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27/10/21

If I had a hammer.... Year R have been doing woodwork but have made sure they are totally safe with these grown up tools. Safety goggles and hi vis jackets and just look at their finished products. https://t.co/j6WJQXafPK

24/10/21

Year 1 have been making structures in Design Technology. They have been planning and making and testing and evaluating, just look at that concentration! https://t.co/xnYJyi4Ufi

22/10/21

It's Good News Week at Southgate. Every teacher had to choose children who have been great team players or amazing learners this half term. Here are our Key Stage 1 super stars. https://t.co/xVmC3K2GpU

21/10/21

In design technology Year 5 have been making phone covers. (they'll now be able to sew on a button and fix a hem!) I've seen some amazing results. https://t.co/Iv8qqWJOzD

18/10/21

On Thursday, the Year 6 football team played in the Crawley District Cup. We were drawn in a tough group but finished with two wins, one draw and a loss. We finished in 3rd place due to goal difference. Well done to all the boys involved. https://t.co/KIrIqRQgR3

18/10/21

Developing our fine motor skills to help us learn to hold a pencil and write. https://t.co/2kOJ5riX76

15/10/21

Year 1 have been finding out how to make the sturdiest sandcastles in science. They have been investigating, predicting and observing. https://t.co/2VCpIWzq8S

13/10/21

We welcomed our Parents and Carers in to school to see how we learn in maths. We understand what numbers represent, how they work together and how we build on our mathematical skills. We are learning to be maths masters! It was great to see lots of grown ups joining in. https://t.co/3JZt6JGQ6k

10/10/21

We love learning at Southgate https://t.co/dlX248xNqx

08/10/21

HSBC Bank came to Southgate to talk about all things money! https://t.co/DCe1vVxHL0

04/10/21

It's lovely to hear the sound of voices singing and music playing in school again. https://t.co/Tj5zBtcgrs

30/09/21

Welcome to The Nook, our new sensory room at Southgate Primary https://t.co/rdG8RwATrn

27/09/21

Southgate are learning about Harvest time. We think of others in challenging circumstances and where we can, we help. Well done Southgate children for all your kind donations. https://t.co/KU4YqoCfiC

24/09/21

22 drummers drumming! Year 4 Cowell Class took part in their first music lesson this week learning how to play the djemba drums. It was noisy but fun! https://t.co/m0RqTewC2f

20/09/21

Coaches from Vision Sports have joined us at Southgate to help us get better and better at P.E and sport. On a rainy Tuesday we played indoor dodgeball learning to aim and throw - we all had an exciting time whilst improving our skills. https://t.co/TFt7TR7Nbg

17/09/21

Welcome to our New Reception children! They are all part of Campbell Class and what a team they are already. They are brave - look at that climbing and exploring, inquisitive and enthusiastic about learning. They also really liked their school dinner...well it was roast potatoes! https://t.co/6M5fANUyu2

16/09/21

Southgate are celebrating National Teaching Assistants Day! Our Teaching Assistants are integral to all we do at Southgate and we value them so much. Thank you for all that you do. https://t.co/YAzH68zrR2

09/09/21

Back to school! Our new Year 2 have been painting with mud, producing art in the style of Jackson Pollock, creating lava lamps and learning about their brains and neuroplasticity - all in one week! It's so good to be back at school. https://t.co/USgb2xK71H

04/09/21

We are looking forward to welcoming back our children, Parents, Carers and staff on Monday 6th September 2021. Happy new term every one. https://t.co/6G9qRUBsed

31/08/21

Who has been an amazing learner this year? These children have! Here are our Lead Learners from Key Stage 2 from our last Good News Assembly of the year. Well done to you all. https://t.co/aP4XLhPE8k

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement and DSL List

At Southgate Primary School, we take safeguarding very seriously. We have 6 trained safeguarding leads and all staff have annual and on going training on child protection and safeguarding.

Please find our Safeguarding Policy on the 'Key Information and Policies' page on our website 

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Miss Becky Cook 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mrs Sandra Bangay

  • Mrs Gemma Barton

  • Miss Laura Brothwell

  • Mrs Kelly Burns

  • Mrs Bev Homer

SSB  Safeguarding Lead:

  • Jemima Barnes

GLF Schools Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mrs Fiona Jarman

GLF Trustee for Safeguarding: 

  • Martin Burke

LADO: 0330 222 3339  Donna Tomlinson

MASH: 01403 229 900 (9-5pm)

Out of hours phone: 0330 222 6664 to speak to our emergency duty

Safe School, Safe Staff

We will ensure that:

All members of the governing body understand and fulfil their responsibilities, namely to ensure that:

  • there is a Child Protection policy together with a staff behaviour (code of conduct) policy

  • that GLF Schools operates safer recruitment procedures by ensuring that there is at least one person on every recruitment panel that has completed Safer Recruitment training

  • GLF Schools has procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff and volunteers and to make a referral to the DBS if a person in regulated activity has been dismissed or removed due to safeguarding concerns, or would have had they not resigned.

  • a senior leader in each school has Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) responsibility

  • on appointment, the DSLs undertake interagency training (SSCB Modules 1&2) and also undertake DSL ‘New to Role’ and the ‘Update’ Course every 2 years

  • all other staff have Safeguarding training updated as appropriate

  • any weaknesses in Child Protection are remedied immediately

  • a member of the SSB is nominated to liaise with the LA on Child Protection issues and in the event of an allegation of abuse made against the Headteacher

  • Child Protection policies and procedures are reviewed annually and that the Child Protection policy is available on each school website or by other means

  • the SSB considers how children may be taught about safeguarding. This may be part of a broad and balanced curriculum covering relevant issues through personal social health and economic education (PSHE) and/or for maintained schools through sex and relationship education (SRE).

  • that enhanced DBS checks are in place for all GLF staff and members of the GLF SSB

The Lead DSL in each school is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. There will also be at least one Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. These Officers have undertaken the compulsory training delivered through the SSCB (2 days), or by an approved external training provider, and, upon appointment will undertake ‘DSL New to Role’ training followed by biannual updates.

The DSLs who are involved in recruitment will also complete Safer Recruitment Training to be renewed every 5 years. All members of staff and volunteers are provided with child protection awareness information at induction, including in their arrival pack, the school safeguarding statement so that they know who to discuss a concern with. All members of staff are trained in and receive regular updates in e-safety and reporting concerns. All other staff have child protection awareness training, updated by the DSL as appropriate, to maintain their understanding of the signs and indicators of abuse. All members of staff, volunteers, know how to respond to a pupil who discloses abuse. All parents/carers are made aware of the responsibilities of staff members with regard to child protection procedures through publication of the school’s Child Protection Policy. Our lettings policy will seek to ensure the suitability of adults working with children on school sites at any time. Community users organising activities for children are aware of the school’s child protection guidelines and procedures. Our procedures will be regularly reviewed and up-dated.

The name of the designated members of staff for Child Protection, the Designated Safeguarding Lead, will be clearly advertised in the school, with a statement explaining the school’s role in referring and monitoring cases of suspected abuse. The DSL’s for each school will be listed in the front of the policy.

All new members of staff will be given a copy of the GLF Safeguarding Statement, and child protection policy, with the DSLs’ names clearly displayed for the appropriate school, as part of their induction into the school.

The policy is available publicly both on the GLF website and on each school website. Parents/carers are made aware of this policy and their entitlement to have a copy of it via the school website.


How to contact Children's Services

If you are concerned about the safety of a child, young person or an adult you can contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) responds to initial enquiries about children, young people and adults. The MASH is based in Horsham and combines Children's Service social workers, Adult’s Service social workers, and health and police staff.

- Phone: 01403 229 900 (9 – 5pm)

- Out of hours phone: 0330 222 6664 to speak to our emergency duty

- Email:  mash@westsussex.gcsx.gov.uk, emails are dealt with during normal office hours
 

Prevent Duty

Published by the government in July 2015, the Prevent Duty outlines the expectations placed on schools and other childcare providers to protect children and young people from radicalisation and extremism.

They adjudge extremism to constitute views, attitudes or behaviours which run contrary to core British values such as democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty.

At Southgate Primary, we feel we prepare and protect the children from these dangers by our focus on community. Our values form an important part of this, but so do many of our topics and projects within class and in wider school life.
 

E-Safety

Whilst it is important that the correct technical systems are in place to guarantee that the children are safe whilst using the internet. It is equally important to ensure that the children are taught how to use the internet safely. They must understand how to keep themselves safe. We work with CEOPs to ensure that our children are given the necessary tools to keep themselves safe whilst using the internet.

For further help and advice on keeping children safe on the internet please click on the link to the NSPCC website.

Useful Website for Internet Safety:

Internet

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

An invaluable website for parents and children full of information and activities regarding internet safety.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/internet-safety.html?WT.ac=p-ra