If you have a safeguarding concern outside of school hours and think that a child is being abused or neglected please contact the out of office hours Southwark Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and ask for the emergency duty team. If you think a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.

Back On TrackFREE short courses to build skills, knowledge & confidence for Southwark residents

Back on Track is an interactive programme of activities for residents, that offer career and personal
development opportunities. It provides ideas and tools to make a difference in your community, whether you are already involved or would like to be, and a range of transferable skills to support your aspirations.


Hidaya Women’s Association (run by one of our very own parents), is holding an event to bring women together for International Women’s Day 2022.

The aim is to come together, share ideas, promote female led business and most of all have fun & make new friends.

Please come along and celebrate this day with us!



A big thank you to Nadia from Ruby’s Reads, who came to our celebration of Black Culture Evening and shared her love of books and reading with us.  Nadia has a selection of inclusive books on offer, some of which we saw on the night and at the KS2 book fair this term. We look forward to working more with Nadia in the coming year. Details for the KS1 book fair will be displayed soon!

You can also find Ruby’s Reads on Instagram: @rubysreads_uk

A big thank you to Kemi Bamgbose who came to our celebration of Black Culture Evening and shared a chapter of her book with us. It was so interesting hearing her experiences and inspiration for writing the book.  We look forward to working more with Kemi in the coming year.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, please go to carobeemedia.com.


Saturday 27th November 2021, marks the 21st anniversary of the tragic death of Damilola Taylor.  We at Oliver Goldsmith School will always remember this young boy and the way in which he has shaped our community. Just one week before he died, Damilola wrote of his hope to one day save the world.

Please check out the Damilola Taylor Trust (link below), which was started by his father and is committed to providing young people with opportunities to play, learn and live their lives free of fear and violence and with optimism for a future where opportunities flourish.


The internet can be a place for children and young people to learn, spend time with friends, and have fun.  As parents, we generally do everything we can to keep our children safe, like being careful when crossing a road and always wearing a helmet when cycling. But what can we do to protect them from  inappropriate content online?

Please see the following link for advice and information about social media apps and how to keep children safe when using or being exposed to them.

Please speak to a member of staff if you are concerned about your child’s or another child’s use of the internet.


 Being late for school can have a serious impact on a child’s learning!

Don’t be Late Through the Gate!

School starts at 8.45 am

Being late on a regular basis adds up to a loss of learning time.

5 mins late every day 3.4 days of learning lost every year
10 mins late every day 6.9 days of learning lost every year
15 mins late every day 10.3 days of learning lost every year
20 mins late every day 13.8 days of learning lost every year
30 mins late every day 20.7 days of learning lost every day



Join us and Celebrate!

As part of our Black history and Culture work, we are hosting an evening celebrating our rich school community.

Tickets are available from the school office (max 3 per family)

Please see Kamla for more info!