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26/07/21

We loved our cake from Dorian's Mum. A big thank you to Southgate Staff https://t.co/H0UP2PFH0C

23/07/21

Year 6 had a 'Posh Do' to celebrate their time at Southgate. Cocktails, pizza, icecream and fun times with friends. The perfect end for a superb year group! 'You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!' Dr Seuss https://t.co/J4zl8VtgnR

22/07/21

The farm visited today with some very unusual animals. We met a bearded dragon from Australia, an armadillo from Africa with his friend the tortoise. We also said hello to some hens, some guinea pigs and Joey the kitten. It was fantastic! https://t.co/18XxZQj0YX

11/07/21

We have had the most amazing two days at school with a Samba workshop and a calypso day. The children were beaming when they learned how to play the samba beat or the steel pans. Max said 'It was the best day ever!' https://t.co/Niggb7dj4w

10/07/21

We have had the most amazing two days at school with a Samba workshop and a calypso day. The children were beaming when they learned how to play the samba beat or the steel pans. Max said 'It was the best day ever!' https://t.co/q5hSplt6um

09/07/21

Southgate School are cheering on Gareth Southgate and the England Team with our red and white day and our 3 minutes of fame on Heart FM. Good luck on Sunday...bring it home! https://t.co/aGvkBhi0La

23/06/21

Thank you to all our amazing staff at Southgate. (but we couldn't do what we do without our brilliant children and supportive Parents) Well Done to the Southgate Team! https://t.co/LR4pulKvl6

14/06/21

We're all going on a summer holiday (or staycation) Year 1 are learning all about holidays in this term's topic. They have paddling pools, ice cream kiosks and sand to learn about the seaside. https://t.co/L0m330kThh

11/06/21

At the end of last half term we celebrated Good News at Southgate Here are our Year 6 Superstars. lead learners and respectful. We also had Spelling Shed and tT Rockstar winners https://t.co/YedBGarqFE

10/06/21

We celebrated Good News before half term. Teachers chose super learners and children that were respectful. Here are our youngest Good News Super Stars https://t.co/lagFXf5Pos

28/05/21

Our 4 and 5 year olds went on a bug hunt. They found woodlice, snails, slugs, worms, beetles and even a millipede. The children wrote down some words to describe the bugs they found. They said the woodlouse ‘is bumpy’ and 'tickly' https://t.co/c8h76MvEmj

27/05/21

Year 6, Horowitz Class made trancadis-effect vases in Art, inspired by the architect, Antoni Gaudi, who used broken bits of pottery to create this effect on the facades of his building designs. As you can see, they used paper mache and tissue paper to create the effect. https://t.co/khteR2Mu2i

22/05/21

We love art at Southgate. Year 4 have been printing, it takes great concentration. They are sampling their prints in their art book. https://t.co/mdttOseG5C

20/05/21

In Year 6, we have been designing houses using Tinkercad, a fantastic piece of 3D design software. We have learned to manipulate objects and have created some pretty wacky designs that we are adding to each week. https://t.co/7awCULjRE6

14/05/21

Year 1 have been learning about the tradition of Shabbat. This happens each week in Jewish households, it is Friday night dinner, when all the family come together. https://t.co/EKaO6fbJlD

13/05/21

Year 2 have been learning about Eid Happy Eid everyone from all of us at Southgate Primary https://t.co/AVWXlz0euF

07/05/21

When you are in Reception Class at Southgate Primary you learn maths in so many different ways - number, pattern, quantity and money. We love maths at Southgate https://t.co/rOJOvYZtZ5

03/05/21

London's Burning, London's Burning - Year 2 are excited to learn about the Great Fire of London as part of their history topic this half term. Just look at this display - all created by the year 2 team - children and staff. https://t.co/RaBnRxoyWc

30/04/21

We launched Spelling Shed in Years 1 to 6 at Southgate. This is a program designed to support spelling skills through games and competitions. Our teachers were busy bees helping us with our spellings. https://t.co/kfsWkz50zt

26/04/21

New learning about new life. Year 2 have been exploring seeds in science. https://t.co/hHOfabY8yw

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