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06/12/21

It was a huge pleasure to welcome an audience to a live music event last month. Our first live Teatime Concert for 18-months featured no fewer than 25 performances; from classical violin to French horn, voice to ukulele, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the concert. https://t.co/R7YL8y35ka

03/12/21

Our second trips day is in full effect! Some of our girls are currently offsite taking part in various thrilling activities like Free Jumping, whilst others are enjoying equally exciting workshops onsite delivered by external experts. What a great way to start the weekend! 🌟 https://t.co/hTfJbRmwf4

03/12/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

One of our talented Year 6’s competed in the National Taekwondo Championships last week, she went home with a gold and silver medal 🥇🥈Amazing effort ! https://t.co/J09tGehb6x

02/12/21

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02/12/21

And the winner is... 🥁 Every year hosts 'The Long Notes Competition', where each competitor is asked to play the longest note they possibly can. Lots of students entered this year, but Isla came out on top with an astounding note length of 42 seconds! 👏 https://t.co/GyzmIWQNNr

01/12/21

Episode 8 of 's podcast is now live! This week, neuroscientist Dr Cathy Rogers is talking creativity and the curriculum: how we can help to nurture creativity and why this is important. Listen here: https://t.co/bHRsFXvfJw https://t.co/12l3w5JKFR

01/12/21

"We were able to see the words we’ve been analysing in our English lessons come to life..." 🎭 Year 11 recently visited the Globe to watch Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'. Read Year 11 student Lucy's recount of the day here > https://t.co/EA3QTzEG7j https://t.co/l7x1wjBcAM

29/11/21

Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating this week, and thank you to Freya for leading assembly this morning 🕎 https://t.co/VUGYDEnLpv

29/11/21

Over half term, students were given Science projects to deepen their understanding of the topics discussed in lessons. The girls were very creative with their ideas and materials, resulting in some very accurate (and tasty 😋) looking models. https://t.co/0w38Bs9I5g

26/11/21

An incredibly inspiring speech from Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Michelle Joseph, this afternoon. 🩺 The presentation, 'Daring Outside The Box', looked at her academic and career journey, demonstrating that these journeys are often not linear. Thank you 👏 https://t.co/OYuesI2yNJ

26/11/21

This month, our Spanish students had the very enjoyable experience of watching 's 'En El Campamento'; a 50-minute play, all in Spanish. This gave the girls a great opportunity to learn new vocabulary, whilst reinforcing the phrases they already know - fantástico! https://t.co/t8qzjNuHxG

23/11/21

Such a fantastic opportunity for our girls to listen and learn from an incredibly inspiring woman. We can't wait to host this Wollstonecraft Speaker on Friday. https://t.co/nfWRQPfZsl

22/11/21

The November edition of our school newsletter, Highlife, is now live! ✨ Featuring articles from students and teachers about all of the exciting things our girls have been doing over the last month. Click the link below to read online and subscribe 👇 https://t.co/v7KZryG4CG https://t.co/6MYLfgq5t6

20/11/21

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Under the sea! Year 2 dive deeper exploring the ‘Deep Down Under’ in our Creative Curriculum topic. Great use of colour and space, creating depth. Impressive concentration and resilience shown by all. 🐡🐠🦞🐬🦀🐋 https://t.co/AAUDpVIhwC

19/11/21

👋 Happy Friday!

19/11/21

Wishing our Year 6 Junior School girls lots of luck as they prepare to sit the 11+ Entrance Exam for the Senior School this morning. 🤞 Good luck girls, you can do this! https://t.co/0q3sX1UqLe

12/11/21

We spy 🧐Clara Schumann, Ethel Smyth, Florence Price, Amy Beach, Grażyna Bacewicz and so many other fantastic female musicians and composers. What a great display! 👏

11/11/21

A lovely display from our Junior School. https://t.co/NBwjXoV6U8

11/11/21

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11/11/21

Well done, Kirra - that's super quick! 👏🏆 https://t.co/CwrQ5O3PTO

10/11/21

Great work from our Year 8 girls studying 'Pressure in Gasses' in science today. By 🔥 heating up an empty can and quickly putting it into ❄️ cold water, they witnessed the crumpling effect that rapid cooling has on pressure. A great lesson by our great science team! https://t.co/sOvXYGlXQr

10/11/21

Monday 15 - Friday 19 November is . To kick start the week, we'll be participating in on Monday, to celebrate the uniqueness and individuality of each and every student here at Blackheath High School. Odd socks at the ready! 🧦 https://t.co/qDYsEkKc2q

10/11/21

A fantastic array of performances at our Teatime Concert last night. From classical pieces from the likes of Vivaldi and Beethoven, to more modern works from Ed Sheeran and Sade. We certainly have missed watching our talented girls perform in-person for an awestruck audience!🎶 https://t.co/0L5F0DSBFT

09/11/21

Retweeted From Mayoress of Lewisham 💙

thank you so much girls they were so appreciated.👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/Lb5X0ykozf

08/11/21

We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful museum on our doorstep! Thank you for welcoming our Year 2 pupils https://t.co/otfOVOdBLZ

07/11/21

Every door is open to our girls: we empower them to explore their future through our Futures Programme and extensive career placements scheme. Our Sixth Form scholarship and bursary applications are closing. Apply before November 8th. https://t.co/KuRW8byHS6 https://t.co/QJHsP10GeY

06/11/21

Our girls have the best foundation to build the skills they need for a bright future, thanks to our £18m investment in new state-of-the-art facilities. Applications for Sixth Form scholarships and bursaries close on November 8th. Apply online today. https://t.co/WQzvPnzTLD https://t.co/rs5lLV09YU

05/11/21

At Sixth Form, girls can choose from a range of subjects in the arts. From Textiles to Theatre Studies, there's something to appeal to the creative side in everyone. Sixth Form scholarship and bursary applications close on 8 November. Apply online today. https://t.co/VMWEbFJoAP https://t.co/GebJT2utkh

05/11/21

A big thank you to the little ones and their grown ups who joined us for Classics for Kids this morning. Our girls loved performing in front of lots of happy faces. Here is a clip from the final performance of the day. Can you guess the song? Hint - it's a theme tune...🤫 https://t.co/0SiIZZXHHz

04/11/21

Fantastic work, girls! Well done! 👏🏆 https://t.co/lcALFRCLVk

04/11/21

Being a part of the GDST means our girls have access to world-class resources and events. The deadline for Sixth Form scholarship and bursary applications is 8 November. Apply today and discover our unrivalled Sixth Form opportunities. https://t.co/o6Tq7qCUzU https://t.co/SACLPEvr4q

02/11/21

We're looking forward to hosting our virtual Step Up Into Sixth Form event tonight where the Sixth Form Leadership team will be telling our Year 10 and 11 girls all about sixth form life at BHS. We can't wait to hear what thoughtful questions the girls will ask this evening.🤔 https://t.co/bkYWFuZwBr

02/11/21

Episode 5 of the 's new Podcast 'Raise Her Up' is now live! 🎙️ In this episode, journalist and communication consultant Genelle Aldred offers suggestions and guidance to help us be better listeners, readers, watchers and talkers. Listen here 👉 https://t.co/QMcvXDVk5u https://t.co/Y6fZanwEu7

02/11/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Welcome back ⁦⁩ on a beautiful sunny day. Wonderful start to the day hearing all about how some ⁦⁩ families will be celebrating Diwali on Thursday ⁩ ⁦https://t.co/rWzBSBQMjb

29/10/21

Our Director of Music and Year 12 Music Scholars will be hosting 'Classics for Kids' music sessions starting next week. If you have a little one at home, bring them along for a 30-minute musical adventure 🎶. Book your preferred date here > https://t.co/14o2ZMiJvp https://t.co/2LqOnCy66P

27/10/21

Meet Ezinne - the UK's best Spanish student! 🇪🇸 Having won in 2019-20, Ezinne was finally able to receive her certificate and coveted prize of a bursary for further Spanish studies in Spain. Congratulations to Ezinne for achieving this impressive feat. 👏 https://t.co/1DB2aMn0K9

27/10/21

Retweeted From CRUK Blackheath shop

🧡Thank you to all the amazing teachers, staff & pupils from the wonderful 4 raising over £922 for 👏. Such a fabulous school, with heart & soul, that takes the time to make a difference, thank you all so much🧡🙏🏼🧡 https://t.co/fJLPNoFQj5

21/10/21

Recently, Year 13 student, Carla, attended the prestigious French acting school, Les Cours Florent in Marseilles. 🇫🇷 This wonderful experience was made possible by our MFL Sixth Form Scholarship. Read Carla's full recount 👇 https://t.co/I1svygz2Lq

20/10/21

If you have a little one at home, our Director of Music and Music Scholars would like to invite you to 'Classics for Kids' - a 30-minute musical adventure, introducing little people and their grown-ups to a range of music and sounds. 🎶 Book your space 👇 https://t.co/Igub9zvCTs

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

CarolAt Blackheath High School, we don’t just accept or tolerate difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our pupils, staff and our wider community.

As a school community our ethos is rooted in supporting each and every individual to thrive in their own way. We welcome different perspectives and unique ways of thinking and actively seek to identify this in our selection of staff and students. 

It has always been, and will continue to be in our DNA, to champion inclusion for each and every member of our community and seek to address inequity where it exists. We want our students to have the tools and outlook to take this attitude with them into their lives beyond school and take this responsibility very seriously. 

In school we work closely with our students and families to raise awareness of issues that are important to them and take action where necessary. Within school, there are a number of student and staff groups that work on different aspects of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Our ‘Undivided’ staff and governor group have been working on our whole school pledges and actions for the next academic year, talking to students, responding to surveys and raising awareness. Alongside this, our Head Girl Team, Equality Society and Mighty Girls group at juniors, have helped to set up a number of inspiring speaker events, celebrations and charity fundraisers. 

As Head, I am passionate about ensuring every single member of our community feels included, has a voice and has visible role models to look up to. If there is one pupil who does not feel that way, we still have work to do and I have no doubt that our DEI work within school will always be important in maintaining a cohesive, kind and reflective community. We are fortunate to be part of an organisation that shares our values and I am proud to be the sole Heads’ representative on the GDST’s Undivided steering group

We are committed to upholding the GDST’s ‘Charter for Action’ and benefit immensely from the expertise and training that the GDST provide for our staff and student leaders. I am always happy to talk to parents and prospective parents on any of these issues, so if you have a question, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

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We were incredibly grateful to Blackheath High alumna, Sports Marketing Executive and founder of Dope Black Mums Carina White, who gave a powerful, virtual talk to our girls. At the end of the talk, she took time to answer questions from our Head Girl, Saffron. You can view a snippet here.

 

 

Halo code

We are excited to announce that Blackheath High School has adopted The Halo Code, the UK's first Black hair code and made it part of the school's uniform policy. No Black staff or students should have to change their natural or protective hairstyle in order to thrive at our school. We hope that the Halo Code will move us one step closer to a world free from discrimination, where all Black members of our community have their identities fully recognised and celebrated.

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Equality Society

B352B876 DCE6 4C46 9147 092A4E5F2954In Equality Society, the goal is to educate members and start conversations about a wide range of current issues from racism and homophobia to intersectional feminism. The sessions are split into two parts: a presentation on a relevant topic followed by a casual discussion. The society also provides a safe space for all members to express their opinions without judgement, so anything that is said remains between the members, but they are encouraged to ‘keep the conversation going’ once the session has ended.

 

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The school community at Blackheath High is welcoming and inclusive of everyone, and we appreciate that teenage years are often when our students are beginning to understand their own identity and sexuality. 

We have a comprehensive and relevant approach to Relationships and Sex Education and work closely with the organisations : Jigsaw PSHE Primary and Secondary PSHE fulfilling RSE | Jigsaw PSHE Ltd (in the junior school) The School of Sexuality Education (School of Sexuality Education (schoolofsexed.org)) (at Seniors) to provide a safe space for all our students to learn what constitutes a healthy relationship, what consent means and how to build the confidence to exercise it. The culture of the school is such, that every single individual is encouraged to feel comfortable in their own skin and take their time to understand themselves, free from pressure, gender stereotypes or judgement.

During Pride Month of June, we take the opportunity to celebrate fantastic LGBTQ+ role models and raise awareness of issues affecting LGBTQ+ people globally, but of course, this is not just something we confine to one month in the year. This year, our Sixth-form-led Equality Society are raising funds for and awareness of the charity, The Trevor Project (hyperlink), which supports struggling LGBTQ teens in the UK. During LGBTQ+ History Month in February, the students also enjoyed talks from Sue Sanders (Meet The Team - LGBT+ History Month (lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk)) and Ian Nipper on the History of Polari.

For interested parents, we also offer webinars through school and the GDST which offer advice and support to parents navigating any of these issues with their children. We are a proud member of the Schools’ Inclusion Alliance (https://www.schoolsinclusionalliance.co.uk/) which gives us access to a wealth of helpful guidance and advice.

 

Head's Blog

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Reflecting on the change of society through tragedy

Both senior and junior girls heard about projects and initiatives in each other’s schools around the theme of diversity, with a view to bringing new ideas back into our own schools.

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A truly historic moment for women and the superpowers of introverts

We witnessed a truly historic moment for women and girls as Kamala Harris broke barriers to become the first female, first black and first Asian-American Vice President of the United States of America.  

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Let's have a conversation about important issues

While awareness months can be divisive (why are we not interested in Black History all year round, one might validly ask?) they do provide an opportunity for a community to come together in a conversation about important issues.

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We must do our part towards meaningful and impactful action

At the very core of my personal beliefs and those of the school, is a passionate conviction that no-one should face discrimination due to race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, culture or disability.

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Blackheath High School lets its wallflowers blossom with quiet spaces after lockdown

Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson, on p3 of The Times talks about the future of education and learnings we can take from the pandemic to help all girls thrive.

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GDST Charter for action