KEY INFORMATION

Safeguarding and Mental Health

If you have a Safeguarding concern, we hope that you will speak to a member of staff in person, however if you do not feel comfortable doing this, please complete the google form which will raise your concern to us. This can be anonymous if you wish.

At Cavendish we believe that safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.

Our pupils’ welfare is our paramount concern. Cavendish safeguards and promotes the welfare of pupils and works together with other agencies to ensure that our school has appropriate arrangements to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering or likely to suffer harm.

Cavendish is a community and all those directly connected: staff members, governors, parents/carers, families and pupils, have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.

We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

We recognise the importance of providing an environment within Cavendish that will help children feel safe and respected. We recognise the importance of enabling children to talk openly and to feel confident that they will be listened to.

We recognise that all adults within the school, including permanent and temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.

We will work with parents to build an understanding of the school’s responsibilities to ensure the welfare of all children, including the need for referrals to other agencies in some situations.

Our Safeguarding Team - Secondary School:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):

  • Dave Kilby
  • Dkilby@Cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL):

  • Lester Cooley-Greene
  • Lcooley-greene@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk

Other DSL trained staff:

Year 7: Katie Whealtey
Year 8: Nicola Jarvis
Year 9: Ali Buxton
Year 10: Lester Cooley-Greene
Year 11: Jayne Hughes
The Route: Grace Howarth
Executive Headteacher: Peter Marchant

Our Safeguarding Team - Primary School and EYFS:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):

  • Danielle Crossinggum
  • Dcrossinggum@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL):

  • Anne Stead
  • Sara Wardle
  • Simone Jackson

These are the email contacts for the Safeguarding Team at Cavendish School but if you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please make immediate contact and clearly state that your concern relates to a potential safeguarding issue. If your concerns are outside of school hours or during the school holidays, please contact the police or the Single Point of Advice team directly.
If a child is in imminent danger then please dial 999 for the Police.

Routes of Communication:

  • Primary/Pre-School:

If parents/carers or members of the public have any Safeguarding concerns, please contact any of the Safeguarding team, either by phone or by email.
Pupils in the first instance are encouraged to speak to their class teacher who will ensure they are supported through the process.
Our internal referral system will be used to raise concerns and ensure that they are dealt with swiftly and sensitively. In many instances this will involve speaking to the pupil and parent/carer and pupil and all parties deciding on a plan to be put in place to ensure the child’s safety and wellbeing.

  • Secondary:

If parents/carers or members of the public have any Safeguarding concerns, please contact either Dave Kilby or Lester Cooley-Greene on their email addresses above.
If a pupil has a concern, they should speak to their Guidance leader who will ensure they are supported through the process.
Our internal referral system will be used to raise concerns and ensure that they are dealt with swiftly and sensitively. In many instances this will involve speaking to the pupil and parent/carer and pupil and all parties deciding on a plan to be put in place to ensure the child’s safety and wellbeing.

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of pupils achieved 9-4 in English.

After School programs

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of pupils achieved 9-4 in Maths.

Years Established

Celebrating Success

The staff and governors of Cavendish wish to congratulate all of our Year 11 pupils for the fantastic GCSE grades they have achieved this year.

Headteacher, Peter Marchant said, "The grades that our pupils have achieved are a reflection of their hard work throughout their time at the school and they can rightly feel proud of what they have achieved through these  challenging times."