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14/05/21

A huge congratulations to all our performers to have just completed their examinations. You were all sensational! ✨ Here is a snippet from one of our star-studded performances. https://t.co/dRzzHANiaH

14/05/21

Great teamwork, good luck girls! 💃👏 https://t.co/jTMP6tGOI6

14/05/21

As part of the Junior School celebration of famous women artists, Year 5 have used Frida Kahlo as their inspiration to draw self-portraits with backgrounds that reflect their wider interests. Great idea! 🎨 https://t.co/86ywEnjvOx

13/05/21

The Year 2 girls worked in partners to sequence the daily events in the life of our longest serving monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. They also learnt some very interesting facts. Nice work girls! 👍 https://t.co/FBpoH9Yr8O

13/05/21

Our Future of Education session ends with "Really excited about the future of education". Thank you for all who attended and to our expert speakers.

13/05/21

Retweeted From Blackheath High School GDST

"Teachers are amazing. They have taken us through an education crisis." "I couldn't be more proud of our teachers and their dedication to young people and wanting the best for them".

13/05/21

Retweeted From Blackheath High School GDST

"There has been an opportunity to embrace technology in education that we have never had before"

13/05/21

"This is a huge opportunity to review our exam structures going forwards"

13/05/21

"Teachers are amazing. They have taken us through an education crisis." "I couldn't be more proud of our teachers and their dedication to young people and wanting the best for them".

13/05/21

"There has been an opportunity to embrace technology in education that we have never had before"

13/05/21

Delighted to kick-start our live panel on the "Future of Education post Covid-19". Our Head, Mrs Chandler-Thopmson "We must take this opportunity to reflect on the challenges we faced during the pandemic and take forward opportunities" https://t.co/EBi5zIHjDd

13/05/21

Not long now until our Future in Education online event, an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and opportunities for education prompted by the pandemic. Hosted by our Head & experts & https://t.co/zXPh3L9u9I

13/05/21

Incredible! https://t.co/sTitq6HuFP

12/05/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

So proud of this. 🙏👏🏾👏🏼👏 https://t.co/Tkzh2B8xai

12/05/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Astonishingly generous response from Junior families for mufti day in aid of the Indian Relief fund. Part of our celebrations this week. https://t.co/I2lk2TCZ6w

12/05/21

As a school we are committed to celebrating our diverse school community, so today in celebration of Eid and to raise funds for the Indian Relief Fund, our Junior School is having a school Mufti Day. https://t.co/0oblZwGMP8

11/05/21

Well done to all the students who took part in the UKMT Mathematics Challenges. 👏 Click here to find out more about our highest achieving Maths challengers: https://t.co/SaJS4TBbfI https://t.co/wEyQp75E9M

11/05/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

NOW AVAILABLE... full recording 📹of most recent on 'Managing the Transition from Primary to Secondary School'. 🏫 https://t.co/oAKALCeA7e

11/05/21

In February, the commissioned a song and Junior girls gave ideas for lyrics. Lin Marsh took the lines and created this song, to represent how the girls felt coming out of a second lockdown You can watch the full video here: https://t.co/3W1Y3V8wGs https://t.co/TqJkqBvG0W

10/05/21

Following fieldwork in the school grounds and research into local geographical issues, the Year 12s have embraced their local Geography and embarked on their Independent Investigations over the Easter holidays. Find out more here: https://t.co/tX0mKOPWGG https://t.co/9l54jGBVCS

10/05/21

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Great assembly this morning from about how we’ve been listening as a school and how we’re planning to make sure everyone feels included in our community.

10/05/21

We're very excited that our Eco Club have announced their planned activities for the term, including taking part in ! Click here to find out more: https://t.co/UPIGZOvGS5 https://t.co/OAz8Rsszh3

08/05/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Loving Year 3’s artwork for next week’s exhibition https://t.co/wanjd0BK70

08/05/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

year 1 getting . Perfect Friday afternoon 😎 https://t.co/Aek6cfOWhM

07/05/21

Sixth Form took part in a day of team-building events, where they had to work together to solve problems that would be completely impossible to solve alone. The Year 12s beat the 13s by a two point lead to be the victors, well done girls! 👍 https://t.co/GSfzlHBLZb

07/05/21

Wow! 👏 https://t.co/42UlEsBNZl

07/05/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

The full recording of last week's 'Helping Your Daughter to Navigate Friendships'. 📽️ https://t.co/IFfovbYbYv

06/05/21

We loved having the Year 5 girls come to our CSI Day at the Senior School. Great detectives in the making! https://t.co/4ZDTokiy25

06/05/21

A huge thank you to for their kind donation of books addressing and celebrating diversity. 📚 We've made them available in the Juniors Library for staff to use as teaching resources and for our pupils to access independently. https://t.co/Wi6LAYM8CW

06/05/21

Well done our super scientists! 👏 https://t.co/lgMhHZ7k5I

05/05/21

In Art, Year 2 showed some great teamwork by gently drawing around each others' hands and decorating the drawings using paints. 🎨 https://t.co/LKMx4NmUH8

04/05/21

A lovely little snippet of rabbits Year 7 had fun learning about on Trips Day last week. Adorable! 🐇 https://t.co/bjk3R5uD10

04/05/21

Year 2 showed their creativity in Maths by painting cakes! They divided their cakes into equal parts to aid the girls' understanding of unit and non-unit fractions. Wonderful work! 🍰 https://t.co/6tVfji2K5U

03/05/21

Year 11 took a break from mini assessments last week with some great martial arts and street awareness training. Wow! 🥋 https://t.co/BCwFOo2BdQ

30/04/21

Year 8 are finding their competitive streak today in the 'Me, Myself and Challenges' workshop for Trips Day. The girls are enjoying an exciting time based around the following skills; self-awareness, awareness of others, awareness of surroundings and personal empowerment. https://t.co/JmLeQpcTO1

30/04/21

Such a great opportunity! https://t.co/WzBb8sltT4

29/04/21

This week, the girls enjoyed the first of four workshops with . Here are the girls with Sophie and Dan from the ensemble, guiding the girls through composition using graphic scores, inspired by Five Postcards for violin and viola by . https://t.co/6gVGAV5mNb

29/04/21

👏👏 https://t.co/jNsnOhDl9G

28/04/21

In PE, Year 2 had a great time focusing on ball skills, using the monkey bars and the climbing frame. On a lovely day too! ☀️ https://t.co/zTKRX4I8yq

28/04/21

There is still time to sign up to the next Talk on Thursday. This week, Founder & CEO of award-winning Andrew Hampton will talk about 'Helping Your Daughter to Navigate Friendships' on 29 April at 6pm via Zoom. https://t.co/zJw8d6arxS

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July 12

Spotlight on PSHEE

This week, we speak to Mrs C Maddison, Deputy Head (Pastoral) about the subject at Blackheath High School.

What is PSHEE?

PSHEE is Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and every student takes this non-examined course throughout the school. In the Senior School, the course is run mainly by Heads of Year, along with other specialist staff and outside speakers.

How is PSHEE taught at Blackheath High?

The lessons take place once each fortnight, apart from Year 9 where there are three PSHEE days each academic year.

What is covered in PSHEE?

The programme changes each year as it is responsive to requests from students and social changes but typical topics covered include Personal Safety; Sex and Relationships Education; Body Image; Fundamental British Values, including a very exciting Politics Day in Year 9, organised by the Politics Department (with very feisty debates!).

We also cover community issues such as fundraising for charity including Year 8 who are involved with the Nasio Trust (raising funds for a school in Kenya) and Year 10 who organise an annual Senior Citizens’ Tea Party. The Head Girl Team are also involved with the new Marie Curie charity shop that is opening in Blackheath Village next term, collecting classy clothes so that the shop can compete with the other charity shops in the village. These are good community minded activities that encourage the girls to look outside of themselves. They also learn a lot from them.

What is unique about PHSEE at Blackheath High?

We are very responsive to girls and the topics they want to cover (within the remit of the PHSEE Curriculum). For example, Year 11 gave us feedback that they were doing too much on careers and not enough on gender identity so we brought someone in to talk to them about gender. We respond to the girls and include topics that they are concerned about. In a bigger school, that would not necessarily be the case.

Why is PHSEE important?

PHSEE is about teaching the girls life skills and filling in the gaps in the curriculum from how to open a bank account, preparing for university (such as how to write a brilliant UCAS Personal Statement), to sex and relationships. Following the recent terrorist attacks, we talked to the girls about how to keep themselves safe on school trips.  

It is all age appropriate and although we have a curriculum that we can follow as part of the PHSEE Association, we try to cover what is relevant to the girls. 

 

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