/18

Wonderful to see the achievements of Blackheath High School Alumna celebrated in the National Portrait Gallery's 'Black is the New Black' exhibit. The stunning portraits can be viewed until 27 January - don't miss it! https://t.co/ollrTLVKuJ

01/11/18

Retweeted From School Guide

has a School in Action Open Morning (Junior and Senior) on Wednesday 7th November, 9am-11am. Tour the school during a normal working day, look in on lessons, and get a glimpse of the excellent teaching on offer at BHS. Click for info > https://t.co/4TRvz1bbKs https://t.co/8Lp5zqjOBs

01/11/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Poppies for our remembrance display are taking shape nicely https://t.co/1E3yvhDj2C

31/10/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Another great afternoon of sport for the girls. U13 hockey v LPSG Pom Rebecca, a good turn out for Netball Academy and a fun Trampolining club! 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/f4Ce1TjtPs

31/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Mighty Girls club learning about Edith Cavell - old girl - ahead of day. Our discussions are better than our selfies! https://t.co/cJQ6kH9rz6

31/10/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Year 3 games at the field this morning! Loving netball and all hoping this sunshine stays ☀️ a great way to start the day! https://t.co/NTkySXJ80x

31/10/18

Retweeted From BHS Geography

With an ancient woodland on our doorstep, it makes sense to use it as our outdoor classroom today! Food webs, woodland structure, disturbances ✅ https://t.co/TEj9slykUZ

30/10/18

Last night students and their families enjoyed 's guest lecture on how public perception of the Great War has fluctuated over the past 100 years. Thank you for the thought-provoking discussion Dr Madigan https://t.co/a5OwKquHOK

29/10/18

We are looking forward to welcoming guests to school this evening to hear discuss British understandings of WW1. There are a few tickets still available at: https://t.co/RW3sT4UMW8

29/10/18

Retweeted From Elevate

This week we're back at and talking the best foods for exam period with the 6th form, why not to trust influencers for your nutrition advice, and how to include mindfulness in your daily routine.

27/10/18

As part of our celebrations for the Centenary of the end of WW1, the sedum roof on Mycenae Terrace at the Senior School will be transformed into an art installation of acrylic poppies. For more information and to sponsor a poppy, click here: https://t.co/ew2YfbBLe0 https://t.co/PmjZkIoiMK

26/10/18

On 2 November 2018, come to the Blackheath Junior School Gym and learn about the story of Diwali. https://t.co/CU7VOrCpQe https://t.co/BZ3QO7NHUH

25/10/18

From volunteering in Kenya to supporting bank traders, Miss Dickinson (Head of Computer Science) tells us all about herself. https://t.co/NuuFHqyuA4 https://t.co/7Y7WJ0veDk

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.