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26/03/19

Yesterday, The French Department took two students (Valerie and Zoë) to the regional final of the MFL Spelling Bee. They did fantastically well and performed brilliantly under pressure. Congratulations girls! https://t.co/3VzOkQvqYN

25/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Junior School Council made the Florence lunchtime walking rota happen. Top work Ceri- risk assessment and rota in place! And a squirrel did appear... 🐿 https://t.co/1VAdFFzc6R

25/03/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Watch girls from around the UK & Wales performing at for our Young Choir of the Year 2019. https://t.co/Bpes5UNras

25/03/19

Retweeted From Judy Mitchem

Watch out for Blackheath High ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/llnbcEejLv

22/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Could not be more proud of these girls 👏👏👏 https://t.co/1VQwOs4bKA

20/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Only https://t.co/E7py150P2l

20/03/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Loved watching year 10 at work in our beautiful art studios yesterday https://t.co/eAFGC2PyYZ

19/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

girls here https://t.co/p7BwGxeI1R

18/03/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U14 netballers performed brilliantly to come 2nd in the Greenwich Schools tournament this afternoon. Misa was awarded Player if the Tournament out of the players there which is a fantastic accomplishment 👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/Bkz4zLhGyv

18/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

popped in for lunch with Reception today. Guesses on our Head’s age ranged from 17 to 88. And they all liked her necklace 🤣🤣 https://t.co/JDMzIQFDp2

18/03/19

Retweeted From BHS Junior English

enjoying the conference https://t.co/40AG3xdfCW

18/03/19

Enjoy the conference girls - such a wonderful opportunity. https://t.co/5TDA9ooxXC

15/03/19

To mark the end of a successful , Freya in yr 13 writes brilliantly about how Science and Art complement each other, and how they can be empowering. https://t.co/OumUzj5uws https://t.co/lr1V6diAV9

15/03/19

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Happy Red Nose Day from https://t.co/0dl6ar7k1p

14/03/19

Retweeted From Blackheath Science

Lots of exciting and explosive science action here for Blackheath High School's STEAM Week 2019 and British Science Week - here's some elephant's toothpaste. The ceiling is safe (this time!) https://t.co/9rtzn2b23F

14/03/19

Retweeted From Blackheath Science

Great teamwork as our Year 11 forensic scientists investigate the clues. Who stole the mock exam papers and exactly what happened here? https://t.co/fAxoSbiKrI

13/03/19

To show that our girls are still in awe of their new school, a bunch of our Yr 9s used their creativity to take these incredible photographs. https://t.co/WgsqNXjM1w https://t.co/EL4t3lD3VF

12/03/19

Tasty Science! Our British Science Week Science Club kicked off by making vanilla and strawberry ice cream. https://t.co/tOMI385vRr

12/03/19

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

A fabulous second half featured Phantom of the Opera read in original French & sung to Lloyd-Webber's music, talks & performances from Wuthering Heights, galvinism, Frankenstein & Dracula and a wonderful animated film. https://t.co/RwL8cwVoJR

12/03/19

"Two things are for certain: education does not exist in a vacuum and social media is here to stay." https://t.co/O9NGQT9Fq5 Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson, head at , writing for the .

12/03/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

"Two things are for certain: education does not exist in a vacuum and social media is here to stay." https://t.co/LxqExNtkAa Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson, head at , writing for the .

12/03/19

Retweeted From DominiqueUnsworthBEM

Am excited to be on the panel for tomorrow - and I just spotted this ad for my old school... I was REALLY lucky to attend an school and this advert tells you a lot about why I grew into the woman I am. https://t.co/ruwv3pJWOX

12/03/19

❤️ Thank you for sharing

12/03/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Curiosities and mysteries abound so far at Gothic Evening tonight https://t.co/26zZwabZSQ

11/03/19

This week is and to celebrate technology our Head, talks to about her vision to teach online safety, prepare students for the future & harness social media as a tool to make the world a better place https://t.co/arVRNKFqmO

08/03/19

Retweeted From The Feminist Library

We were very excited to be invited to do a talk today to girls & to receive a very warm welcome & to find that there was loads more going on 4 as well as on more generally 😍😍 https://t.co/60rP97RM0a

08/03/19

To celebrate , we held a selection of events throughout the week that included a screening of 'He named me Malala', a talk about The Feminist Library and a lecture by Magda Oldziejewska. https://t.co/4GyjXG4WPW

08/03/19

Looking forward to hosting and for a talk and guest exhibition on the life and work of Mary https://t.co/TGVitGtpzc

08/03/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Where girls learn without limits. Lois, received an Olivier Award for a West End production of School of Rock, student of https://t.co/g1H7hJnRt0 https://t.co/VUlzFeDJUz

07/03/19

Today we welcomed a plethora of special guests from Millicent Fawcett & Emmeline Pankhurst, to Margaret Atwood's Offred. Even Cruella de Vil and her 101 Dalmatians couldn't keep away Happy everyone! https://t.co/sJYZkMuUTJ

07/03/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Great standard of play at the rally today - doing an awesome job on the table! https://t.co/kWHvwMni37

07/03/19

Looking and full of Blackheath High Magic 🧙‍♀️ https://t.co/OHvUX5WwS1

07/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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07/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Great to see one of our students in the today https://t.co/TIq0nBWom3

06/03/19

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

It's a great here tonight. What variety! What quality! https://t.co/0cBXUwgFlf

06/03/19

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Y6 finished their biology topic ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ today by constructing the helical structure of DNA using edible substances. I wish my Science lessons had been like this! https://t.co/bZcVJAmZAJ

06/03/19

Thank you both so much for your time!

06/03/19

We are feeling positively inspired after our Women in Leadership conference yesterday, thank you to , , , (to name a few) for spending the day sharing your experience with us https://t.co/Z3mfJJLTpG

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March 14

60 Seconds with Mrs S Daly, Assistant Head and Head of Key Stage 2

Our Assistant head of the Junior School Mrs Daly tells us all about herself, and how every day is different at Blackheath High Junior School.

What is your job title? 

Assistant Head at Blackheath High Juniors

Tell us about yourself. What is your role? What does your job involve?

I am a Form Tutor for Year 5.  I teach lesson in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. My other roles are as Head of Key stage 2 and I lead on the PSHEE curriculum for the Junior School.

How long have you worked here?

I have been teaching at Blackheath High Juniors for 15 years. My daughter attended the school for four years before I joined the school in September 2004. At that time I was responsible for Science at Juniors.

Tell us about your career path.

I left school having completed A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Statistics and Maths and went to train at Welwyn Garden City and St Albans City Hospital to be a nurse. My ambition was to complete my Nursing training then specialise in midwifery with the aim being to work in the community. Unfortunately I suffered a slipped disc whilst on duty in my second year. After a difficult six months in hospital I did return to my training on a paediatric ward, but I was unable to complete my course due to the injury. After that I had to re-think and took on many different and temporary jobs. I applied to Avery Hill for teacher training in 1986 and I have never looked back.

How does your previous experience benefit the school?

Both my parents were teachers, with my father moving on to engineering later in his career. He also worked for the CBI for many years, which meant a lot of conversations around the dinner table relating, in one way or another, to the importance and provision of good educational opportunities for young people. Their passion for education I know has had an impact on me.

What do you like most about your job? What makes working here at Blackheath High School so rewarding and enjoyable?

It is true to say that every day is different at Blackheath, as a teacher you focus on what experience you can provide for the girls you teach that day. I know that I am very fortunate to be working in a school that is vibrant and where everyone is valued. Our school is always busy and it is great to be a member of the GDST community that puts the girls at the heart of every decision made.

What has been your biggest achievement at Blackheath High School?

I have enjoyed many career opportunities since working for the GDST at Blackheath, all of which have empowered me in my role now as Assistant Head. Currently, I am very pleased with the work we are doing in embedding pupil voice in the school, in particular by raising the profile of the School Council. This year for the first time the School Council have played a pivotal role in collecting and collating ideas from every class, to making decisions on which projects to focus on, to presenting budget bids for exciting new equipment and experiences for the school. These have ranged from ‘potion pots’ for the Nursery’s Forest School to planters in the playground and to an activity at the Field to challenge the bravery of our KS2 pupils. The girls have all their ideas and the progress made for each project on an exciting display board leading to the gym, so please do take time to have a look next time you are visiting.

What has been your biggest challenge at Blackheath High School?

Finding the right balance between awareness and knowledge of new educational initiatives and making professional judgements based on what we think as a school would enhance and improve the learning experiences and life chance for our girls.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

When I get time I love to garden, cook and follow football, but most of all I love walking along a beach whatever the weather.

Tell us something surprising about yourself

When I was at college I was in a band called GMT and I played electric guitar.  

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