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13/12/18

Amazing islands made by James and Liam - they were very resourceful with toilet paper rolls, cardboard, tissue paper and paint to create these beauties! Well done both, very impressive! https://t.co/fCGz6qL4xc

13/12/18

Year 2 had a lovely afternoon baking session yesterday as part of their food topic - flapjacks, fairy cakes and iced biscuits were on the menu! They smelt amazing, we are sure they tasted just as good! https://t.co/B7oaWFSMWb

13/12/18

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Our West Sussex schools have one more open event each before the January 15 Deadline. See our advert on the back cover of RH Uncovered - the January 2019 edition. https://t.co/3u8NSEQazx

13/12/18

REMINDER: children can wear their own clothes tomorrow, along with a festive winter jumper, in exchange for £1 donation to Save the Children!

30/11/18

This week in Year 1 we have enjoyed making and describing 2D shapes monsters https://t.co/F9nWsPCPud

29/11/18

ETA for the children travelling back from the British Museum is 4.30pm!

27/11/18

On Friday 16th November, Southgate Primary got spotty. Children came to school wearing spotty clothes and accessories - they looked fantastic! As a school, we raised an impressive £411.40! Well done children, that really is an amount to be proud of! https://t.co/vzShR79aBK

23/11/18

Thank you Earhart airlines, for taking us on a wonderful flight this morning in your class assembly! Merci Beaucoup, et tres bien!! https://t.co/Z3vwkSdhgl

21/11/18

🙏😎 https://t.co/i8vJN37qLB

20/11/18

Year 6 today enjoyed a free screening at Cineworld of Al Gore’s ‘an inconvenient sequel’ followed by a live Q&A. A very powerful film which built on their ‘Climate Crusaders’ learning journey perfectly. The children were utterly brilliant and received much deserved praise! 😎 https://t.co/upjvGDSo4q

20/11/18

Do you have a little one starting reception in September 2019? Come and find out more about Southgate Primary School! We are holding tours between now and Christmas, please contact Mrs Sullivan on 01293 525 966 to book a place on a tour. https://t.co/DNdx78n5Yy

16/11/18

Hedgehog class! https://t.co/PVM3sDeQSL

16/11/18

Owl class in Reception are loving Children in Need day! They have raised even more money by filling the Pudsey Bear with 1p and 2p's! https://t.co/S5wnKR41Uh

16/11/18

Children in Need day is TODAY! Children are able to come to school in spotty clothes/accessories in exchange for a £1 donation for this amazing cause. Please also bring your 1p and 2p’s to fill the Pudsey pictures!

13/11/18

REMINDER: Year 4 trip to British Museum. Slips and payment need to be received by TOMOROW. Hard copies are in the office if needed.

09/11/18

Book Fair this afternoon from 3.15pm! Lovely selection of books and great prices - don't miss out!

09/11/18

In Year 1, we have been creating ‘freeze frames’ from our story 'The Tiger who came to Tea'. We are immersing ourselves in the text to get ready to write a recount of the story. Great fun! https://t.co/sB6wyEaCsv

08/11/18

Parents Evening is in full swing here tonight - look forward to welcoming parents and carers to the school.

08/11/18

Year 6 are all settled ready for a fabulous screening! https://t.co/LcOfV9zZfY

06/11/18

Come and support the school and visit our fantastic book fair today in the small hall at 3:15pm. Cash and card payments accepted! Every book purchased means more free books for our school library!

Attendance and Medical Appointments

Excellent attendance is fundamental to an excellent education. Our Attendance policy follows the policy outlined by the Education Secretary, stating that children are not to be absent from school for holidays or other non-essential reasons during term time.  Only in exceptional or mitigating circumstances will an absence be approved. 

Illness

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school or absent from school for any reason, (including medical appointments) please phone the school on 01293 525 966 before 9.00 am. 

We have an answerphone where you can leave a message before the office opens.  You can use the absence line option 1 or speak to a member of the office from 8.00am. 

If we do not receive any information from a parent in the morning, we will ring parents/ carers asking them to phone the school. If we do not hear from you we will pursue all contacts regarding a child’s absence as part of our safeguarding policy.  Please leave a message by 9.00 am each day of their absence.

If your child has either vomiting or diarrhoea, they should stay at home for 48 hours from the last bout.  This is a recommendation from Public Health England to protect other pupils and staff.  If a child is sent into school within the 48 hour period, we will contact the parents and ask for the child to be collected from school.

Any absence can result in a loss of continuity for your child’s education and upset their balance of learning. As a school, we are required to provide details of all unauthorised absences to the Local Education Authority.  

Medical and Dental appointments

We ask that you please make every effort to avoid booking medical and dental appointments during school time.  Where this is unavoidable, parents should put this in writing to the school office and attach a copy of the appointment card or letter before the date of the appointment.   Please also include the time you will need to collect your child.  On the day of the appointment, please send a note to your child's class teacher with the time you will be picking your child up so that the teacher knows what time to send them to the office.  If your child will be late into school because of a medical or dental appointment, please phone the school (01293 525 966) on the morning of the appointment and leave a message on the absence line before 9.00 am.  If arriving late, please ensure that your child is accompanied and signed in by an adult at the school office for safeguarding reasons.

Other Absences

Requests for absence during term time will not be authorised unless there is deemed to be an exceptional circumstance.  Parents must make an appointment to see the Assistant Head prior to any potential absence to discuss individual circumstances.  Local Authorities have the power to serve parents with a Fixed Penalty Notice if a child has significant or repeated days of unauthorised absence.