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19/07/18

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you!" was the motto during our annual . Find out mor… https://t.co/y02nZh2KSq

17/07/18

We're moving into our and we cannot wait! Read more: https://t.co/HrVSPdndEj https://t.co/bLiW25HA7H

12/07/18

Congratulations to all of our GCSE and A-Level artists who showcased a fantastic and diverse collection of work at… https://t.co/0fjU5XD1Ce

11/07/18

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Oh my, Cambodia Team2 having some fishy adventures 🐟🐠 https://t.co/o4m5ageAoE

11/07/18

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Great to have Blackheath representing for Greenwich ⁦ https://t.co/HTzD5134PY

11/07/18

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Lake Geneva and the blast of a slightly cooler breeze. It really is beautiful. https://t.co/TQMAXWZAOs

11/07/18

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Our 2 Cambodia teams are in great spirits and ready for new adventures https://t.co/wpMSY5dyxv

11/07/18

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The restoration of the taster instruments begins. The elder one is keen to experiment. Showing intuitive technique… https://t.co/Wef5FfjevS

11/07/18

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Awesome day today. Museum's and gardens to tick History, Art, Geography and Science off today's curriculum list. Su… https://t.co/lcPBkhUIGT

11/07/18

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Fondue night! Delicious. https://t.co/E2j77umjBw

11/07/18

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Arrivè a CERN! More photos later, off to a particle physics lecture first. https://t.co/jlOPkQHMpz

10/07/18

"What a year it has been; packed full of memorable experiences for the girls and wonderful opportunities". Our Head… https://t.co/jqmxy6YAFJ

06/07/18

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GOOD LUCK YEAR 6. We will miss you! https://t.co/VKTXIf2nJV

06/07/18

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Whole school end of term picnic ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/k9LYZXuncg

06/07/18

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Cha-Cha ing our way to the end of term https://t.co/ZrNy7U4h64

06/07/18

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Witty inspiring and entertaining prizegiving speech from Kate today! Brilliant ! https://t.co/dc5RwOAYKL

06/07/18

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Great news, can't wait to see some creations. Lovely for us to see where the cash raised is going, thank you! https://t.co/D4RWsiPRLO

06/07/18

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And she’s off. Bye bye Miss White. Off on the Senior School Cambodia trip today and who knows where… https://t.co/i0ze0uHPZU

06/07/18

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Last PE lesson as Year 3, it has been epic https://t.co/UlHwYvK0F0

06/07/18

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helping me on last day of term with some jobs when Ruby Rose from Reception pops in to play… https://t.co/SL10tfORbB

04/07/18

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of the future! Y6 https://t.co/ymSxHpJnsD

04/07/18

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Y6 rightly proud of their Well done girls! https://t.co/U35GIwacit

03/07/18

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Ah the drums! https://t.co/wZuhyKyiyV

03/07/18

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Let the music commence! https://t.co/6dqFi0dGKz

03/07/18

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Love this! Gracie just about to overtake https://t.co/OJPKQQNgRk

03/07/18

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All is ready for Prize-giving ... tissues at the ready parents? https://t.co/71Z4ibSsmG

03/07/18

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What a fab pic! https://t.co/JIfwYtQ5l3

02/07/18

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We’re here and we’ve made a base on Murray mount for the game and then we’re heading to court 1 to wa… https://t.co/6BbTfJZ2Rx

02/07/18

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Girls enjoying watching Serena Williams play! https://t.co/95JvozaTJ0

02/07/18

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Amazing advice for our year 10 and 12 student at our Bright Horizons event- studying in the UK, EU, US, apprentices… https://t.co/277jyhgb7h

02/07/18

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Great start to our Bright Horizons event - networking breakfast with year 10 - lovely to welcome so… https://t.co/z0w3uxDaPf

02/07/18

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Huge thanks to our fabulous team for a brilliant Sixth Form Ball -… https://t.co/4F22PTAie7

01/07/18

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A very big THANK YOU from all of us! You’re all amazing & have truly… https://t.co/pBzvE4z4fq

01/07/18

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More including Florence - there to support https://t.co/3G9qdshkmu

01/07/18

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A lot of girls and mums running in today 👏👏👏👏😎😎🏃‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏿‍♀️ https://t.co/NkQefc4Hje

01/07/18

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Great day at https://t.co/kG952cFcvm

01/07/18

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We did it! https://t.co/cPBgyFodav

01/07/18

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Proud parents and our stunning class of 2018 -very proud of them all 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/QomdPR0NKR

01/07/18

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The Mini’s Yr 6 Leavers Party....watching 48 eleven yr olds belt out ‘This is Me’ word perfect was special. It’s th… https://t.co/pgAa1MtmCr

01/07/18

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glorious camp night https://t.co/PUkRnKdBgb

Latest news

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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