Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday)

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Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday)

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.

Academic Review Day

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Academic Review Day

This is the opportunity for parents and carers to meet with teachers and tutors to discuss their child's academic progress.

Road Safety Week

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Road Safety Week

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.

INSET

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INSET

School closed to Students.

Summer Holidays

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Summer Holidays

Summer Holidays start on Tuesday 18th July. School closes at 12:30!

End of Term

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End of Term

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.

TEAM OF THE YEAR

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TEAM OF THE YEAR

Our trophy winning football team were honoured to be voted Southwark's Team of the Year

The Shaw Gallery

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The Shaw Gallery

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.

Art Gallery Opening

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Art Gallery Opening

Dedicated to our colleague Pat Shaw, the Gallery will be named "The Shaw Gallery"

Lucy's Garden

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Lucy's Garden

Our garden was officially opened and a plaque unveiled dedicated to our old therapy dog Lucy.

Race for Life

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Race for Life

This year's Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research will take place on Friday 30th June in Southwark Park.

Cup Winners Lunch

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Cup Winners Lunch

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.

London Youth Cup Winners

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London Youth Cup Winners

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.

Speech & Language Therapy

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Speech & Language Therapy

We are proud to work with therapists from Guys & St Thomas Trust for our Speech and Language Therapy sessions.

GCSE Exam Dates

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GCSE Exam Dates

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. See below for details.

Support Our Marathon Runner

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Support Our Marathon Runner

Our very own Lauren Murray will be running in this year's London Marathon to raise funds for Make A Wish Foundation.

New Chef

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New Chef

We welcome our new chef Nigel Denne.

IS IT WORTH IT?

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IS IT WORTH IT?

Our latest three day event will take place from Tuesday 28th February to Thursday 2nd March 2017

Lucy's Garden

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Lucy's Garden

Over the half term we had our garden completely renovated.

Lexi passes exam

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Lexi passes exam

Our yorkie-poo Lexi has successfully completed her Therapy Dog assessment ad passed with flying colours.

Autumn Half Term Break

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Autumn Half Term Break

Half Term is from Monday 24th to Friday 28th October. Check out these links for ideas of things to do.

Travel Training Award

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Travel Training Award

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Bronze Star for our Travel Training programme.

Race for Life 2016

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Race for Life 2016

This year's annual event will take place in Southwark Park on Friday 8th July

Film Premiere

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Film Premiere

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.

GCSE Art Exam

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GCSE Art Exam

The GCSE Art exam will take place over two days, Friday 22nd April and Monday 25th April

MASH Training

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MASH Training

Staff training on Safeguarding referrals using the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

New Baby

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New Baby

Congratulation to our Chef Maria on the birth of her new baby daughter.

Jim O'Hanlon

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Jim O'Hanlon

We are saddened by the news that one of Cavendish's greatest friends has passed away.

K9 Section

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K9 Section

We are sad to announce that our K9 helper Lucy sadly passed away on 28th October 2015.

No Victory

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No Victory

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.

Mock 123

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Mock 123

Last term some of our year 10 and 11 students made a film on cyber bullying.

Bermondsey Square Film Project

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Bermondsey Square Film Project

Some of our students worked on making short films about Bermondsey Square. This project was funded by Bermondsey Square Community Fund.

Parent Info

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Parent Info

The government has recently launched a new website to support parents about e-safety. The website has been developed with ParentZone and CEOP.

Danie gets married

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Danie gets married

Congratulations to Danie & Steve who tied the knot on Saturday 19th September.

Over £750 raised for Charities

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Over £750 raised for Charities

Last term's Race for Life and Jump into Action events have raised over £750 for Cancer Research and British Heart Foundation

First Day of School

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First Day of School

New student Kaitlin and trainee therapy dog Lexi get acquainted on their first day.

Staff Training

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Staff Training

The new school year saw all staff undergo mandatory training on Positive Handling in Schools and Use of Restraint.

Race For Life & Skipping Challenge

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Race For Life & Skipping Challenge

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.

New Staff Member

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New Staff Member

We are delighted to welcome Alex Cooper to our staff team as a Learning Support Assistant and Tutor.

London Youth Games

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London Youth Games

Several of our students represented Southwark at the London Youth ParaGames.

GCSE Art

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GCSE Art

This year's GCSE Art Exam will took place on Friday 17th April and Monday 20th April.

Bike Maintenance Project

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Bike Maintenance Project

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.

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

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National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

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.

Exam Dates Announced

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Exam Dates Announced

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.

Red Nose Day

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Red Nose Day

This year's Red Nose Day was celebrated in a variety of ways to raise funds for Comic Relief.

Outreach Gardening Work

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Outreach Gardening Work

Some of our students will be assisting Urban Growth at St Peters and the Guardian Angels Church in Rotherhithe.

Willow Weaving

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Willow Weaving

Our two students undertaking the AQA Awards in Horticulture completed a module in Willow Weaving.

HP Tablet Award

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HP Tablet Award

A big "thank you" to Tracey Fowler, mum to one of our Year 10 students.

Film Projects for spring and summer

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Film Projects for spring and summer

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.

Rocket Harvesting

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Rocket Harvesting

It felt like spring as students began harvesting some of the produce they planted at the end of 2014.

Travel Training

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Travel Training

Next Travel Training session taking place on Wednesday 14th January 2015

New Kitchen Assistant

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New Kitchen Assistant

We are delighted to announce that Ewa Trybulska has been appointed as our new Kitchen Assistant with immediate effect.

New LSA

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New LSA

We are delighted to announce that Ellie Alder has been promoted to Learning Support Assistant.

Sponsored Dog Walk

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Sponsored Dog Walk

On Thursday 11th December in Southwark Park,we hosted a Sponsored Dog Walk to raise money for Guide Dogs.

Outreach Gardening Work

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Outreach Gardening Work

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.

Armistice Day

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Armistice Day

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.

Twitter Updates

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Twitter Updates

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.

Second PGCE Student

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Second PGCE Student

In partnership with Goldsmiths College we welcome our second PGCE placement for this term.

PGCE Student

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PGCE Student

In partnership with Goldsmiths University of London, we welcome Marzena to our school for her PGCE placement.

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)

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Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)

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.

Travel Training

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Travel Training

In conjunction with Transport for London, Metropolitan Police and Southwark Council

Year 11's Exam Seminar

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Year 11's Exam Seminar

Parents and carers of our year 11 students attended the late afternoon talk about their children's examinations for the coming year.