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Year 1 having been learning about their bodies naming parts of the body and it's organs.


Friday 15th January 2021 is the last day to apply for a Reception Class place for September 2021. Have you completed your on line form?


At the end of last term we held our Good News assembly where we celebrated teamwork, one of our school values. These children were commended for being team players in Years 4, 5 and 6


At the end of last term we held our Good News assembly where we celebrated teamwork, one of our school values. These children were commended for being team players in years 1, 2 and 3.


Southgate celebrated Christmas Jumper Day and raised £348.24 for Save the Children. Well done everyone


The children at Southgate have made little goodie bags and cards for some of our community neighbours who may be on their own or isolating this Christmas. We wish would like to wish them all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Look who is doing exceptionally well with his reading. He devours books, reading new novels every single day. He is a very mature reader and has devoured a huge range of topics. I am such a proud teacher. Mrs Wilkie (and I'm a proud Headteacher too)


We love reading at Southgate! We have a book recommendation each month and the children read and review the book. Here are our book review winners for Years 1 and 2; 3 and 4 and 5 and 6. They each won the 'actual' book. Well done super readers!


Year 6 have been testing out different types and sizes of beaks in science. They have had a quacking time!


Vegetables, skittles and painting with spices in Year 2


Art in Burningham Class is in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the children used fruit and vegetables. They also painted autumn scenes using spices - turmeric, cumin, paprika and cinnamon. They looked good and smelled delicious!


Is your child 5 between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022? Looking for a school place? Contact Southgate primary to hear all about us.


Will your child be 5 years old between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022? Are you looking for a school place? Contact us to hear all about our wonderful school


Max loves dinosaurs. He has been using his models to explore light and shadow.


Blackman Class participated in an RAF Glider Challenge virtually, with other schools. We had to plan and design a glider based on an RAF aircraft. We tested their gliding ability - one travelled 8.5m! Tommy and C won our class competition for teamwork and creativity.


We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Here are our Year 4 Odd Sockers!


We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Year 2 learned 'If you can be anything, be kind!'


We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Year R had lots of Odd Socks, Year 1 identified people who can help us - the Helpful Tree


Thank you everyone for your generous contributions!


Southgate celebrated Children in Need 2020 with a mad hat and hair day. We collected coins to donate to Child in Need. Here are some of the children's crazy creations!

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

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


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

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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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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. 

Tracy Ruston - Parent Member of the School Standards Board


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