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23/07/21

We encourage our girls to be daring. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/YTGst4ceY2 https://t.co/YMiokFgNFP

21/07/21

The results are in for the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge. A huge well done to all girls who were involved. You can see the results and read more about the challenge here: https://t.co/dARzMxjGiT https://t.co/c0acyiVbUG

16/07/21

We encourage our girls to be daring. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/4IO39haZMC https://t.co/o1vJsqHkXb

14/07/21

As part of the topic of inheritance in Science over the Summer term, Year 8 learnt all about the workings of DNA by making delicious jelly models. https://t.co/E9occmRyJ4 https://t.co/xI4QsGJMg7

09/07/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

What a fab best MCB they are! 😍 https://t.co/LNizGKH8Tz

09/07/21

Retweeted From Ruth Coles

The piano music of a Year 3 pupil who just performed to her class. I asked why she added a multiplication fact. She said it was because the music was too plain. I like it. Might add a few times tables to my music in future https://t.co/YUlWmULzDA

09/07/21

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Last day of term = great day for a ice-cream! 🍦 ☀️ 😃 https://t.co/VAIPXcFmCq

09/07/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Such a great turn out from our students who grasped the opportunity to be coached by a Superleague star. Thanks for providing so many of our students with a memory they will never forget! https://t.co/zaUgv6aAqo

08/07/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Need to read this. https://t.co/Mz17xBKIBB

08/07/21

Retweeted From Catherine Maddison 😷💙

Love my colleagues 🥰🥰🥰 https://t.co/J71bcarUjc

08/07/21

Retweeted From Independent School Management Plus

‘Introverts thrived learning online, now let’s make sure they do so in school’ 's Carol Chandler-Thompson explains how schools can better cater for the needs of quieter pupils >> https://t.co/kFwqIXRPWW https://t.co/t5B1t9sVDm

08/07/21

Retweeted From International School Magazine

‘Introverts thrived learning online, now let’s make sure they do so in school’ 's Carol Chandler-Thompson explains how schools can better cater for the needs of quieter pupils >> https://t.co/W61bO4Mfwk https://t.co/jnggc6toDV

08/07/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Loveliest card from E in Yr6 . I’m not crying…😍🥰 https://t.co/Hn82qoMZBK

08/07/21

Retweeted From BHS Junior English

An amazing collaboration led by my very talented colleague https://t.co/KczYLEGQAe

08/07/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Our Sport Scholars have worked so hard with this afternoon. What an opportunity to work with such an incredible role model and hear all about her journey to elite level netball! 💪 https://t.co/wXhVGYArb0

08/07/21

Retweeted From Ruth Coles

So here it is. I’m not crying, you’re crying. what a wonderful community of which to be part. Let’s share this far and wide… https://t.co/z4JpvGcjDr

08/07/21

Across 14 GDST schools, the girls came together to perform the original song 'Into the Light' by Lin Marsh and we are so pleased to be able to share the incredible full performance with you. Click here to watch the full video: https://t.co/SuHQpRlWWd https://t.co/RslFn5xei3

08/07/21

As part of their exploration of plant tissues this week, Year 10 students had a great time trying out an eyepiece graticule and stage micrometer for the first time. Fascinating results! https://t.co/27L1bk8fW4

07/07/21

Well done to awesome Year 8 for their Oscar-worthy performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. So proud! 👏🎭 https://t.co/yXr4W1r1kQ

07/07/21

Year 10x did a great job yesterday in learning how to properly stitch. Well done girls! 👏 https://t.co/kUnVSE8azG

06/07/21

'If you see us in the playground, make sure you give us a big wave!' Our girls did a wonderful job putting together this video to show Year 1 what life is like when they join Year 2. Here's a little snippet from the full video on Firefly. https://t.co/GFkpLv1BTt

06/07/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

More 200m results, the teams are smashing it. Yr 8 Amelie came in 3rd in her final and Yr 9 Hannah managed 2nd in her final. Congrats! 🎉 https://t.co/7jRSDs1yTU

05/07/21

In the last Eco Club of the term, Year 7 did some pond-dipping and found some little toads, newts, some aquatic worms and a few more insects. https://t.co/Nmud0LjaUx

02/07/21

Year 8 and 9 have been doing family history projects in History over the last few weeks, so we wanted to share this photo of Issy, Year 8 wearing her great grandfather’s air raid warden helmet! https://t.co/1KZPS5axLV

02/07/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Ruth Coles, Head of Junior Music, interviewed in . She talks about the amazing collaborations between schools & why we need more female composers https://t.co/mwE5xor2wF

01/07/21

We are so excited for Leila who recently made a pea and ham risotto in the Full Time Meals series with and . You can see a snippet below. You can view the assembly about the work of Marcus Rashford for low-income communities on Firefly. https://t.co/yUKLv5gG9J

01/07/21

Retweeted From Marie-Clare Bonnar

Sports day fun! 🏃🏼‍♀️ https://t.co/Ho28kPm2Q1

30/06/21

Year 12 student Priya tells us all about her experience doing virtual work experience with Springpod and how it's helped her find what she wants to do in the future. Click here to read her blog: https://t.co/D8aJgJdUpq https://t.co/szFhCP0fNt

29/06/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Amazing attitudes from our yr 7 fitness superstars. Last cards session and they SMASHED it!! ♣️♦️♠️♥️ https://t.co/Xps9niauSs

29/06/21

Our Head shares her views on learnings from lockdown and how we can help all students thrive in https://t.co/1ttUQlwWiI

29/06/21

Retweeted From International School Magazine

‘Introverts thrived learning online, now let’s make sure they do so in school’ 's Carol Chandler-Thompson explains how schools can better cater for the needs of quieter pupils >> https://t.co/W61bO4Mfwk https://t.co/8ihgsPBMEI

29/06/21

Year 2 showed great cooperation in Maths last week while investigating mass using balance scales. Great work girls! ⚖️ https://t.co/n2yfHaL3wc

29/06/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Our committed year 8’s have made lots of progress in volleyball this term. Has been great to see some exciting rallies this afternoon! 🏐 https://t.co/GIJ6Gvxc1i

29/06/21

Well done to Year 9 for creating brilliant DVD cover designs of Shakespeare's most tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet. https://t.co/SHzAxWbe1t

28/06/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

What a day!!! Track & Field Cup Athletics for the Athletics squad. Some brilliant performances, pbs, grit and determination and a lot of smiles! These girls 🙌 https://t.co/Rh3Th6XlQo

25/06/21

Retweeted From BHS Junior English

Year 5 enjoyed a brilliant Macbeth Masterclass with Head of English, Ms Chandler from Seniors https://t.co/OFsXAEJvCH

24/06/21

Thank you to all our amazing teachers 💙 https://t.co/uZEXXtC9cX

24/06/21

We couldn't agree more 👏👏👏 https://t.co/st0NH7i5kI

24/06/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

*Fantastic new position at !* The School Registrar is a key position in the school, playing a lead role in recruiting students at all points of entry in the Senior School. Closing date: 1st July 2021, at 12 noon APPLY NOW —https://t.co/wxrwI6VyjP

24/06/21

Retweeted From Music Teacher

It's publication day! 🥁🎉Our July issue is out now, packed full with content to inspire your teaching practice. This month features , , , , and so much more. Subscribe now: https://t.co/v3Xj7UTawG https://t.co/nm6VXJz88b

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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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