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04/07/22

St Francis Rugby Club came to train Year 6 on Friday. They taught a range of skills and talent spotted offering an immediate place for one of our pupils...Twickenham here you come! https://t.co/JrdPlY9vn2

03/07/22

Year 6 had a mini Olympics at K2 - they were brilliant with positive 'have a go' attitudes. https://t.co/2sFnOMGGOB

01/07/22

We ended our book week dressing as characters from a book. Well done to everyone for a super effort. https://t.co/AArcN6tUyp

01/07/22

Parents joined us for a Book Tasting Day yesterday. This was a chance to read with the children and have a little taste of all the different types of books we can read. https://t.co/2bmHppW1zj

28/06/22

It's Book Week at Southgate Primary School! We have our Book Fair, visiting authors, shared and paired reading, a Book Tasting Menu and a dress as a book character day...phew, so much reading. We enjoyed listening to author Jim Beckett today and learning how to start a novel. https://t.co/S3AQo0Fj6t

27/06/22

Year 2 have been observing the life cycle of a stick insect. Here they are, fully grown. https://t.co/T0wJnfCug8

24/06/22

We have a new playground with seats and benches and markings. It helps us to stay fit and active. https://t.co/YiR4zP3sf8

23/06/22

Sports Day 2022 - an absolutely brilliant day all round. The whole school took part and everyone was a winner! https://t.co/nZ7tE97nA8

20/06/22

'It was amazing'; 'I loved it at the end'; 'I loved it when they sang 'Stick it to the man''; 'My favourite part was when they were deciding their roles and instruments, it was inspiring' As you can tell, Year 6 loved School of Rock1 https://t.co/gYssl0gAPn

19/06/22

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there, from Southgate Primary School https://t.co/62mv9ofHJG

17/06/22

Campbell Class, our Reception children, invited Dads and Grandads into school to say a big thank you for caring for them. Happy Fathers Day for Sunday. https://t.co/Lx6pBoFaq3

16/06/22

Year 6 visited The Hawth Theatre to see School of Rock. It was a-ma-zing! Lots of laughter, applause and fantastic music. Truly inspirational. https://t.co/jtqIMW6LIj

14/06/22

Year 3 had fun at Football Day last week. https://t.co/ydMdwtr2sI

10/06/22

We are geographers in Year 2. We can use globes, maps, atlases and IT to help us learn about countries, cities and towns. https://t.co/DCx3O6tFt3

08/06/22

Pneumatics is how air pressure powers and moves something. Future engineers at Southgate. https://t.co/5vcXpPE0UG

06/06/22

Before half term, Year 5 used their maths, science and Design Technology skills to bake cakes. They look delicious. https://t.co/yE0y6rGnD7

27/05/22

God Save Our Gracious Queen, Long Live Our Noble Queen, God Save The Queen. We had a fantastic time at our Jubilee Celebrations today. The children looked amazing, as did Mr Watson! https://t.co/2S0LDIxjX3

25/05/22

I can feel my heart beat...science in Morpurgo Class https://t.co/jr6TnaD39S

18/05/22

Campbell Class have been reading Michael Rosen's Going on Bear Hunt. They used props to retell the story. https://t.co/SozuVcTgDY

16/05/22

Sitting in the sunshine with a good book. https://t.co/H29e7rmZHv

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 click here to view the membership, business interests and meeting attendance for our SSB members

 

Kevin Gawley - Chair of School Standards Board

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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

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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

 

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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.