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Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Class of 1990 - 1999


Joanna Whelan

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 1993

Subjects I studied at Blackfen Sixth Form: Childcare, Information, Design &Technology and Home Economics.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: I have been working in childcare for the last 24 years. I achieved my degree in management and I am a nursery manager in an independent nursery which I love!

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: I used to love science with Mr Briggs, and I remember my form tutor -  Madame Stuart, telling me off one day because my bow in my hair was too big, I think one of the words she used was ‘ridiculous!’


Leanne Tubbs

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 1996

Subjects I studied at Blackfen Sixth Form: Health and Social Care

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: Health and Social Care trainer,  Deputy manager for dementia care home and Dementia support manager for Alzheimer’s Society Bexley And Greenwich.


Lisa Kemp

Year leaving Blackfen School: 1999

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: For GCSE I studied History, Business Studies and Food Technology as well as the mandatory classes.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: Since Blackfen, I spent 5 years working in the Solicitors office of HMRC, moved to work in Business Continuity at Barclays for 12 year and assisted in moving them from a Business Continuity Programme to Business Resilience. For the last 2 years I have been Business Resilience Lead at Direct Line Group, implementing new standards and processes to align to enhanced regulatory requirements.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: When I think back to my time at Blackfen I always remember the great friends I made and the wonderful teachers. Mr WD for History and Mr Morrell for Biology particularly. The teachers employed by Blackfen really cared and made learning fun. I really wouldn't be where I am had it not been for them.

Blackfen left a lasting impression with me and this resulted in my eldest daughter starting Blackfen in 2017 and my youngest is due to start September 2019.

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