In this Internet age we are acutely aware of how vulnerable our young people can be when online.
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.
In aid of British Heart Foundation
Our garden was officially opened and a plaque unveiled dedicated to our old therapy dog Lucy.
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.
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
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.
Our very own Lauren Murray will be running in this year's London Marathon to raise funds for Make A Wish Foundation.
We welcome our new chef Nigel Denne.
Dates for the Entry Level Exams are:
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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.
"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.
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
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
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
We had a visit from Chloe from Zoolab early in the spring term as part of our Science curriculum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday 11th December in Southwark Park,we hosted a Sponsored Dog Walk to raise money for Guide Dogs.
We are delighted to announce that Shelby and Michael have passed their AQA Award Introduction to Horticulture.
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.
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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.
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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