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23/07/21

We encourage our girls to be daring. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/YTGst4ceY2 https://t.co/YMiokFgNFP

21/07/21

The results are in for the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge. A huge well done to all girls who were involved. You can see the results and read more about the challenge here: https://t.co/dARzMxjGiT https://t.co/c0acyiVbUG

16/07/21

We encourage our girls to be daring. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/4IO39haZMC https://t.co/o1vJsqHkXb

14/07/21

As part of the topic of inheritance in Science over the Summer term, Year 8 learnt all about the workings of DNA by making delicious jelly models. https://t.co/E9occmRyJ4 https://t.co/xI4QsGJMg7

09/07/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

What a fab best MCB they are! 😍 https://t.co/LNizGKH8Tz

09/07/21

Retweeted From Ruth Coles

The piano music of a Year 3 pupil who just performed to her class. I asked why she added a multiplication fact. She said it was because the music was too plain. I like it. Might add a few times tables to my music in future https://t.co/YUlWmULzDA

09/07/21

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Last day of term = great day for a ice-cream! 🍦 ☀️ 😃 https://t.co/VAIPXcFmCq

09/07/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Such a great turn out from our students who grasped the opportunity to be coached by a Superleague star. Thanks for providing so many of our students with a memory they will never forget! https://t.co/zaUgv6aAqo

08/07/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Need to read this. https://t.co/Mz17xBKIBB

08/07/21

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Love my colleagues 🥰🥰🥰 https://t.co/J71bcarUjc

08/07/21

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‘Introverts thrived learning online, now let’s make sure they do so in school’ 's Carol Chandler-Thompson explains how schools can better cater for the needs of quieter pupils >> https://t.co/kFwqIXRPWW https://t.co/t5B1t9sVDm

08/07/21

Retweeted From International School Magazine

‘Introverts thrived learning online, now let’s make sure they do so in school’ 's Carol Chandler-Thompson explains how schools can better cater for the needs of quieter pupils >> https://t.co/W61bO4Mfwk https://t.co/jnggc6toDV

08/07/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Loveliest card from E in Yr6 . I’m not crying…😍🥰 https://t.co/Hn82qoMZBK

08/07/21

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An amazing collaboration led by my very talented colleague https://t.co/KczYLEGQAe

08/07/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Our Sport Scholars have worked so hard with this afternoon. What an opportunity to work with such an incredible role model and hear all about her journey to elite level netball! 💪 https://t.co/wXhVGYArb0

08/07/21

Retweeted From Ruth Coles

So here it is. I’m not crying, you’re crying. what a wonderful community of which to be part. Let’s share this far and wide… https://t.co/z4JpvGcjDr

08/07/21

Across 14 GDST schools, the girls came together to perform the original song 'Into the Light' by Lin Marsh and we are so pleased to be able to share the incredible full performance with you. Click here to watch the full video: https://t.co/SuHQpRlWWd https://t.co/RslFn5xei3

08/07/21

As part of their exploration of plant tissues this week, Year 10 students had a great time trying out an eyepiece graticule and stage micrometer for the first time. Fascinating results! https://t.co/27L1bk8fW4

07/07/21

Well done to awesome Year 8 for their Oscar-worthy performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. So proud! 👏🎭 https://t.co/yXr4W1r1kQ

07/07/21

Year 10x did a great job yesterday in learning how to properly stitch. Well done girls! 👏 https://t.co/kUnVSE8azG

06/07/21

'If you see us in the playground, make sure you give us a big wave!' Our girls did a wonderful job putting together this video to show Year 1 what life is like when they join Year 2. Here's a little snippet from the full video on Firefly. https://t.co/GFkpLv1BTt

06/07/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

More 200m results, the teams are smashing it. Yr 8 Amelie came in 3rd in her final and Yr 9 Hannah managed 2nd in her final. Congrats! 🎉 https://t.co/7jRSDs1yTU

05/07/21

In the last Eco Club of the term, Year 7 did some pond-dipping and found some little toads, newts, some aquatic worms and a few more insects. https://t.co/Nmud0LjaUx

02/07/21

Year 8 and 9 have been doing family history projects in History over the last few weeks, so we wanted to share this photo of Issy, Year 8 wearing her great grandfather’s air raid warden helmet! https://t.co/1KZPS5axLV

02/07/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Ruth Coles, Head of Junior Music, interviewed in . She talks about the amazing collaborations between schools & why we need more female composers https://t.co/mwE5xor2wF

01/07/21

We are so excited for Leila who recently made a pea and ham risotto in the Full Time Meals series with and . You can see a snippet below. You can view the assembly about the work of Marcus Rashford for low-income communities on Firefly. https://t.co/yUKLv5gG9J

01/07/21

Retweeted From Marie-Clare Bonnar

Sports day fun! 🏃🏼‍♀️ https://t.co/Ho28kPm2Q1

30/06/21

Year 12 student Priya tells us all about her experience doing virtual work experience with Springpod and how it's helped her find what she wants to do in the future. Click here to read her blog: https://t.co/D8aJgJdUpq https://t.co/szFhCP0fNt

29/06/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Amazing attitudes from our yr 7 fitness superstars. Last cards session and they SMASHED it!! ♣️♦️♠️♥️ https://t.co/Xps9niauSs

29/06/21

Our Head shares her views on learnings from lockdown and how we can help all students thrive in https://t.co/1ttUQlwWiI

29/06/21

Retweeted From International School Magazine

‘Introverts thrived learning online, now let’s make sure they do so in school’ 's Carol Chandler-Thompson explains how schools can better cater for the needs of quieter pupils >> https://t.co/W61bO4Mfwk https://t.co/8ihgsPBMEI

29/06/21

Year 2 showed great cooperation in Maths last week while investigating mass using balance scales. Great work girls! ⚖️ https://t.co/n2yfHaL3wc

29/06/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Our committed year 8’s have made lots of progress in volleyball this term. Has been great to see some exciting rallies this afternoon! 🏐 https://t.co/GIJ6Gvxc1i

29/06/21

Well done to Year 9 for creating brilliant DVD cover designs of Shakespeare's most tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet. https://t.co/SHzAxWbe1t

28/06/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

What a day!!! Track & Field Cup Athletics for the Athletics squad. Some brilliant performances, pbs, grit and determination and a lot of smiles! These girls 🙌 https://t.co/Rh3Th6XlQo

25/06/21

Retweeted From BHS Junior English

Year 5 enjoyed a brilliant Macbeth Masterclass with Head of English, Ms Chandler from Seniors https://t.co/OFsXAEJvCH

24/06/21

Thank you to all our amazing teachers 💙 https://t.co/uZEXXtC9cX

24/06/21

We couldn't agree more 👏👏👏 https://t.co/st0NH7i5kI

24/06/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

*Fantastic new position at !* The School Registrar is a key position in the school, playing a lead role in recruiting students at all points of entry in the Senior School. Closing date: 1st July 2021, at 12 noon APPLY NOW —https://t.co/wxrwI6VyjP

24/06/21

Retweeted From Music Teacher

It's publication day! 🥁🎉Our July issue is out now, packed full with content to inspire your teaching practice. This month features , , , , and so much more. Subscribe now: https://t.co/v3Xj7UTawG https://t.co/nm6VXJz88b

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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