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23/02/18

Come and join us on Saturday 24th February at 10-2pm at the West Sussex Recruitment Fair @ Ifield Community College. Interested in a career in teaching? Come and talk to us at the Southgate stand!

22/02/18

Don't forget about our Parent Coffee Morning next Wednesday 28th February at 9am where we will be discussing Uniform. Come and join us, all welcome!

22/02/18

Who is yet to complete our Parent survey? Please log on now and have your say! https://t.co/l8lzw8Qdqf

20/02/18

Parents - make sure you read the letter that was emailed today (and on our website under News and Events) regarding the Parent Survey we would like you to participate in!

20/02/18

Come and join us on Saturday 24th February at 10-2pm at the West Sussex Recruitment Fair @ Ifield Community College. Interested in a career in teaching? Come and talk to us at the Southgate stand!

20/02/18

Who will be tweeting with us in the school hall on Friday at 3.30pm! Mr McGivern is excited to share his expertise (he is a Twitter GENIUS!!)

19/02/18

Peru class have been making fruit salads for our topic, 'What's on the menu?'. We had a great time preparing and chopping the fruit and an even better time eating it! We are now ready to write a recount about the experience in our Literacy lessons! https://t.co/UvLpwCYadB

19/02/18

Twitter masterclass for parents this Friday at 3.30pm in the school hall! Struggle with understanding how to retweet? Not sure what a hashtag is? Want to know what it means to trend on Twitter? Come and join us!

19/02/18

Fab article, thanks https://t.co/MazrupzlWc

19/02/18

Welcome back to school! We hope you had a restful half term, and you're ready for the second half of the Spring Term!

17/02/18

Retweeted From chris mcgivern

As a teacher , part of the , I was privileged to take 4 fantastic children on a special school trip today. A trip to experience ‘S newest product at The Science Museum. truly IS a magical mixture of ‘Make, Play and Discover’ 😍 https://t.co/5ulWUTW7iT

17/02/18

Some of our Year 6 children are having an amazing time at The London Science Museum at an exclusive preview event for ‘s newest educational toy - ☺️😍👍 https://t.co/jkX3wkmxyB

17/02/18

Retweeted From chris mcgivern

We’re here!!! Get ready 😜☺️🤓 https://t.co/jY34hcOMvt

17/02/18

Retweeted From chris mcgivern

are on the way to preview today! We’re coming 😍😎👍 https://t.co/W5sDpFyhC2

09/02/18

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Eventually, half term is here! Thank you to every single one of the employees for helping make a truly positive difference to the children and students in our schools. Now it's time to rest, relax and re-charge! https://t.co/caLYSsQ007

09/02/18

Can you guess which cookies were under Mr McGivern’s watch from the last tweet?!!!!

09/02/18

Can you guess which cookies were under Mr McGivern’s watch? https://t.co/PCkIWwY1BU

09/02/18

Year 6 today had a ‘special session’ as a reward for Dojo points! Excited faces of cookie bakers! https://t.co/kYvvculYnu

09/02/18

Parents - please look at your emails sent today. We are running a Parent Feedback Survey, and would like you to complete this online! The link have been emailed :)

09/02/18

We break up for half term today AT THE NORMAL TIME! We hope you all have a lovely week off :)

Vision and Values

Southgate values powerpoint slide

British Values

At Southgate Primary School we uphold and actively promote fundamental British Values, as directed by the DFE, through our spiritual, moral and cultural education, encompassing our Unicef Rights Respecting Schools work and the PSHE SEAL programme.

Lord Nash, in November 2014 Guidance on promoting British Values, said:

"A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society, who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.

We want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.

This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain."

At Southgate Primary School we actively promote British values through our school and class charters, the curriculum and teaching. We promote respect and tolerance for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. We are fully committed to preparing children for becoming responsible citizens of the future.

Please also see our Enabling Enterprise work.

Rights Respecting Schools

We are a Rights Respecting School and we have been awarded the Recognition of Commitment by Unicef for the work we have done in this area so far. We are currently embedding our Level One work and will be going for accreditation soon.

We use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) with the children to ensure they know about the universal rights of children and to ensure they respect each other's rights, as part of our PSHE and Citizenship programme.

What are children's rights?

There are 42 main articles in the convention, which set out how children should be treated. While our school has been working on implementing the articles through our general practice, these are the most relevant ones for the children:

  • The right to a childhood
  • The right to be healthy
  • The right to be treated fairly
  • The right to a voice

We set up a Pupil focus group with our School Council Representatives taking on the roles of Rights Respecting School champions and conducted an audit of our school. This helped us to write an action plan to ensure we focussed on the rights of the child in our school.

We welcome ideas from the school community and would love parents/ carers to join our stakeholder group. Please speak to Mrs Bondonno if you are interested.

For more information please visit the Unicef website at www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa