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14/10/19

We will be holding school tours across the Autumn Term, and we would be delighted to show you around our wonderful school. Please note that these tours are by appointment only, so it is important to pre-book your space. Please contact the School Office on 01293 525 966 to book.

14/10/19

Was your child born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016? If so, you must apply for their reception school place by 15th January 2020. Why not consider Southgate Primary School?

08/10/19

Lovely to see our Parents and Carers at the Talk for Writing Curriculum morning today - we hope you found it useful!

03/10/19

SPOTTED! Our very talented Taya, from Year 5, has won a Debut child Performer of the Year Award for her performance in The Hunt at the Almeida Theatre, London. We are so incredibly proud of her, what an achievement! https://t.co/9ZLlYSqnF1

03/10/19

REMINDER - School is closed tomorrow, Friday 4th October, for Staff Training.

30/09/19

What a fantastic time our Year 6 children had at the annual Junior Citizen event on Friday - they thoroughly enjoyed the workshops provided. Very proud of how they represented Southgate Primary, with inquisitive questions and great behaviour https://t.co/PK2idpd3j8

27/09/19

Wonderful to see our parents and carers supporting our MacMillan coffee morning today - the cake looks delicious, and we are making money for a fantastic cause! https://t.co/CqDA8DjpgO

24/09/19

Don't forget to join us for our MacMillan coffee morning on Friday 27th September at 9am!

20/09/19

....Mrs Homer is thrilled that she has England but is concerned they'll be trounced by New Zealand (Cowell) or South Africa (Walliams)!

20/09/19

At Southgate we are all rooting for our allocated team in the Rugby World Cup. Teams were chosen at random by Mr Stewart, our P.E Leader, and we look forward to watching the rugby to see how they perform..... https://t.co/uxbYiXw5jJ

16/09/19

Retweeted From Crawley News 24

New primary school for up to 420 pupils opens in Faygate. https://t.co/SnFjOECFUF

16/09/19

We are looking forward to welcoming Parents & Carers to our Meet the Teacher event from 3.30-4.30pm on Wednesday! A chance to visit your child's classroom, meet the teacher, and find out more about the year ahead. This is an informal meeting, no need to pre-book!

09/09/19

Dates for this academic year can now be found on the website, under News and Events - please make note of important upcoming events in your diary!

03/09/19

We are looking forward to welcoming children back to school tomorrow, Wednesday 4th September, for the beginning of the Autumn term and a brand new academic year!

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

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:

  • Mrs Emma Richards

  • 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