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19/07/19

Wishing all of our Parents & Carers a fantastic summer break! Looking forward to welcoming you all back on Wednesday 4th September after a well deserved rest! https://t.co/ZbuQCcbiiQ

19/07/19

Fantastic news! The first ever Achievement Shield winners at Southgate Primary School! So proud of our children! https://t.co/0Z0BskSfBc

19/07/19

Retweeted From Salfords Primary School

school's out for summer 🎶☀️. Thanks for the support this year, we've seen through challenges together and are making strides forward . Good luck to those who is moving on and take with you our values of . https://t.co/u05K6c5spg

18/07/19

REMINDER: School closes at 12.15pm tomorrow for the summer break. Please pick up your child promptly at this time!

18/07/19

An emotional send off to our lovely Year 6 children today at their leavers assembly. We wish them all the very best as they leave us tomorrow and move on to the next phase in their education

16/07/19

We can't wait to see out Year 6 children perform Oliver today! They have worked so hard, and are really excited to show parents and carers at 2pm and 6.30pm. Break a leg! https://t.co/kEVDqpeUBF

04/07/19

We had a visit from Crawley library to launch this year’s exciting summer reading challenge: ‘Space Race’. It’s free for families to take part and you have all summer to collect fun rewards as you read & complete the challenge! https://t.co/GaebgxVJ4B

04/07/19

We have had a wonderful day we have had at Southgate for our Sports Day! The sun was shining, the children were smiling, and everyone had a fantastic time! Well done to all those who took part - winner to be announced on Monday! https://t.co/Zw6GDrZfHa

01/07/19

Thank you - what a fantastic talk at our annual GLF Conference last Friday about a creative curriculum. You kept us smiling and laughing the whole way through!

01/07/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Congratulations to our trainees from the 2018-19 cohort gaining QTS today! We are extremely proud of you and your achievements this year. Thank you to all of our partnership schools for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend

01/07/19

Retweeted From LimeTreeRedhill

Curriculum inspiration from today with and Merstham Primary. Inspiring teachers to inspire children!

25/06/19

Year 6 are learning to sew different stitches so that we can make slippers as part of our DT project... further photos to follow of the finished articles! https://t.co/LdTP8WqKRi

24/06/19

Retweeted From Forge Wood Primary

First Ofsted report and we are Outstanding across the board - what a result! Huge thanks to everyone involved with our wonderful school. https://t.co/0BqfecNhAm https://t.co/DE8PizHKCy

24/06/19

Donaldson class have been looking after caterpillars this half term, and last week we finally got to release them! The children were so excited! Thank you to Lewis's mum for donating the caterpillars for us to see grow into beautiful butterflies https://t.co/r02lBtCsJv

19/06/19

It’s national “ Thank a Teacher Day” today! We would like to thank all of our wonderful teachers at Southgate for all they do for the children.

18/06/19

Unfortunately due to the weather forecast of heavy rain overnight and tomorrow, we are cancelling sports day for tomorrow. This will be rescheduled and a new date shared ASAP.

13/06/19

Kerr Class really enjoyed visiting the new school library and spent time choosing a book each to borrow. We will enjoy reading these books in class as a morning activity. We are looking forward to visiting the library a lot more this half term! https://t.co/lMfgPlAhDf

13/06/19

We are delighted to welcome a British athlete into school today! Ricky Lukatome is a cross country runner, and will be speaking to the all classes throughout the course of today. Children and staff are all dressed up in their sports gear to mark the occasion!

11/06/19

Thank you to all those who attended the library opening last week! We hope you enjoyed it. Also, a huge thank you to Rosie and Phil Mitchell, of West Sussex Chiropractic Clinic for your very kind donation of books to our wonderful new library! https://t.co/284ImFQsBB

11/06/19

We are really looking forward to meet out new Reception parents for the welcome meeting this evening at 6pm!

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 of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mrs Bev Homer 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mr Graeme Page

  • Mrs Gemma Barton

  • Mrs Annette Gate

  • Mrs Sandra Bangay

SSB  Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mrs Maria Cicero-Scott

GLF Schools Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mrs Fiona Jarman

GLF Trustee for Safeguarding: 

  • Paul Carpenter

LADO: 0330 222 3339  Lindsey Tunbridge-Adams

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

Documents

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Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 25th Jun 2019 Download
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018... 24th Sep 2018 Download