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12/12/19

Staff took part in a great science training session with Tom Holloway the GLF science cluster Lead, fun was had by all https://t.co/Or17vMQuML

15/11/19

We are READY for Children in Need 2019! As well as a £1 donation for wearing spots and stripes, children have brought in copper coins to fill up this beautiful Pudsey Bear painting - a fantastic way to raise even more money! ! https://t.co/tFNOwySRwD

15/11/19

Retweeted From Sam Stewart

I took eight Year 6s to the district netball festival today and for each of them, it was their first experience of representing our school in an inter-school sporting event. 🏐 Superb teamwork and values shown throughout, what a bunch!

14/11/19

Earlier in the week, Southgate children and staff took to the playground to line up and honour Remembrance Day with a 2 minute silence at 11am. We are very proud of our children who showed understanding and respect. https://t.co/E9LHoDJmH5

14/11/19

REMINDER! We are really looking forward to raising money for Children in Need tomorrow - please come to school wearing spots or stripes in return for a £1 donation!

14/11/19

Retweeted From Sam Stewart

Loving the progress my year 6s are making in dance, particularly the boys who in week 1 we’re very unimpressed with our new PE unit. Today, one particular group performed their ‘dance mashup’ and received a standing ovation from the rest of the class. Brilliant stuff!

12/11/19

We are celebrating our differences and individuality today at Southgate- Odd Socks Day 2019! https://t.co/Mn11CQ1nNI

25/10/19

Well done to all the children and staff for a brilliant start to the school year! We hope you all enjoy a well deserved rest, and look forward to seeing you for the second half of the Autumn Term on 4th November! https://t.co/V7qUDBYvJ3

21/10/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Booking is a must for tours - plenty of dates from today to January so come and see how to join the family https://t.co/qMfZgVPT4A https://t.co/B2ZHYJ44ZA

18/10/19

We learn in all different ways at Southgate! https://t.co/3NbaNweUTR

18/10/19

Looking after our staff, so they can look after the children! Thank you Mrs Homer! https://t.co/lfTuVfnbOa

18/10/19

If you are considering Southgate Primary School for your child next September, why not join us on a school tour, and learn more about what we can offer! Tours running throughout the Autumn term, please call 01293 525 966 for more information!

14/10/19

We will be holding school tours across the Autumn Term, and we would be delighted to show you around our wonderful school. Please note that these tours are by appointment only, so it is important to pre-book your space. Please contact the School Office on 01293 525 966 to book.

14/10/19

Was your child born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016? If so, you must apply for their reception school place by 15th January 2020. Why not consider Southgate Primary School?

08/10/19

Lovely to see our Parents and Carers at the Talk for Writing Curriculum morning today - we hope you found it useful!

03/10/19

SPOTTED! Our very talented Taya, from Year 5, has won a Debut child Performer of the Year Award for her performance in The Hunt at the Almeida Theatre, London. We are so incredibly proud of her, what an achievement! https://t.co/9ZLlYSqnF1

03/10/19

REMINDER - School is closed tomorrow, Friday 4th October, for Staff Training.

30/09/19

What a fantastic time our Year 6 children had at the annual Junior Citizen event on Friday - they thoroughly enjoyed the workshops provided. Very proud of how they represented Southgate Primary, with inquisitive questions and great behaviour https://t.co/PK2idpd3j8

27/09/19

Wonderful to see our parents and carers supporting our MacMillan coffee morning today - the cake looks delicious, and we are making money for a fantastic cause! https://t.co/CqDA8DjpgO

School Strategy Board (SSB)

Our Schools Strategy 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 Strategy Board, Mr Kevin Gawley, please email gawleyk@glfschools.org

Please see the table below for the members of our School Strategy 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

Juliet Ward

4 years 01/06/2019 01/06/2023 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

Bev Homer

Ex-offico 01/09/2019   GLF Trust

Sarah Lynagh

GLF Ex team 01/09/2019   GLF Trust

Maria Ciero-Scott

GLF Ex team 01/09/2019   GLF Trust

Please click here to view Governor Attendance and Register of Interest

 

Kevin Gawley - Chair of Schools Strategy 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

Juliet Ward - Member of the Schools Strategy Board

 

Julie

Juliet Ward has spent 50 years in primary education, first as a teacher with experience over the Early Years to the end of Year 6 age group, then as a deputy headteacher in Haywards Heath and headteacher in Crawley. Juliet was made an HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspector of schools and colleges) in 1997. During the twelve years serving as an HMI, she supported schools in challenging circumstances and led inspections of primary schools and University primary training courses, for teachers across the country.

Since retirement as an HMI, she has continued to work supporting primary schools and working as a freelance inspector for Ofsted. Now, completely retired, she has joined the Southgate and Academy Trust’s group of governors, with a focus to oversee and monitor all Safeguarding throughout the school. Juliet is has been subject to a full DBS check to ensure her suitability to work with children and young adults.

Samantha Gray - Parent Member of the Schools Strategy 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 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.