60 seconds with Mr P Jordan, Head of Physics
Our Head of Physics Mr P Jordan tells us all about his love of teaching, and wanting to inspire our girls for the future.
What is your role? What does your job involve?
To inspire and provide opportunities for the girls to develop their knowledge of models to help them understand theory.
My main role is to teach, devise learning opportunities and analyse what works well, all while promoting enjoyment of Physics!
How long have you worked here? Tell us about your career path.
I have been here just over 12 years. My degree is in Applied Physics and Electronics. I have always taught in London and for 25 of those years I have specialised in Girls' education. I was previously head of science at St Catherine’s and Woolwich Polytechnic before I came to Blackheath High School.
How does your previous experience benefit the school?
25 years working as a specialist in girls education allows me to understand how girls learn and tailor my teaching methods accordingly.
What do you like most about your job?
I like practical work, making physics fun where possible and developing their mathematical skills.
What makes working here at Blackheath High School so rewarding and enjoyable?
The Blackheath High School community is very much an extended family and an extremely friendly working environment. The students and teachers will always say hello or give you a smile when you walk down the corridors.
What has been your biggest achievement at Blackheath High School?
Finding alternative and tailored ways to help individual students understand difficult concepts, and then flourish.
What has been your biggest challenge at Blackheath High School?
Cycling to and from school every day, even in winter, can be a challenge!
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy being with my family, attending church, swimming and going to the gym.