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07/04/21

At the end of each half term we have Good News Assembly where we celebrate school values. This half term we focused on who was resilient. We are proud of how these children face problems head on or never give up or are always positive. Well done Team Southgate https://t.co/17XrS06qTp

03/04/21

Southgate celebrating Autism Awareness Week https://t.co/09DdMmLVyb

02/04/21

Southgate ended Autism Awareness Week by expressing our uniqueness - what makes us us? We value all similarities and differences - everyone counts at Southgate https://t.co/DAndjClxok

01/04/21

Year 1 have read 'Whose Poop is That' as part of their science topic this term. Today they looked at animal poop! Donaldson Class were being scientists and exploring the difference between herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. Some of the children don't look very impressed! https://t.co/G8hJYP3Zw0

31/03/21

Celebrating uniqueness at Southgate Primary https://t.co/PAuN1eLdhR

26/03/21

Enjoying art in the sunshine at Southgate https://t.co/cEjHrNW4zH

23/03/21

This afternoon as part of History, Blackman Class experienced a version of the punishments that Victorian prisoners experienced. They completed the 'Shot Drill' 'The Treadwheel' and 'Silence and isolation'. I think they would prefer time out and being grounded. https://t.co/rQUpxLtoh3

19/03/21

Happy Red Nose Day 2021 from Southgate Primary School - we've gone back to the 80's to celebrate the beginning of Comic Relief in 1988 https://t.co/TAoD6U7JSy

04/03/21

Southgate celebrated World Book Day today. Everyone, at home and at school read 'Rain before Rainbows' by Smriti Halls. This is a perfect book for these difficult times. We all dressed as rainbows or in colourful clothes to celebrate the day. https://t.co/AU9qaXB7GB

25/02/21

'All dressed up and nowhere to go' On the last day of half term Southgate Primary held Glam Day. We thought, as we hadn't had the chance to dress up for a long time, we would don our best clothes and glam up for the day. We all looked fab-u-lous! https://t.co/REswpoutY4

25/02/21

'All dressed up and nowhere to go' On the last day of half term Southgate Primary held Glam Day. We thought, as we hadn't had the chance to dress up for a long time, we would don our best clothes and glam up for the day. We all looked fab-u-lous! https://t.co/3a4W80SqxS

25/02/21

'All dressed up and nowhere to go' On the last day of half term Southgate Primary held Glam Day. We thought, as we hadn't had the chance to dress up for a long time, we would don our best clothes and glam up for the day. We all looked fab-u-lous! https://t.co/pgc2dCSrCF

20/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/7kHNvNM35j

19/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/RAt01vQjme

18/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/PTonIA2AN5

17/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/OYEaQowWv4

16/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/9fDgC99esa

15/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/oz6p2mHy3t

14/02/21

Feeling the love from all at Southgate https://t.co/4bmWiS6jr3

12/02/21

Kung Hei Fat Choy -Happy Chinese New Year from all at Southgate. It's the Year of the Ox If you were born in the Year of the Ox you are strong, reliable, fair, calm, patient, methodical and trustworthy. Reception Classes celebrated today by eating noodles and Fortune Cookies. https://t.co/aLc6y2wTOu

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement and DSL List

At Southgate Primary School, we take safeguarding very seriously.

During this period of school closure we continue to be open for provision for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. Irrespective of any closure or collaboration with another school, the safeguarding of all our children remains our top priority. At this time, our school will continue as normal in supporting our vulnerable children and if anyone has any questions regarding this they are asked to make contact with Mrs Homer via Office@southgateprimary.co.uk 

Please contact the school if you have any queries.

Parents, / Carers please see our daily emails for pathways of support should you need this.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mrs Bev Homer 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mrs Gemma Barton

  • Mrs Annette Gate

  • Mrs Sandra Bangay

SSB  Safeguarding Lead:

  • Jemima Barnes

GLF Schools Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mrs Fiona Jarman

GLF Trustee for Safeguarding: 

  • Martin Burke

LADO: 0330 222 3339  Claire Coles

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

 

E-safety

COVID-19 Update:

Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online