Cavendish Junior School

Cavendish Junior School

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Cavendish Job Centre

We are: Independent



We encourage our pupils to be as independent as possible and ready for whatever the world will throw at them when they leave us in Year 6. For this reason, we offer jobs to our pupils to help with the smooth running of school.  


Various jobs are advertised in school during the course of the year e.g.

  • gardeners
  • librarians
  • lunch-box monitors
  • Anti-Stigma Ambassadors
  • Junior Teaching Assistants (JTA's)
  • and many more!

Pupils apply for a job they like and, if successful begin work. They are paid a rate in "Cavendish Currency" and they have a job card which members staff sign to say they have completed their hours. Pupils then get to spend their wages (or bank them to save up for something special) at the Cavendish Shop which opens every term.

We think having a job centre helps pupils learn:

  • responsibility
  • new skills
  • how to save their wages so they can buy what they want
  • how to prepare for the "real" world of modern Britain