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Year 2 singing the National Anthem during their celebrations today!


Royal street party!! What a fab day the children have had celebrating!


Designing crests for the royal wedding in Year 4! &Harry


In Spain class, Year 2, the children have been exploring making stable structures in DT. They had a to build a bridge between two chairs for a car to cross over safely. They showed great team skills


The final SATs breakfast- done in style! A great way for the children to have some “chill” time before thy get down to it!


Year 6 letting off steam yesterday after their first SATs exam. Only smiles here :)


Best of luck to all of our Year 6 children this week sitting their SATs exams - just remember to try your best and we will all be proud! You got this!


A very good morning to you all on this bright and sunny Monday morning! We’re looking forward to welcoming our Year 6 children this morning at 8am for a delicious breakfast! 😋


Parents - we have emailed quite a few letters home today - all are available on our website! A reminder to ensure your most up to date contact details are with the School Office to ensure you do not miss anything.


Hearing some beautiful singing from Wales Class who are rehearsing for their assembly tomorrow. The audience are in for a treat!


We have been having lots of fun in Reception learning how to program our Beebots this week!


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Everyone seems to be out and about today . Almost makes us wish we were back at school again. Almost!


What a lovely day for our Year 3 Tilgate trip!We are looking at the animals and thinking about how they’re adapted!


Year 4 have arrived safely at Tilgate Park, ready to start our habitat adventure!


It's a scorcher!!!!!!! In this hot weather, parents and carers please do not forget water bottles, hats and sun cream!


WOW! Mr McGivern has just delivered an INSPIRATIONAL “alternative” speech about how to handle stress. The costume changes had the children in hysterics, along with such a positive message. Well done Mr Mc!!! And well done for walking so brilliantly in your heels 👍🏼


With the weather hotting up again, a reminder that children should come to school with water bottles, sun hats, and they should have sun scream applied on them at home!


Year 1 children are enjoying PE in the sun.


In Spain class, we have been creating annotated diagrams for our minibeast fact files. We worked in groups to label our minibeasts. We have also been exploring 3D shapes in Maths!


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: