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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

Attendance and Medical Appointments

                            ATTENDANCE WINNERS! 

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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.  

 

Documents

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Attendance Policy 2019.pdf 14th Jun 2019 Download