Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

Traditional, Inclusive, Supportive

Cavell

Head of House: Miss Batty

The student chosen mottos for Cavell house are ‘strength in the face of difficulty’ and ‘keep calm and Cavell on’. This is because our house is named after someone who definitely showed strength when she was working as a nurse in World War One. It’s this courage and kindness that is encouraged in our house. As said by Cavell/RHA “Cavell is a caring house”. We participate in lots of fundraising and other school events, such as the shoebox appeal, the food bank appeal, Roald Dahl quiz, various cook-offs and the textiles competition. We are very proud of everyone’s involvement in community events and lessons, from collecting house points to flying over the finish line in the Sports Festival. We also have some excellent student leaders in our house – our House Captain Jamie Barrett, vice-House Captain Dominic Pataki and we also have the Head Boy in our house – Sam Lockhart. We also have a committed team of prefects, house forum reps and form captains.

The Cavell tutors work extremely hard to mentor the students in their form, as well as encouraging them academically but also in extra-curricular activities. They also help instil the caring nature of our house by encouraging different year groups to help each other.

In recent years, around 40 students went to The Forum in Norwich for a special exhibition about Edith Cavell as October marks 100 years since she was executed for being a spy, as she helped both sides in World War One. We also held an exhibition at school, which was a huge success.

For the upcoming year we have lots of hopes and goals. We want to work at getting even more people involved in school activities, such as charity week and all of the wonderful competitions.

Being Head of Cavell gives me a huge sense of pride and community, I wear my blue badge proudly and I am always thrilled to see our students fulfilling their potential and beating their best in all areas of school.