Summer Half Term
The third term of the school year
The following information from the Government offers advice for parents and carers about the main risks children may be particularly vulnerable to at this time and information about available help and support.
This is the Tik Tok Family Safety Tool Kit
Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.
With the assistance of the Department for Education, our Head Teacher, Sara, has put together a guide for parents and carers who are engaged in helping to educate their child remotely.
The second term of the school year
This year has seen us all face many challenges but the support and assistance of parents, carers, students and colleagues have been exceptional. Thanks to this we have been able to conquer the 2020 school year without any positive COVID-19 cases in the school community.
The term ends at 12.30pm on Friday 18th December
Please read this letter from our Head Teacher, Sara. Click on the attached PDF's for timetables.
Early school closure
This is the opportunity for parents and carers to meet with teachers and tutors to discuss their child's academic progress.
This term's Academic Review Day was conducted very differently
We received this message from Southwark Safer Schools Team and
UNITED AGAINST BULLYING
Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year.
Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October
Please find our policy by clicking on the attached PDF
First day for our new and Year 7 students.
Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year!
Click on the PDF for details of term dates fro the 2020-2021 school year.
Summer Holidays start on 21st July. School closes at 12:30!
From June 15th we will be welcoming back our Year 10 students as per Government guidelines
Please read the attached information regarding children returning to school
The following advice has been issued by Transport for London for students restarting school in June 2020
Please click on the link for the latest Government guidance
We have been working very hard on behalf of our parents and carers to secure funding for school meals whilst our students are not attending school.
We are sad to announce the death of our former colleague Liam on 19th April.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Information
Our staff are talking to our students on a daily basis during the school closure and are providing activities and work to keep young brains functioning.
School will finish at 12.30pm on this day
The school will close from 27th March 2020 temporarily. Please check back on this website regularly for further updates and notice of re-opening.
Our Year 11 students will be sitting their GCSE Art exam
UPDATE - PLEASE ONLY SEND YOUR CHILD INTO SCHOOL IF THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE
Message from Jason Dornelly, Assistant Deputy Head, PE Teacher and LSA Co-ordinator
COVID - 19 Update
Please read our latest update regarding the COVID -19 pandemic and how it may affect parents and carers.
The following information has been sent to all parents and carers:
We have been awarded a Bronze Level Accreditation for Travel training
Mid term break.
Safer Internet Day 2019 will take place on the Tuesday 11th February
2020 will be the Year of the Rat
School closed to Students.
This year's Christmas Lunch will be held on Wednesday 11th December
Get those pumpkins carved!
We have a new link on this website to assist parents, carers and young people to understand the ongoing problems and concerns with County Lines. Click on the link to view the page:
Our annual fundraising event for Cancer Research
This year's event will be dedicated to Anne-Marie Beale
Class of 2019
Paper 2 - with calculators
Paper 1 - Non calculator
Exam starts at 9.00am and finishes at 10.00am
Exam starts at 9.00am and finishes at 10.00am
Exam starts at 9.00am and finishes at 10.00am
We are delighted to be invited to work on this local project by Art in the Park. We will be hosting a series of workshops and visiting St Mary's Church to see the burial site of Prince Lee Boo.
This project was made possible by the generous funding and support of United St Saviours.Charity.
We are saddened by the news that our ex-member of staff has passed away.
Here are the dates and times of the GCSE Public Exams being sat by several of our students this summer.
Please note: To facilitate these exams taking place the school may open or close earlier or later than usual.
"How To Get Rich And Respect in 2 Hours"
"How to get Rich and Respect in 2 Hours"
Workshop hosted by Louis Howell
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Educator, Activist
Our MD Cheryl Stepton recently recorded podcast for the charity One Small Thing. Click on the link to listen.
This term we have been hosting a series of workshops led by Sabrina from Say It With Your Chest and facilitated by Angie from Year Here
The school holidays are a time to relax and recharge, but for some of our young people the unstructured time can be a cause for concern.
A Christmas message to all parents and carers from the Cavendish School team
At the Heygate Estate
We are delighted to work with Dallaglio Rugby Works with a programme set to last for three years.
We are sad to announce that our friend and colleague Anne-Marie lost her fight to cancer on 22nd August 2018
Our annual event to raise funds for Cancer Research
Sheik wins GOLD in Shot Putt and Timi wins GOLD in 100 metres
It's that time of year again when we have to say goodbye to the Year 11's
"The school provides its pupils with an outstanding education".
The annual Football tournament will be held at Hackney Marshes.
Southwark took second place in this year's London Youth Games football tournament
Term dates for the 2018/2019 school year are now available
The team to represent London Borough of Southwark in this year's Football Tournament will consist of entirely of Cavendish Students
Dates for the Entry Level Exams are:
Start of spring term film project
Workshops & Football Tournament
Worried about your child oversharing online? Here are 12 tips to help.
Provided by Internet Matters
In aid of Save the Children
Our last tournament of the year saw our team meet Spa School.
Training for Ted
In this Internet age we are acutely aware of how vulnerable our young people can be when online.
Spooky outfits and face painting
We are very sad to announce that our Therapy dog, Lilly, passed away on 10th October 2017.
Cavendish took part in our first SEN League matches this autumn term.
Over the summer break we made a number of changes to our staff team.
We have come to the end of another school year and what an eventful one this has been. Below are some of the things we have experienced and achieved over the past year.
Our trophy winning football team were honoured to be voted Southwark's Team of the Year
We have dedicated one of our classrooms as an Art Gallery to display our children's fantastic work. We have named the Gallery after our Art Teacher and Deputy Head, Patricia Shaw.
This is a fundraising event for the British Heart Foundation
Dedicated to our colleague Pat Shaw, the Gallery will be named "The Shaw Gallery"
In aid of British Heart Foundation
Official opening of the new garden.
Our garden was officially opened and a plaque unveiled dedicated to our old therapy dog Lucy.
This year's Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research will take place on Friday 30th June in Southwark Park.
Hosted by Smith & Wollensky
We would like to thank Smith & Wollensky Restaurants and their staff for hosting a special lunch for the students and staff involved in winning the London Youth Games Cup.
One of the three Science Exams
The second of the Science exams
The first of three Science exams
This year's event will take place at Hackney Marshes on Tuesday 23rd May
For the first time in seven years Southwark have won the London Youth ParaGames Football Tournament with a team made up entirely of Cavendish School students.
We are proud to work with therapists from Guys & St Thomas Trust for our Speech and Language Therapy sessions.
Term Dates for 2017 - 2018 School year
Our very own Lauren Murray will be running in this year's London Marathon to raise funds for Make A Wish Foundation.
This fundraising event will take place on Tuesday 28th March.
We welcome our new chef Nigel Denne.
Our latest three day event will take place from Tuesday 28th February to Thursday 2nd March 2017
IS IT WORTH IT?
Over the half term we had our garden completely renovated.
February 7th is Safer Internet Day.
The heats for the championships were held on 1st February 2017 at Wormwood Scrubs.
Our yorkie-poo Lexi has successfully completed her Therapy Dog assessment ad passed with flying colours.
Visit & workshop
"Sexting" has been hitting the news headlines recently and as a school we have a duty to educate and inform our young people on the laws and consequences of engaging in this kind of activity.
Our Academic Review Day was held on Friday 25th November
The theme for this years Anti-Bullying Week is "Power for Good"
Half Term is from Monday 24th to Friday 28th October. Check out these links for ideas of things to do.
Website for Parents/Carers
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Bronze Star for our Travel Training programme.
Outing organised by Metropolitan Police
Autumn Term begins on Monday 5th September
The 2016/2017 term dates have been finalised.
This year's annual event will take place in Southwark Park on Friday 8th July
Hosted by Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square WC2
Over the past two years Chris Haydon from Community Trust TV has been filming daily life at the school. This film is the culmination of his work.
3rd Place for Team Southwark
The GCSE Art exam will take place over two days, Friday 22nd April and Monday 25th April
Staff training on Safeguarding referrals using the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
Outing organised by Metropolitan Police
Several of our students recently went on trips organised by the Metropolitan Police
Two students visited Tallington Lakes in Lincolnshire.
The second ever Children's Mental Health Week will be held from 8th to 14th February 2016
Our friends from Zoolab will be visiting on Wednesday 6th January.
We had a visit from Chloe from Zoolab early in the spring term as part of our Science curriculum.
Our special Christmas Lunch will be served on Tuesday 15th December.
Congratulation to our Chef Maria on the birth of her new baby daughter.
We are saddened by the news that one of Cavendish's greatest friends has passed away.
We are sad to announce that our K9 helper Lucy sadly passed away on 28th October 2015.
The film "No Victory" is now available online.
The project took place during Spring 2014 and featured students from years 10 & 11.
The film also features our Metropolitan Police Schools Liaison Office, PC Mickey Houlahan in his first acting role.
It also features one of our ex-colleagues, Michael Scowen, offering his perspective on our school.
Last term some of our year 10 and 11 students made a film on cyber bullying.
Some of our students worked on making short films about Bermondsey Square. This project was funded by Bermondsey Square Community Fund.
The government has recently launched a new website to support parents about e-safety. The website has been developed with ParentZone and CEOP.
Congratulations to Danie & Steve who tied the knot on Saturday 19th September.
Last term's Race for Life and Jump into Action events have raised over £750 for Cancer Research and British Heart Foundation
New student Kaitlin and trainee therapy dog Lexi get acquainted on their first day.
The new school year saw all staff undergo mandatory training on Positive Handling in Schools and Use of Restraint.
This end of term sees us say goodbye to our long serving Science teacher Anne-Marie.
Our annual Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research was held on Friday 3rd July. We also included a fundraising event for British Heart Foundation.
Friday 26th June was the last day of school for our Year 11 students.
"Straight Talking" is a charity working to reduce the high rates of teenage pregnancy in the UK
We are honoured to have this exhibition visit our school.
We are delighted to welcome Alex Cooper to our staff team as a Learning Support Assistant and Tutor.
Outdoor Space Regeneration Project
Several of our students represented Southwark at the London Youth ParaGames.
"Straight Talking" is a charity working to reduce the high rates of teenage pregnancy in the UK.
This year's GCSE Art Exam will took place on Friday 17th April and Monday 20th April.
The recent warm weather has meant that the Bike Maintenance Project can resume and students can get back on their bikes for the summer term.
With John Guest.
Wednesday 18th March is National Child Sexual Exploitation Day and is also sees the launch of Operation Makesafe in support of CSE.
Staff attended training on this subject on Thursday 26th March.
A full list of the times and dates for this year's Entry Level and GCSE exams can be found below. Keep an eye on our Events section for reminders.
This year's Red Nose Day was celebrated in a variety of ways to raise funds for Comic Relief.
Some of our students will be assisting Urban Growth at St Peters and the Guardian Angels Church in Rotherhithe.
Our two students undertaking the AQA Awards in Horticulture completed a module in Willow Weaving.
A big "thank you" to Tracey Fowler, mum to one of our Year 10 students.
We are delighted to welcome back Chris Haydon from Community Trust TV and actress Siren Turner to work with us on two film projects over the spring and summer terms.
Additional film project for spring term
Lets Create A Better Internet Together
It felt like spring as students began harvesting some of the produce they planted at the end of 2014.
Next Travel Training session taking place on Wednesday 14th January 2015
We are delighted to announce that Ewa Trybulska has been appointed as our new Kitchen Assistant with immediate effect.
We are delighted to announce that Ellie Alder has been promoted to Learning Support Assistant.
Dogs Unite for Guide Dogs
On Thursday 11th December in Southwark Park,we hosted a Sponsored Dog Walk to raise money for Guide Dogs.
Lucy. one of our therapy dogs is celebrating her 16th birthday on 9th December
We are delighted to announce that Shelby and Michael have passed their AQA Award Introduction to Horticulture.
To be held at Excel Centre, London E16
In conjunction with Time and Talents and Urban Growth
A programme of outreach work has been designed by Time and Talents and Urban Growth which sees local estates receive a makeover to their open spaces.
Our students in Key Stage 3 have been learning about the First World War as part of the Humanities curriculum. Key Stage 4 students have been learning specifically about Armistice Day during PSHE lessons.
The whole school observed a minutes silence at 11am on the 11th November as a mark of respect to those who gave their lives in WW1 and subsequent conflicts. Some of our year 9 students went to look at the poppies at the Tower of London and Aiden has written the following article about the day.
You can now see our latest tweets right here on the website. We use twitter to keep followers updated on all the school news and re-tweet items that we feel may be useful.
In partnership with Goldsmiths College we welcome our second PGCE placement for this term.
Ebola Virus - Advice for Schools, Colleges, Childcare and Residential Settings
In conjunction with Princes Trust, European Social Fund, Skills Funding Council and Education Funding Agency.
In partnership with Goldsmiths University of London, we welcome Marzena to our school for her PGCE placement.
We restart the gardening project for this school year on 2nd October.
Selected students will be attending weekly sessions hosted by our friends at Time and Talents and supported by Bruno and his colleagues at Urban Growth.
The Children & Families Act (2014) sets out new requirements to be implemented in September 2014 for supporting children and young people with Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25.
In conjunction with Transport for London, Metropolitan Police and Southwark Council
Parents and carers of our year 11 students attended the late afternoon talk about their children's examinations for the coming year.
It's a wrap!
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