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26/09/20

Retweeted From BHS Music

Yr 7 having great fun doing some Chair Drumming in Samba Band this week. So pleased we are able to make music again! https://t.co/08St6yhcHs

26/09/20

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Day is now live! Click here to join: https://t.co/3TUICBznzn https://t.co/Vl7gIfQatg

26/09/20

Our Senior School Virtual Open Day is now live! Click here to join: https://t.co/oH2nwJuEQX https://t.co/VcgboFCMra

26/09/20

Our Virtual Open Day is now live! Click here to join: https://t.co/bSB3xC998i Junior School, 9am – 11am Senior School, 10am – 12pm Sixth Form, 12pm - 1pm https://t.co/yD5LJ7WMs8

25/09/20

Everyone was so inspired. Thank you so much again! ⭐️ https://t.co/VCfSZjBZgA

25/09/20

Our Head of Futures, Miss Day, hosts the amazing at today’s inspiring Wollstonecraft Lecture learning all about studying science and careers in healthcare. Thank you 👏👏 https://t.co/z4Ii25WZBC

25/09/20

Amazing! 💫💫 https://t.co/L0TrwJzrks

25/09/20

Amazing work, girls 👏👏👏 https://t.co/VefKfBU6yg

24/09/20

There's still time to sign-up to our Sixth Form Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September, from 12pm, to find out more about our incredible Sixth Form. Registration will close at 12pm on Friday 25 September. https://t.co/cll8qmIf0i https://t.co/0umGPmqMdW

24/09/20

Don't forget to sign-up to our Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September, from 9am, to find out all about our amazing school: https://t.co/cll8qmIf0i Registration will close at 12pm on Friday 25 September. We can't wait to give you a warm Blackheath High welcome! https://t.co/Z0dIyYTPBc

23/09/20

We can’t wait for this! Looking forward to hearing all about your amazing work https://t.co/oEStzomJJe

22/09/20

Great work girls!! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/gQWnjdNMcv

22/09/20

Great to see our Junior School girls enjoying our delicious and healthy lunches today! https://t.co/u6Ip83LsQ9

21/09/20

Retweeted From GDST Alumnae Network

Build your professional network. The brand new alumnae network is now online! Join for new connections today — https://t.co/08dK2iGA3a. https://t.co/h0i4XGMlXr

21/09/20

Some of our students starting the week learning Tai Chi as part of our Blackheath High School academic enrichment programme https://t.co/ecDFUNVL0s

21/09/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The students are taking full advantage of having the heath on our doorstep in the beautiful weather. https://t.co/jIKlD6yABY

18/09/20

Just over a week to go to our Virtual Open Day! We can't wait to give you a warm Blackheath welcome as we invite you to discover all about life at Blackheath High School. Sign-up here to join us: https://t.co/ajXh2SuVTI https://t.co/poaUdvEXx0

16/09/20

Retweeted From School House

Blackheath High School GDST () are hosting its first virtual open day on Saturday 26 September, 9AM – 1PM for perspective students aged three to 18. Register and find out more and register below: https://t.co/1I43idOWka https://t.co/Ktp1PMQwWs

15/09/20

All smiles as Year 9 find their beat and try out drumming in today's music lesson 🪘 🎶 https://t.co/nWZRapfNnO

15/09/20

Some beautiful illustrations from our Year 11 students... enjoying taking inspiration on a sunny day 🦋🌸☀️ https://t.co/l2BcwLDzlQ

15/09/20

Retweeted From Primary Times London

🎉 OPEN DAY 🎉 will host its first Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September between 9am and 1pm. The day will be split into three sessions covering the Nursery and Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form. Book here 👉 https://t.co/4XVYViCOfb https://t.co/34ozIK9cs5

14/09/20

Beautiful morning this morning in Blackheath. Looking forward to the new school week ☀️ https://t.co/GFCS1qBOpr

11/09/20

From studying GCSE Astronomy at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, sports and fitness on Blackheath and taking part in all clubs on offer, find out more about life at Blackheath High School at our Virtual Open Morning. https://t.co/nTlh0p3kgp https://t.co/XMEZZTyT1a

11/09/20

🌸🌼🐝🐝🐝 https://t.co/KsBjzsv3Cr

10/09/20

“Continue to be the rule breakers and the change makers” Teacher Sarah Harris with some inspiring words for the future for our very special 2020 valedictory event tonight ✨💫 https://t.co/UchARw1Mu9

10/09/20

Head leads the celebrations tonight marking all the successes of our 2020 GCSE and A-level students. Not in the way we’re used to, but a great evening marking all their amazing achievements in what has been a year like no other. Congratulations girls 👏👏👏 https://t.co/PrR7YhkwVp

10/09/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Getting ready for our special valedictory event ⁦⁩ this evening - I hope the students all really enjoy it They, probably more than any year,deserve a great send off!! https://t.co/FA85xwEkcB

10/09/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Fabulous opportunities for our sixth formers and alumnae here 👇🏼 https://t.co/oRLyovFeZ8

09/09/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Covid safe Mussorgsky beat! https://t.co/2pZiQO6y8J

07/09/20

Retweeted From BHS Music

No more palm oil based shampoo, conditioner or soap for Mrs Gunton. Thank you https://t.co/SEumnTUkab

04/09/20

Don't forget to sign up for our Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September to find out why we were shortlisted for both Best Girls’ School & Prep School of the Year. Register and find out more information here: https://t.co/WxQboUdEDg https://t.co/CcvKO6WiQX

03/09/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Junior girls have huge ❤️. Yr5 Annika donated 15 inches of hair to Well done mum for the 9 inches and Georgia in too. https://t.co/cWmULraRof

03/09/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

By 8.45 all Junior girls back in school, staggered starts done. So pleased to have you back! https://t.co/rjxSncapec

03/09/20

So happy to welcome back our girls to school this morning for the first day of term. Have a great day girls! https://t.co/7R74laaqkn

27/08/20

We couldn't be more proud of Leila, Year 4, for showing her creative flair and coming 3rd in the Young Wild Writer Competition! You can read her award-winning story, The City Fox, all about London's hidden wildlife here👇 Congratulations Leila! 👏👏 https://t.co/xOfR8BOzTd

21/08/20

We can’t wait to welcome our GCSE students into our Sixth Form. Read all about Rafi’s time with us so far, as she looks forward to following her passion for Design Technology in the Sixth Form. https://t.co/yHtRjXKJUj https://t.co/u1OxrItG8Q

21/08/20

From performing at Greenwich Theatre and our fashion show to taking part in cricket tournaments, read all about Roberta’s time at Blackheath High School and what she’s looking forward to in Sixth Form. https://t.co/5lLpDonBH5 https://t.co/h7y6JgwUcq

20/08/20

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

I want to publicly thank all our hard working teachers who contributed to the work of arriving at this year's results in exceptionally challenging circumstances, and to pass on thanks that parents have expressed today.

May 23

Being Brave and rising to challenges

We often tell our girls how important it is to take risks and rise to challenges, to learn from failure and be unafraid to move out of cosy comfort zones. Last week I followed my own advice and did my first inspection as an ISI inspector, in the course of which I developed a severe case of empathy for the Junior pupils who have been on the receiving end of our resilience message.

As the Compliance Inspector within the team (yes, just as exciting a role as it sounds) I revised the mountain of regulations in the weeks before the due date, going back through training notes and periodically asking myself why I had ever thought this was a good idea. Arriving at the school I had to remind myself of my mother’s advice about spiders, “they’re much more afraid of you...”, got on with the job in hand and came out the other side. It was an intense experience, made more so by the knowledge that my work was rightly subject to the detailed scrutiny of the lead inspector as my judgements were so critical to the outcome for the school.

I had not anticipated just how uncomfortable and anxiety-inducing the process would be; back to being a learner, being evaluated on performance and not being quite sure if I was getting it right. Talking to colleagues who are undertaking post-graduate studies alongside their day jobs, they expressed the same insecurities; imposter syndrome is alive and well! The inspection experience and those staffroom conversations confirmed to me the value of modelling what we urge the girls to do. Whether completing a Masters, Doctorate or inspection we all felt like giving up but didn’t; it is important that the girls realise that you can feel a stomach-churning sense of apprehension and yet survive – or indeed triumph.

In the spirit of promoting courage and determination, Years 3, 4 and 5 enjoyed sessions this week at the Field with a team of ex-Royal Marines putting them through their paces in team-building activities. Blue skies and an impressive giant inflatable obstacle course made the day very good fun but the girls truly rose to the challenges. I watched the Year 3s and it was moving to see classmates encourage each other to overcome fears, literally scaling new heights; hardier girls slowing down and holding hands with the more nervous to get them through to the end.

Those girls were not fearless - there were manageable and understandable levels of fear in evidence at the prospect of a drop three times their height- but they were definitely brave and once they managed to complete the course once, the next time was easier. A lesson for us all; I might even try another inspection!

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