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12/11/19

Today Seniors and Sixth Form we have enjoyed a full day off-timetable with Years 5, 7 & 10 joining forces for a maths workshop, high-paced debating sessions for Year 9, Study Skills workshops for Year 11, and motivational 'Inner Drive' talks for our Sixth Form. https://t.co/g7pXJN8ikD

12/11/19

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Year 5 working hard at the Morning of Maths https://t.co/Sgp9MCBIUy

11/11/19

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Thanks to the GDST family for being there ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/nUmX5Ccxo9

06/11/19

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Happy (belated!) Divali from 6H!🎆 https://t.co/XjHuCgE9Ld

05/11/19

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A very enjoyable first Monday back with year 2&3 netball club https://t.co/Oxq6Dxdjyl

22/10/19

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have had a fabulous creative time in Berlin this half term https://t.co/hB8ltajUCq

22/10/19

Well spotted!

16/10/19

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Make a splash! Juniors https://t.co/zVsQcfyAbg

15/10/19

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Congratulations 5H. Proud winners of the Greenwich Maths Competition! https://t.co/0O16cBPEHI

15/10/19

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It has been a promising morning for the U16 netballers at the Kent County tournament. 2 wins, 2 loses, all to play for 🏐💪 https://t.co/IuCiFjD9ge

14/10/19

Thank you to everyone who has donated uniform so far! https://t.co/rDTAYrOraA

14/10/19

We hope you enjoyed our Open Morning as much as we did! For another chance to see how we are preparing young women for the future, sign up for our ‘School in Action’ open events on 7 & 13 November. https://t.co/AZRo2SQpYI https://t.co/yxHVtQs9ac

10/10/19

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Very excited about today’s Wollstonecraft lecture https://t.co/ba1La7oRgj

09/10/19

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The rain didn’t stop us!!! Look at this amazing finish at Cross Country Club! 🏃🏽‍♀️🌦👏🏼 https://t.co/5U4Xvu5VLK

07/10/19

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hard at work at https://t.co/KtbrXwwzvM

03/10/19

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Florence deep in high level discussion with the head Girl team https://t.co/VoC8bioy1K

02/10/19

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. Thanks you’ve converted us into rugby fans! https://t.co/fCF5gy8KRE

02/10/19

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Did enjoy the tag rugby day . Just a bit! https://t.co/xF6ibNUevj

02/10/19

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Mrs Harris’ early morning fitness club literally going from strength to strength - great work! https://t.co/jRBs3dHjD1

01/10/19

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The junior girls cross country team are lined up ready to race! Beautiful weather for the first round of the ESAA 1st round https://t.co/YYgsFTTdDL

01/10/19

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Great afternoon of Hockey at Crystal Palace today against other schools! Excellent display of determination, bravery and skill! Well done everyone 💪🏼 🏑 https://t.co/4eyozQnOes

27/09/19

On Wednesday 25 September, our very own Tia presented her first show! It'll be aired Saturday 28 Sep at 10.30am on for all who want to watch. Great job Tia! https://t.co/yH7g35ydaq

26/09/19

You're welcome - so glad they enjoyed themselves.

26/09/19

It was a pleasure to host you! https://t.co/oaHh4XF5Rp

26/09/19

We had a wonderful time welcoming girls from and for our languages day today https://t.co/nyBhPMCQ4B

25/09/19

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Fantastic combo from Astonishing numbers relating to https://t.co/l3FZkmJTRx

25/09/19

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Great to see that they’re teaching their students about the importance of environmental responsibility!👍🏼🌊

25/09/19

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The sheer of being 6 years old and your heart out https://t.co/kJL78CkbQ3

25/09/19

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A group of our Year 8 students enjoyed a really inspiring day at the inaugural conference at Imperial College London. They've come back buzzing with ideas and plans. https://t.co/sSLtn9e47J

25/09/19

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Another great session at HIIT club this morning! Well done to everyone who came 👏🏼💪🏼 https://t.co/zCMQLby9ro

24/09/19

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So jealous of Year 10 and 11 right now! https://t.co/gelkjgVoyA

20/09/19

Year 10 and 11 getting their first taste of rowing and building team development on their special day trip to the Royal Albert Docks! https://t.co/CZl5dyxkfq

20/09/19

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Raft Building, as ever, is such fun! Warning there are lots of wet clothes coming home! https://t.co/MFd4cxHijT

19/09/19

We're impressed, Ms Wood! https://t.co/5V01XxzyGI

18/09/19

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After lunch abseiling https://t.co/pE16nSwLJ4

18/09/19

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And we’re here! https://t.co/DSAAXghR9I

18/09/19

Enjoy your PGL trip, Year 7! https://t.co/DjxGdGLdQX

18/09/19

Such an awe-inspiring view right on our doorstep ❤️ https://t.co/4s0yAXJGQD

Latest news

September 17

Spotlight on The Futures Programme

Our Head of Futures, Ms Day tells us all about the new exciting opportunities for girls at Blackheath High School to develop their journey through life.

How long have you been teaching Careers at Blackheath High School?

I’m not sure you can really ‘teach’ Careers; my role is much more to do with guidance, helping the girls to take ownership of the development of their skills from Year 7 upwards and making opportunities and experience available to all. But in answer to your question, I was appointed Head of Careers in June 2018.

Why has your title changed from Head of Careers to Head of Futures?

There’s so much more to Careers than just a destination. A career is the individual’s journey through life, learning and work. To reflect the diverse range of activities and skills encompassed within the new Careers programme, the role of Head of Futures has been created to reflect a new, more formalised whole-school approach to career guidance, with unique Careers lessons being delivered through the PSHE curriculum from Year 7 upwards.

Students will learn to record their activities and skills on the Unifrog platform, developing an understanding and appreciation of their own strengths whilst steadily accruing a portfolio of skills which can be adapted later on to create a stunning CV. We have identified a specific way of delivering a whole school approach to career guidance, utilising the experience of key stakeholders such as teachers, parents and visiting speakers to provide excellence in careers provision at BHS.  

What sort of Careers activities and opportunities will the girls have?

For the first time at Blackheath High School, each form from Year 7 upwards will have a Careers Prefect, with two Careers Ambassadors in Year 12 and 13. Our new Futures Newsletter will keep parents up to date with the wide range of activities, experience and opportunities that girls can take advantage of.

All girls will benefit from the focussed Careers teaching embedded in the PSHE curriculum. Existing activities such as Look To The Future, Bright Horizons, Work Experience and the Wollstonecraft Speaker Series will complement the new Futures programme. In March, we will be hosting our first Futures Fair with a wide range of exhibitors and speakers. In addition, I’m delighted to be hosting the Girls School Association Careers cluster group meeting in the summer term, experts from across the GSA sharing best practice and developing new ideas.

Do you need to know what you want to do for a career when you’re at school?

Absolutely not! Apart from professions which require specific subject combinations at A-Level such as Medicine*, the most important thing is to get to know yourself well: what you enjoy, what your strengths are, what you’re interested in. This journey of self-knowledge begins in Year 7 and carries on throughout an individual’s lifetime. Regular research into different jobs and careers as well as speaking to adults – parents, grandparents, teachers – can really help students to make informed decisions later on in their school career. In addition, from Year 7 we develop the students’ interpersonal and communication skills, building each girls’ confidence and willingness to take risks.

(*and even then, you’re not locked into a career for life)

What are you most looking forward to this year?

Probably the Futures Fair in March. We’ve got some amazing speakers and exhibitors booked already. It will be great to be able to meet students from other schools as well. I’m really looking forward to sharing our school with so many visitors and providing a useful, interesting and engaging afternoon of events and exhibitors.

What surprising fact don’t we know about you?

In 2015 I wrote the book, music and lyrics for ‘UKIP! The Musical’, which sold-out at the Edinburgh Festival and won an award from The Stage, then we had a London run. I followed this with ‘Brexit at Tiffany’s’ in 2017 – a love story between Nigel Farage and Donald Trump! It was a terrific experience; I’d love to have time to write another satirical musical to complete the trilogy...

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