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27/10/21

If I had a hammer.... Year R have been doing woodwork but have made sure they are totally safe with these grown up tools. Safety goggles and hi vis jackets and just look at their finished products. https://t.co/j6WJQXafPK

24/10/21

Year 1 have been making structures in Design Technology. They have been planning and making and testing and evaluating, just look at that concentration! https://t.co/xnYJyi4Ufi

22/10/21

It's Good News Week at Southgate. Every teacher had to choose children who have been great team players or amazing learners this half term. Here are our Key Stage 1 super stars. https://t.co/xVmC3K2GpU

21/10/21

In design technology Year 5 have been making phone covers. (they'll now be able to sew on a button and fix a hem!) I've seen some amazing results. https://t.co/Iv8qqWJOzD

18/10/21

On Thursday, the Year 6 football team played in the Crawley District Cup. We were drawn in a tough group but finished with two wins, one draw and a loss. We finished in 3rd place due to goal difference. Well done to all the boys involved. https://t.co/KIrIqRQgR3

18/10/21

Developing our fine motor skills to help us learn to hold a pencil and write. https://t.co/2kOJ5riX76

15/10/21

Year 1 have been finding out how to make the sturdiest sandcastles in science. They have been investigating, predicting and observing. https://t.co/2VCpIWzq8S

13/10/21

We welcomed our Parents and Carers in to school to see how we learn in maths. We understand what numbers represent, how they work together and how we build on our mathematical skills. We are learning to be maths masters! It was great to see lots of grown ups joining in. https://t.co/3JZt6JGQ6k

10/10/21

We love learning at Southgate https://t.co/dlX248xNqx

08/10/21

HSBC Bank came to Southgate to talk about all things money! https://t.co/DCe1vVxHL0

04/10/21

It's lovely to hear the sound of voices singing and music playing in school again. https://t.co/Tj5zBtcgrs

30/09/21

Welcome to The Nook, our new sensory room at Southgate Primary https://t.co/rdG8RwATrn

27/09/21

Southgate are learning about Harvest time. We think of others in challenging circumstances and where we can, we help. Well done Southgate children for all your kind donations. https://t.co/KU4YqoCfiC

24/09/21

22 drummers drumming! Year 4 Cowell Class took part in their first music lesson this week learning how to play the djemba drums. It was noisy but fun! https://t.co/m0RqTewC2f

20/09/21

Coaches from Vision Sports have joined us at Southgate to help us get better and better at P.E and sport. On a rainy Tuesday we played indoor dodgeball learning to aim and throw - we all had an exciting time whilst improving our skills. https://t.co/TFt7TR7Nbg

17/09/21

Welcome to our New Reception children! They are all part of Campbell Class and what a team they are already. They are brave - look at that climbing and exploring, inquisitive and enthusiastic about learning. They also really liked their school dinner...well it was roast potatoes! https://t.co/6M5fANUyu2

16/09/21

Southgate are celebrating National Teaching Assistants Day! Our Teaching Assistants are integral to all we do at Southgate and we value them so much. Thank you for all that you do. https://t.co/YAzH68zrR2

09/09/21

Back to school! Our new Year 2 have been painting with mud, producing art in the style of Jackson Pollock, creating lava lamps and learning about their brains and neuroplasticity - all in one week! It's so good to be back at school. https://t.co/USgb2xK71H

04/09/21

We are looking forward to welcoming back our children, Parents, Carers and staff on Monday 6th September 2021. Happy new term every one. https://t.co/6G9qRUBsed

31/08/21

Who has been an amazing learner this year? These children have! Here are our Lead Learners from Key Stage 2 from our last Good News Assembly of the year. Well done to you all. https://t.co/aP4XLhPE8k

School Standards Board (SSB)

Our School Standards Board (SSB) meets once per half term. Our SSB provides the local governance function for our schools which fits within the overall governance structure of GLF Schools. Further information about governance at GLF Schools can be found here.

The three core functions of governance are:

1.  Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2.  Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management, including well-being, of staff

3.  Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

It is therefore important that our SSB comprises the right people with the right skills to make appropriate and informed decisions for a school, taking into account the views of children and students, staff, parents and the local community.

To contact the Chair of our Standards Board, Mr Kevin Gawley, please email k.gawley@glfschools.org

Please see the table below for the members of our School Standards Board.

Name

Term of Office

Start Date

End Date (where applicable)

Body who appointed

Kevin Gawley

4 years 01/06/2019 01/06/2023 GLF Trust

David Fry

4 years 01/12/2019 31/11/2023 GLF Trust

Jemima Barnes

4 years 01/06/2019 01/06/2023 GLF Trust

Samantha Gray

4 years 01/04/2019 01/04/2023 GLF Trust/Parent

Tracy Ruston

4 years 01/06/2020 31/05/2024 GLF Trust/Parent

Bev Homer

Ex-offico 01/09/2019   GLF Trust

Kelly Cardoo

Clerk to SSB      

Please click here to view Governor Attendance and Register of Interest

 

Kevin Gawley - Chair of School Standards Board

Kevin gawley

Kevin Gawley graduated from St. Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill in 1978 and began his teaching career in Surrey.

He developed his leadership experience in Slough, and worked for Berkshire County Council as a Management Consultant before taking his first substantive Headteacher role in Surrey in January 1995. He has extensive headship experience in four schools and most recently was Executive Headteacher at a Primary school in Guildford, where he worked on a part-time basis in a strategic role.

He has been actively involved in school-to-school projects using his experience of headship of schools in Ofsted categories, and is now working as an Education Consultant. He is an NCSL Consultant Leader and Local Leader of Education. He has served as a school governor for more than 25 years in both Primary and Secondary schools

David Fry - Member of the School Standards Board

David fry

David Fry retired after a long career in senior financial positions around the world with Philips, the Dutch multinational electronics company. He has been involved in school governance directly or indirectly for some 25years.

Prior to Southgate, he had been a local authority governor in West Sussex, mostly in Secondary but latterly in the Primary sector. From 2008 he was Chair of Governors for 8 years in a large Secondary school followed by 2 years in a Primary school.

He is a member of the Chartered Governance Institute. His main interest is in finance and strategic/ improvement planning. 

Travel, reading and playing bowls are his main leisure interests.

Samantha Gray - Parent Member of the School Standards Board

 

Sam gray

 

Samantha has worked within childcare for 15 years, 13 of which were within an SEN school, and the last 2 years as a childminder.

Samantha has joined the SSB to give a parents perspective.  She wants to support the school and its changes positively, as her eldest son attends Southgate, and her youngest will be joining 2020.

Jemima Barnes - Member of the School Standards BoardJemima Jemima lives in the local community and is delighted to be appointed as a Governor for Southgate Primary - she is looking forward to working with both the school (pupils, parents, staff) and local community to ensure that we deliver against the Southgate mission: the school will be a 'place where excellence, pride and ambition is at the heart of all we do.' 

Although now working day to day in the finance industry, Jemima has always had a keen interest in education - she graduated from Loughborough University with a PhD in Psychology - the focus of her studies was adolescent motivation in physical education. Most recently she has been a Career Ready mentor (connecting young people with the world of work) and previously she has worked as a Learning Support Assistant.

Jemima enjoys open water swimming, gardening, dog walking and yoga. 

Tracy Ruston - Parent Member of the School Standards Board

 

To be completed