Cavendish School is a small mixed Independent School for 11-16 year olds who have an Education Health Care Plan for SEMH. Our students are taught the full curriculum, taking Entry Level and GCSE in year 11.

Our School offers:

  •  Small class sizes maximum of 6/7

  • Amazing students

  • Friendly and supportive staff team

  • Supportive SLT/SMT

  • A good work life balance

  • Enrolment into the Teachers’ Pension scheme (Teacher)

  • Enrolment into the school NEST Pension scheme (LSA)

  • A range of employee support and wellbeing benefits including our Employee Assistance programme (EAP), termly well-being days and fully equipped gym.

We are looking to recruit the following staff:


A Teacher of SCIENCE

We wish to appoint a full time Teacher of Science to teach across KS3 and KS4 who is passionate about teaching and can enthuse our students to succeed in this this subject.

We are happy to receive applications from experienced teachers who have worked/trained in either primary or secondary in mainstream or a special setting.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to meet the needs of individual students who have SEMH and complex social and communications difficulties.  Training will be encouraged and the person appointed will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to personal development.    

We are looking for our new team member to have: 

  • Qualified Teacher Status

  • A sound subject knowledge

  • Experience of working with students with challenging behaviour

  • A desire to work with difficult and challenging students

  • A good record of working in a team

  • A range of strategies for motivating students

  • The flexibility to develop new and innovative ways of working

  • Excellent computer skills

Salary is dependent upon experience.    Closing date is the 12th May 2024.  Shortlisting will take place on 14th May 2024 interviews will take place week commencing 20th May 2024.            


Learning Support Assistants

Term Time Only 8.30am to 3pm

We are looking to expand our classroom support staff to work alongside the teacher supporting students accessing their learning. 

Applicants must have GCSE’s in Maths and English, previous experience of working with pupils in a school setting is essential working with pupils with SEND would be advantageous

Closing date is the 19th May 2024.  Shortlisting will take place on the 22nd May and interviews during week commencing 3rd June 2024.


Visits to the school by appointment are encouraged.  For further information please contact Debbie Sycamore – 020 7394 0088 –

Cavendish School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Our school has an equal opportunities policy for selection and recruitment in accordance with our safeguarding policy, the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check along with a check against the DBS children’s barred list.

We are passionate about giving our young people the best school and learning experience. Our ethos is at the core of school life ‘Every day is a Fresh Start’.

We also welcome volunteers.

For further information and an application pack (we do not accept C.V.’s, please email Debbie –

Cavendish School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, and successful candidates will need to undertake a DBS check.   The school will only accept completed School Application Forms.

For further information and to obtain an application form, please contact Debbie Sycamore on 020 7394 0088 or email



We welcome visits to the school. Further information about voluntary positions and arrangement for visits can be made by telephoning Debbie Sycamore on 020 7394 0088.


Our recruitment processes follows the guidance in the DfE document Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education.  All staff will be required to undertake a disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.


For an application pack see attached PDF or contact Debbie Sycamore on 020 7394 0088 or email Debbie at


Lady Gomm House, 58 Hawkstone Road, London SE16 2PA



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