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16/08/18

You're right - fantastic results are worth celebrating but the friendships our students build will last a lifetime.

16/08/18

It’s been an emotional day so far at school, and to celebrate students’ straight A’s, our Head is… https://t.co/L462h1pxY2

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Students, teachers and parents have been celebrating this morning with brilliant results across the board at Blackh… https://t.co/qmHvHo7VZs

16/08/18

Serafina will be studying at after achieving 3 x A’s in Design, Textiles and Religious Studies. W… https://t.co/2ZrzfJZBcO

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16/08/18

It’s been a long summer for our A-Level students but is finally here. Stay tuned and celebrat… https://t.co/WQzuSHlLcY

16/08/18

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We’re looking forward to seeing year 13 at 9am this morning in the theatre for your - lots of your t… https://t.co/RHWIW14m7Q

15/08/18

Good luck to all students picking up their A-Level results tomorrow, and a huge well done for all of your hard work

15/08/18

Not long until we get they keys to our incredible new school at Seniors and we're all feeling pretty excited... https://t.co/uVmYDahRzy

15/08/18

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Exciting classroom and heating transformations nearing completion at Juniors https://t.co/7wlZNVRJXB

14/08/18

From exploring Etaples market, undertaking a trail in Boulogne to ice creams on the beach, Krishna and Isobel tell… https://t.co/PHVXnzvflb

09/08/18

Well done to Year 2 who took part in an Architect workshop, building structures from sticks and elastic bands. Read… https://t.co/SDjzuwMXcw

07/08/18

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02/08/18

Year 8 learned about deafness and how sign language can be integrated into the Maths curriculum. Read more:… https://t.co/YqwIkPJzjT

31/07/18

We're putting into Motion to get our students interested in Maths and its links with Science and Engineering… https://t.co/fOHBXvqzSS

26/07/18

Reception headed up Shooters Hill for an exciting trip to . Read more: https://t.co/Ix1aYR0voh https://t.co/JH2CMhkcxE

24/07/18

Today has been an exciting day on the site as we watched the first panel of the historic Datchelor gla… https://t.co/zmF5Cif8Z4

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24/07/18

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Unforgettable experiences for our 2 Cambodia/Laos teams since the end of term . Very… https://t.co/GVADYi3VYY

24/07/18

Ably led by our Forest School leader, Nursery enjoyed their first trip to park. Read more:… https://t.co/gPDorKFgaI

23/07/18

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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

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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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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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11/07/18

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11/07/18

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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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06/07/18

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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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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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May 23

60 seconds with Mr T Masters, Head of Design

From apprentice draughtsman to Head of Design, Mr T Masters tells us all.

Tell us about yourself.

I am in my third year at Blackheath High School. I teach Design Technology at Junior School, teaching design and critical thinking to Year 6. For the last two years, I have also been Head of Design at Senior School and teach design to Years 7-13. 

At 16, I became an apprentice draughtsman at a Civil Engineering firm in Kent (in the days before computers!). After four years of training (including one day a week 9am to 9pm day release college), I went to study architecture for seven years. After working in London for a couple of years, I decided to take a PGCE in Design Technology at Goldsmiths' College. That was 22 years ago and now I am here.

What do you like most about your job?

Seeing students begin to understand the essence of the design process and how it can be interpreted. I literally saw a Year 10 student's eyes widen in realisation last week. Now she is unstoppable, determined to work on the difficult, technical, mathematical problem that she has set herself - the sky is the limit for her now.

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

The support of parents and the desire of students.

What has been your biggest achievement at Blackheath High School?

Getting the job in the first place was a great moment. I have worked in some tough schools and every day I remember how lucky I am to be working in such an aspiring and diverse south london school.

What has been your biggest challenge at Blackheath High School?

It is a busy school and keeping up with planning, teaching, marking and meetings to the best of my ability is a challenge in itself. 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Skiing, going to concerts (I still call them gigs), motorcycling, socialising, drawing, designing, being with my family. 

Tell me something surprising about yourself.

I have been to 44 countries, driven across America three times and visited 40 different states there. I am planning a solo road trip to see Frank Lloyd Wright buildings (hopefully in a big V8) next year.

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