Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

15/02/19

Well done to our WINNER of the Early Years Valentines hamper, Mrs Sands! Thank you to all EYFS parents for buying raffle tickets - the team are excited to be able to use the funds for resources for the children! https://t.co/NbOGf8tIdz

15/02/19

Wow- Beautiful work by Samuel in Year 1 - he made a comic book about Traction Man! Beautiful writing, so creative, well done! https://t.co/ZDzDNSLJ5h

15/02/19

Thank you to Parents/Carers who came to view the Home Learning yesterday afternoon. The work on display was absolutely brilliant -well done to all our children for their hard work this half term! https://t.co/QGOxdcUzjj

14/02/19

Retweeted From carole davies

To all prospective Kilnwood Vale Primary School parents. Today is officially the last day to apply for a nursery place. So if you are still thinking of applying please do it today! Link to our website & application form -https://t.co/c8aAavTVRx & https://t.co/ZDNZITvPDh KVPS https://t.co/NDYpCli0mr

14/02/19

We were very lucky to have a visit from a paramedic and nurse today in Owls and Hedgehogs. They taught us all about their jobs and let us have a go with their equipment, we loved pretending to be a nurse or paramedic! https://t.co/J2xLC89THS

11/02/19

Another wonderful piece of topic work produced by Year 5 - a news report on the beast from the east for our What a Wonderful World topic! https://t.co/uBF8jd8deJ

08/02/19

We have some wonderful display boards around the school at the moment - super impressive work is being produced by our children! https://t.co/oPynywC0An

08/02/19

Interested in a career within GLF schools? Come and find us at the Recruitment Fair THIS SATURDAY at Ifield Community College form 10-2pm! https://t.co/POfIrB1FKu

05/02/19

It's Safer Internet Day! Reception children have met Smartie the Penguin today, the clever penguin who learns how to stay safe on the internet! https://t.co/PN8SmVK7SW

01/02/19

Reception had great fun today! We looked at the footprints that had been left. The children applied their previous learning suggesting they could be from the Gingerbread man or the Evil Pea! They saw animal footprints too and thought this may be the Gingerbreads Cat - who knows?! https://t.co/A2r9N9f8MO

31/01/19

Thank you to Parents & Carers who joined us on our curriculum morning on Wednesday! Lovely to see so many of you there, and we hope you took away some useful information about how to support your child with their Maths learning at home. https://t.co/C2Uy8z1oot

29/01/19

In Year 1, we have been reading Traction Man. We had a very hands on lesson to help us generate adjectives in readiness for our writing! https://t.co/QFuKCZlZAW

29/01/19

Parents and Carers - we are looking forward to opening our classroom doors to you tomorrow morning from 9-10. Come and see how maths is taught at Southgate Primary! Unfortunately as this will be a lesson, it will not be suitable for younger children. See you tomorrow!

25/01/19

REMINDER- We are welcoming parents & carers next Wednesday for our Curriculum Morning between 9 and 10am. You will be able to see how maths is taught within school, and learn techniques on how to support your child at home with their learning. We look forward to you joining us!

22/01/19

Retweeted From Jen@GLFTT

Calling all ⤵️ https://t.co/2Yy5OBFx93

22/01/19

Look huge!

22/01/19

Have you checked out our News and Events page on the website? Keeps you up to date with what is going on in the school! Can you spot your child learning? https://t.co/QlMpaBx3NN

14/01/19

Our Year 3 "smarties" have been busy estimating, measuring, dividing, as they work their way through their maths problems...using smarties! https://t.co/6NDtcflZcK

10/01/19

Do you have a child starting Reception in September 2019? Why not join us at Southgate Primary tomorrow at 2pm for a tour of the school with the Headteacher! Call us to book your space - 01293 525 966. We look forward to welcoming you!

08/01/19

This morning, Evil Pea left Hedgehog and Owl class in a big mess! We are on the case! https://t.co/B1oeqXh2zi

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement and DSL List

At Southgate Primary School, we take safeguarding very seriously. If you have any concerns, please report them to one our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mrs Homer 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mr Page

  • Mrs Barton

  • Mrs Gate

  • Mrs Bangay

SSB  Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mrs Cicero-Scott

GLF Schools Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mr Leach

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.

Documents

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Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy... 24th Sep 2018 Download
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018... 24th Sep 2018 Download