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16/11/19

Retweeted From RebeccaE GardenDesign

Thanks for a fizzing, popping evening Great crowd and delicious munchies! 🙌 (photo taken by Meltem of year 7) https://t.co/VZnpaJjqvT

16/11/19

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

Huge thanks to everyone who braved the showers and came along to the first Fireworks Night, especially all the fantastic helpers. Lots of great feedback so hopefully a regular addition to the calendar 👍 🎆 Keep an eye out for Christmas stuff, coming soon!

15/11/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Thank you 5B for sharing your hopes and dreams in assembly this morning ⁦ https://t.co/MgnkNaz22i

15/11/19

Retweeted From NottinghamGirlsHigh

A connection is one that lasts for life. Earlier this year from & met up to celebrate 's "exquisitely beautiful" choral work, Beati Quorum Via (Homage to Stanford). We love that you continue to support each other 💞 So special! https://t.co/wVnBQ8zwOF

15/11/19

Retweeted From Adam M Greenwood

Loved having a tour of this morning. What a stunning school! Thanks for having me over! https://t.co/RLBpjoO7dY

15/11/19

We are pleased to see our initiative, which since 2011 has provided funding for 200 students from local schools to study GCSE Astronomy at the Royal Observatory, featured in this ISC report (pg.9) https://t.co/cIBeMcq7yb

14/11/19

Retweeted From Cath Day

Great morning at the Lloyds’ Women Of The Future event. Good to see the GDST students from Blackheath High School here plus other GDST students. Excellent networking, folks! https://t.co/l4sVJU9UV0

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

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

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

11/11/19

Retweeted From Judy Mitchem

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

06/11/19

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

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

05/11/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

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

22/10/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

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

22/10/19

Well spotted!

16/10/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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

15/10/19

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

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

15/10/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

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

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

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

09/10/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

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

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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

02/10/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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

02/10/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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

02/10/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

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

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

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

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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

25/09/19

Retweeted From _CleanSea

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

25/09/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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

25/09/19

Retweeted From Blackheath Science

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

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

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

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March 21

60 seconds with Mrs C Chandler-Thompson

She started as a History teacher and PE coach, has planned typhoon evacuations and wants to make a positive difference to the lives of Blackheath High School students and their families. Find out more about our Head, Mrs Chandler-Thompson. 

Tell us about your role at Blackheath High School. 

What doesn’t it involve would probably give a shorter answer! A typical day might include some of the following: teaching a Global Perspectives lesson; delivering a speech to prospective parents; writing an article for the local press; meeting with a furniture supplier to discuss the new build; giving out certificates and stars at Juniors; meeting with neighbours about parking issues; planning the curriculum for the next academic year; interviewing Year 10 students about their plans for Sixth Form; making a five-year plan for maintenance of the school estate. Being a headteacher is never dull! 

Tell us about your career path. 

I arrived at Blackheath in 2014; the last four years have gone past in a flash! I started my teaching career in North London as a History teacher and PE coach. I taught at two North London independent day schools: Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls and North London Collegiate School (where I was Head of History and Politics). I then went slightly off-piste and was part of a start-up team founding a brand new co-educational boarding school on a small island off South Korea, called Jeju. I was Head of the Girls’ School there for three years. 

How does your previous experience benefit the school? 

I am incredibly lucky. All the schools I have worked in have been absolutely fantastic, although different, in their own way. From Korea I bring a broader sense of perspective; there I was planning typhoon evacuations and nuclear bomb threat alerts; that makes snow days less scary as a Headteacher! It also taught me that students are capable of more than we think. In Jeju, Korean native speakers learnt their entire curriculum in English and excelled; they did things they never thought they could. I think that is a brilliantly empowering thought that underpins my approach at Blackheath High School. In the North London schools, I really enjoyed the culture of aspiration and positivity; there was a real ‘why not’, ‘can do’ approach. Again, that’s something I hope I bring to all we do here at Blackheath High School. 

What do you enjoy most about your job? 

Every day, I wake up in the morning and go into work knowing that what I do can make a positive difference to hundreds of students’ and families’ lives. That gives it real meaning when things get a little bit challenging! 

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

It is a cliché, but the students. I love that Blackheath High School embraces the quirky and the individual. Staff and students value diversity, they love and are proud of their community and there is a real sense of possibility here. I also love the way that staff and students are questioners; they don’t just accept the status quo; our brilliant Feminist Society is a great example of that. 

What has been your biggest achievement at Blackheath High School? 

As a Headteacher, you achieve nothing on your own, everything is a team achievement. I will be particularly proud of seeing the re-development through to its final conclusion though, as it has been a huge and exciting challenge for the school. 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? 

In term time, I like walking - it is good for the brain. I walk to school from Woolwich and I venture out into Kent at the weekends. I have been known to break into a run if the occasion demands it. 

In the holidays, I travel whenever and wherever I can. Asia is my favourite destination, particularly the Philippines and Indonesia. I like to scuba dive or ski (although obviously not much skiing in SE Asia!). 

Tell us something surprising about yourself.  

I played rugby for a while at university, as a break from lacrosse. I was a hooker; I think that is pretty surprising! 

 

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