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Year 6 had a wonderful morning at The Hawth taking part in the annual Junior Citizen event! They learned all about staying safe whilst out and about. 😎👍


This week in year 1 we have been working hard on our handwriting. We have been ordering sentences and we made paper boats to sail around the world.


We have had a brilliant morning with Simon Drake Photography today, taking updated photos for our prospectus. The children looked so smart in their new uniform!


Year 5 have enjoyed a busy first week - doing a Mayan artifacts investigation, playing the maths game "nice and nasty" and preparing and delivering a presentation on a Mayan city - well done Year 5!


Year 1 have enjoyed exploring numbers to ten this week. They have been learning to write, count and recognise these numbers and have enjoyed getting creative with their learning by drawing number in glitter and building them with pasta.


YEAR 6 PARENTS - please read: We are aware of the following Open Evenings for secondary schools in the are: * The Holy Trinity C of E Secondary School - Thursday 27th September 5-9pm *Ifield Community College - Thursday 20th September 6-8pm


We look forward to seeing Years 3 & 4 at 5-6pm tonight, and Years 5 & 6 at 6.30-7.30pm this evening for an informal meeting with their teachers in the classrooms. Please enter via the main school entrance!


Happy Roald Dahl day everyone! What’s your favourite Roald Dahl book?


In Year 2 we started our topic 'A day in the life of...' by using drama and role play to explore different jobs people might have. The children had the opportunity to be a vet, mathematician, artist, teacher, librarian, police officer and many others too. A great start to Yr 2!


Year 3 have been learning about forces - they acted out 'pushing' and 'pulling' forces. Can you guess which force the children are acting?!


EVACUATE, EVACUATE! Year 6 had quite a surprise this morning when they were forced to evacuate their classrooms and experience life during World War II !


Calling all parents! A reminder to sign up to school clubs by midnight tonight using this link : .


We look forward to welcoming you this evening to meet the teachers in an informal setting - Reeception class (Owl and Hedgehogs) at 5.30 - 6.30pm and Year 1 & 2 at 6.30-7.30pm. Please enter via the main school entrance!


We hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and are gearing up for our first full busy week! ☺️ With that being said, if you haven’t already, please ensure your child has their (fully named) PE kit in school hanging on their peg every day! ⚽️🎾⛹🏾‍♂️🤸🏿‍♀️


We are very proud to present our new house and vice captains for this year. The children are excited to start their new roles!


Year 6 had a lovely first day! They particularly enjoyed playing an excellent strategy game called Codinca in the afternoon by 😎👍


REMINDER - Term starts on Wednesday 5th September. We look forward to welcoming all children back, raring to go for the beginning of the Autumn Term!


Best of luck to last year’s Year 6’s starting the next stage of their academic lives this week at secondary school! Good luck and do pop in and see us soon and let us know how you’re getting on 👍


We all hope everyone has had a very happy and safe break. The staff are very excited to welcome the children back on Wednesday morning! 😎




S.E.N.D (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)  Support

We are a mainstream, inclusive school that fully complies with the requirements outlined in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2014). The Code of Practice provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations. It relates to children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabled children and young people.

What are special educational needs?

A child has special educational needs (SEN) if they require provision to be made which is ‘additional to or different from’ that provided for the majority.

At Southgate Primary, we recognise our duties, as stated in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice.


  • We will ensure that all pupils with special educational needs have full and equal access to the curriculum and all aspects of school life

  • The school will endeavour, through appropriate use of funding, staffing and professional expertise, to meet the needs of all our children

  • The school will provide a curriculum which is appropriate and matched to individual needs and learning styles

At Southgate we recognise that the quality of teaching within the classroom has the greatest influence over children’s progress. We therefore invest in training, resources and monitoring to ensure our classrooms are an inclusive place for all children. This is known as the ‘Wave 1’ or ‘Quality First Teaching’ level.

Additional interventions at ‘Wave 2’ are planned to enable children to accelerate their progress and work at, or above the expectations for their age. These are generally taught in a small group and sometimes a 1:1 situation. Interventions run for 10 weeks and are reviewed as part of the school’s Pupil Progress structure.

A child identified as having SEND also receives ‘Wave 3’ interventions. These may be provided individually or in a small group, and the support provided is personalised to enable the child to achieve his/her potential. This support is additional to or different from the everyday curriculum for that class and is detailed in an Individual Support Plan (ISP). This plan is prepared by the class teacher, overseen by the SENCO and is reviewed termly. It may also include provision/ advice from an external agency or professional, such as a Speech and Language therapist.

Wave 2

Please read our SEN Information report to find out more about our special educational needs provision here at Southgate Primary.

If you would like more information, please contact the Inclusion Lead, Sharon Bondonno or contact the SENDCO for additional support. or visit our inclusion page for more information.

Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co- ordinator (SENDCO) is Mrs Gemma Barton. If you wish to speak to Mrs Barton, please contact her via the school office on 01293 525 966, or make an appointment by email at

As part of the National Special Educational Needs Reform, local authorities are required to publish a ‘local offer’ which is intended to provide information about provision available to children with special educational needs in the local area.  At Southgate Primary School we are proud of our inclusive practice and what we can offer to all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

For information on the West Sussex SEND local offer please visit the West Sussex website: