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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!

04/06/19

REMINDER - our fantastic "Secret Garden" Library has it's grand opening tomorrow after school - please come along and share a book with your child, and enjoy a slice of cake!

21/05/19

Your school needs YOU! Don't forget our Friends of Southgate meeting tomorrow morning at 9.15am - ALL WELCOME!

16/05/19

Our lovely ducklings are enjoying their last full day with our Reception children - they have loved all their cuddles! https://t.co/bpnCFisQV2

14/05/19

Our phone lines are back up and running!

14/05/19

Unfortunately, our phone lines are still unable to accept incoming calls (pls rest assured we can make outgoing calls in emergencies). Please use the school email address to communicate with us - office.co.uk until further notice.

13/05/19

Please note our phone systems are currently down. Please email us on office.co.uk if you need to communicate with us.

10/05/19

We've had the best day today! Children from other classes came to visit and we had our first swim! We were a little bit nervous to start with and kept jumping out the water, but we soon took to it like ducks to water! Love the Ducklings x https://t.co/N4NNeIYWP3

09/05/19

We are delighted to announce the births of 6 beautiful & healthy ducklings! Very excited children and staff in our Early Years Department today! https://t.co/mvj5G6vPZl

07/05/19

The duck eggs have arrived in Reception, and everyone is super egg-cited for our new arrivals!! Watch this space - looking forward to welcoming our new fluffy friends. https://t.co/2WNd83DJnf

29/04/19

All lunchtime and after school clubs start this week!

23/04/19

Welcome back to the beginning of the summer term! We hope all our children, parents and carers had a well rested Easter break. We are ready for an exciting and busy term ahead!

05/04/19

Year 3 children had great fun being hunters and gathers - a great ending to their Scavengers and Settlers topic! https://t.co/YL2AQn2kGn

02/04/19

We have had some EGGscellent entries into our design an egg competition...we have some super talented and creative children at Southgate! Here is a sneak preview.... https://t.co/f6HtKf44um

02/04/19

Two weeks ago, in Reception, we were given tiny caterpillars to look after because we were looking at The Very Hungry Caterpillar story! We have watched them grow into big caterpillars, turn into chrysalis’ and now they are beginning to emerge into butterflies! https://t.co/xiUHfAy2Vr

29/03/19

In Year 1, we investigated (artificial homemade!) poo samples to see if they belonged to animals which were herbivores, omnivores or carnivores! The children loved it! https://t.co/BF7WK3Veug

29/03/19

WOW what an amazing assembly to our KS1 children from FizzPop Science - children were in complete awe - SCIENCE IS FUN! https://t.co/dtuvNJX4lr

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