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15/01/21

Year 1 having been learning about their bodies naming parts of the body and it's organs. https://t.co/WGA5aRfN97

13/01/21

Friday 15th January 2021 is the last day to apply for a Reception Class place for September 2021. Have you completed your on line form? https://t.co/6ceM1g8GjP

11/01/21

At the end of last term we held our Good News assembly where we celebrated teamwork, one of our school values. These children were commended for being team players in Years 4, 5 and 6 https://t.co/nCQ80IQ4Rh

11/01/21

At the end of last term we held our Good News assembly where we celebrated teamwork, one of our school values. These children were commended for being team players in years 1, 2 and 3. https://t.co/e3s0UTzTUD

17/12/20

Southgate celebrated Christmas Jumper Day and raised £348.24 for Save the Children. Well done everyone https://t.co/6Ce4ny1Yan

15/12/20

The children at Southgate have made little goodie bags and cards for some of our community neighbours who may be on their own or isolating this Christmas. We wish would like to wish them all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. https://t.co/TEZBScxfen

11/12/20

Look who is doing exceptionally well with his reading. He devours books, reading new novels every single day. He is a very mature reader and has devoured a huge range of topics. I am such a proud teacher. Mrs Wilkie (and I'm a proud Headteacher too) https://t.co/gHKZOWcbcw

09/12/20

We love reading at Southgate! We have a book recommendation each month and the children read and review the book. Here are our book review winners for Years 1 and 2; 3 and 4 and 5 and 6. They each won the 'actual' book. Well done super readers! https://t.co/r2pwDzFKas

07/12/20

Year 6 have been testing out different types and sizes of beaks in science. They have had a quacking time! https://t.co/eWBEcQqbhm

02/12/20

Vegetables, skittles and painting with spices in Year 2 https://t.co/27YUE7MO7J

30/11/20

Art in Burningham Class is in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the children used fruit and vegetables. They also painted autumn scenes using spices - turmeric, cumin, paprika and cinnamon. They looked good and smelled delicious!

27/11/20

Is your child 5 between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022? Looking for a school place? Contact Southgate primary to hear all about us. https://t.co/2Z7ceoDtsJ

26/11/20

Will your child be 5 years old between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022? Are you looking for a school place? Contact us to hear all about our wonderful school https://t.co/25RzHn7sU9

26/11/20

Max loves dinosaurs. He has been using his models to explore light and shadow. https://t.co/a1JY0hYwSG

25/11/20

Blackman Class participated in an RAF Glider Challenge virtually, with other schools. We had to plan and design a glider based on an RAF aircraft. We tested their gliding ability - one travelled 8.5m! Tommy and C won our class competition for teamwork and creativity. https://t.co/StRmRzMcp0

19/11/20

We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Here are our Year 4 Odd Sockers! https://t.co/5RWhdgwlwK

19/11/20

We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Year 2 learned 'If you can be anything, be kind!' https://t.co/635fCjwIuE

19/11/20

We launched Anti-bullying Week with Odd Sock Day. Every day, we try to be kind, to everyone. Year R had lots of Odd Socks, Year 1 identified people who can help us - the Helpful Tree https://t.co/QZlCxsXiHd

18/11/20

Thank you everyone for your generous contributions! https://t.co/TEbvCIFbJe

16/11/20

Southgate celebrated Children in Need 2020 with a mad hat and hair day. We collected coins to donate to Child in Need. Here are some of the children's crazy creations! https://t.co/ngwazlPE81

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 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

 

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