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12/11/19

Today Seniors and Sixth Form we have enjoyed a full day off-timetable with Years 5, 7 & 10 joining forces for a maths workshop, high-paced debating sessions for Year 9, Study Skills workshops for Year 11, and motivational 'Inner Drive' talks for our Sixth Form. https://t.co/g7pXJN8ikD

12/11/19

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Year 5 working hard at the Morning of Maths https://t.co/Sgp9MCBIUy

11/11/19

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Thanks to the GDST family for being there ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/nUmX5Ccxo9

06/11/19

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Happy (belated!) Divali from 6H!🎆 https://t.co/XjHuCgE9Ld

05/11/19

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A very enjoyable first Monday back with year 2&3 netball club https://t.co/Oxq6Dxdjyl

22/10/19

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have had a fabulous creative time in Berlin this half term https://t.co/hB8ltajUCq

22/10/19

Well spotted!

16/10/19

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Make a splash! Juniors https://t.co/zVsQcfyAbg

15/10/19

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Congratulations 5H. Proud winners of the Greenwich Maths Competition! https://t.co/0O16cBPEHI

15/10/19

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It has been a promising morning for the U16 netballers at the Kent County tournament. 2 wins, 2 loses, all to play for 🏐💪 https://t.co/IuCiFjD9ge

14/10/19

Thank you to everyone who has donated uniform so far! https://t.co/rDTAYrOraA

14/10/19

We hope you enjoyed our Open Morning as much as we did! For another chance to see how we are preparing young women for the future, sign up for our ‘School in Action’ open events on 7 & 13 November. https://t.co/AZRo2SQpYI https://t.co/yxHVtQs9ac

10/10/19

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Very excited about today’s Wollstonecraft lecture https://t.co/ba1La7oRgj

09/10/19

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The rain didn’t stop us!!! Look at this amazing finish at Cross Country Club! 🏃🏽‍♀️🌦👏🏼 https://t.co/5U4Xvu5VLK

07/10/19

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hard at work at https://t.co/KtbrXwwzvM

03/10/19

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Florence deep in high level discussion with the head Girl team https://t.co/VoC8bioy1K

02/10/19

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. Thanks you’ve converted us into rugby fans! https://t.co/fCF5gy8KRE

02/10/19

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Did enjoy the tag rugby day . Just a bit! https://t.co/xF6ibNUevj

02/10/19

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Mrs Harris’ early morning fitness club literally going from strength to strength - great work! https://t.co/jRBs3dHjD1

01/10/19

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The junior girls cross country team are lined up ready to race! Beautiful weather for the first round of the ESAA 1st round https://t.co/YYgsFTTdDL

01/10/19

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Great afternoon of Hockey at Crystal Palace today against other schools! Excellent display of determination, bravery and skill! Well done everyone 💪🏼 🏑 https://t.co/4eyozQnOes

27/09/19

On Wednesday 25 September, our very own Tia presented her first show! It'll be aired Saturday 28 Sep at 10.30am on for all who want to watch. Great job Tia! https://t.co/yH7g35ydaq

26/09/19

You're welcome - so glad they enjoyed themselves.

26/09/19

It was a pleasure to host you! https://t.co/oaHh4XF5Rp

26/09/19

We had a wonderful time welcoming girls from and for our languages day today https://t.co/nyBhPMCQ4B

25/09/19

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Fantastic combo from Astonishing numbers relating to https://t.co/l3FZkmJTRx

25/09/19

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Great to see that they’re teaching their students about the importance of environmental responsibility!👍🏼🌊

25/09/19

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The sheer of being 6 years old and your heart out https://t.co/kJL78CkbQ3

25/09/19

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A group of our Year 8 students enjoyed a really inspiring day at the inaugural conference at Imperial College London. They've come back buzzing with ideas and plans. https://t.co/sSLtn9e47J

25/09/19

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Another great session at HIIT club this morning! Well done to everyone who came 👏🏼💪🏼 https://t.co/zCMQLby9ro

24/09/19

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So jealous of Year 10 and 11 right now! https://t.co/gelkjgVoyA

20/09/19

Year 10 and 11 getting their first taste of rowing and building team development on their special day trip to the Royal Albert Docks! https://t.co/CZl5dyxkfq

20/09/19

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

Raft Building, as ever, is such fun! Warning there are lots of wet clothes coming home! https://t.co/MFd4cxHijT

19/09/19

We're impressed, Ms Wood! https://t.co/5V01XxzyGI

18/09/19

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After lunch abseiling https://t.co/pE16nSwLJ4

18/09/19

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And we’re here! https://t.co/DSAAXghR9I

18/09/19

Enjoy your PGL trip, Year 7! https://t.co/DjxGdGLdQX

18/09/19

Such an awe-inspiring view right on our doorstep ❤️ https://t.co/4s0yAXJGQD

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June 14

60 seconds with Mrs J Cornwell, Nursery Nurse

For this issue of '60 seconds with', we catch up with Mrs Cornwell, Nursery Nurse and Forest School leader.

 

Can you tell us about your role at Blackheath High?

I am the Nursery Nurse and the Forest School leader. As Nursery Nurse, I help children in all areas of the Curriculum and write up learning blogs that give information to parents on what their daughters have been doing during their school day. I help children with their social and emotional development, supporting them with writing and number work. I also help the teachers with planning. There is a team of us and we follow a theme or topic and each have input into what goes on in the day.  

Tell us about Forest School.

Forest School is about enabling children to become independent learners and taking risks in the outdoor environment. It is something that I have been extremely passionate about. We take the children outside and explore and enjoy nature. We do activities such as mini beast hunting (catching bugs and looking at them) and making mud pies, which are fun but are also about learning. For example, counting how many sticks we put in the mud pie or using the sticks to measure how tall we are. On one occasion, we watched a bee collecting nectar from a Daffodil which was a topic of conversation for a very long time! We encourage the girls to appreciate nature, to take risks and ask themselves ‘How should we do it next time?’

Children who may not be as loud as others in class come alive when they go outside. They feel safe, all their inhibitions disappear and they want to explore. I have been leading Forest School for 10 years and every session is different. I introduce a topic or activity and the children take it off into a different direction. I feed them ideas but this is their space, their learning.

Through Forest School, we are giving children back the freedom to go and explore. We are there to support them but it’s about independent learning so we stand back until we are invited to be part of that learning. When they invite you to be a part of it, it really is an amazing experience.

What do you like most about your job?

The children. I love working in the nursery and in Early Years. I have a great rapport with them and feel that I understand them. The Early Years Foundation Stage is where it all begins. We build up the confidence of the girls to become the resilient, confident young ladies that they are now.

I have seen quite a few girls go through the school and the older ones still come over and have a chat. It is lovely bumping into them. I know it sounds like a bit of a cliché but we really are one big happy family.

Have you always wanted to work with children?

Yes, I have a real love for little people and their world - they are very interesting! They have got such inquisitive minds and can express themselves in the most delightful way. Everything is about the ‘here and now’, time means nothing to them.

What makes working here at Blackheath High so rewarding and enjoyable?

Being part of a dynamic team. When you have a good leadership team, a fantastic department, great parents and amazing children, it all comes together.

When I first walked through door and had look around Blackheath High, I immediately knew that this was where I wanted to be. The school has a real homely feel. I’ve been here for 18 years now and I love every single minute of my job.

You are obviously very busy working inside school, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love reading. At the moment, I am reading a series of crime mystery books. I also go to church every Sunday and help out quite a lot. I have also recently joined the National Trust and every weekend, I am rediscovering things.

What are you most proud of?

Getting my BA Honours in Early Years - going to my graduation with all my friends and throwing my hat up in the air! 

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