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27/10/21

If I had a hammer.... Year R have been doing woodwork but have made sure they are totally safe with these grown up tools. Safety goggles and hi vis jackets and just look at their finished products. https://t.co/j6WJQXafPK

24/10/21

Year 1 have been making structures in Design Technology. They have been planning and making and testing and evaluating, just look at that concentration! https://t.co/xnYJyi4Ufi

22/10/21

It's Good News Week at Southgate. Every teacher had to choose children who have been great team players or amazing learners this half term. Here are our Key Stage 1 super stars. https://t.co/xVmC3K2GpU

21/10/21

In design technology Year 5 have been making phone covers. (they'll now be able to sew on a button and fix a hem!) I've seen some amazing results. https://t.co/Iv8qqWJOzD

18/10/21

On Thursday, the Year 6 football team played in the Crawley District Cup. We were drawn in a tough group but finished with two wins, one draw and a loss. We finished in 3rd place due to goal difference. Well done to all the boys involved. https://t.co/KIrIqRQgR3

18/10/21

Developing our fine motor skills to help us learn to hold a pencil and write. https://t.co/2kOJ5riX76

15/10/21

Year 1 have been finding out how to make the sturdiest sandcastles in science. They have been investigating, predicting and observing. https://t.co/2VCpIWzq8S

13/10/21

We welcomed our Parents and Carers in to school to see how we learn in maths. We understand what numbers represent, how they work together and how we build on our mathematical skills. We are learning to be maths masters! It was great to see lots of grown ups joining in. https://t.co/3JZt6JGQ6k

10/10/21

We love learning at Southgate https://t.co/dlX248xNqx

08/10/21

HSBC Bank came to Southgate to talk about all things money! https://t.co/DCe1vVxHL0

04/10/21

It's lovely to hear the sound of voices singing and music playing in school again. https://t.co/Tj5zBtcgrs

30/09/21

Welcome to The Nook, our new sensory room at Southgate Primary https://t.co/rdG8RwATrn

27/09/21

Southgate are learning about Harvest time. We think of others in challenging circumstances and where we can, we help. Well done Southgate children for all your kind donations. https://t.co/KU4YqoCfiC

24/09/21

22 drummers drumming! Year 4 Cowell Class took part in their first music lesson this week learning how to play the djemba drums. It was noisy but fun! https://t.co/m0RqTewC2f

20/09/21

Coaches from Vision Sports have joined us at Southgate to help us get better and better at P.E and sport. On a rainy Tuesday we played indoor dodgeball learning to aim and throw - we all had an exciting time whilst improving our skills. https://t.co/TFt7TR7Nbg

17/09/21

Welcome to our New Reception children! They are all part of Campbell Class and what a team they are already. They are brave - look at that climbing and exploring, inquisitive and enthusiastic about learning. They also really liked their school dinner...well it was roast potatoes! https://t.co/6M5fANUyu2

16/09/21

Southgate are celebrating National Teaching Assistants Day! Our Teaching Assistants are integral to all we do at Southgate and we value them so much. Thank you for all that you do. https://t.co/YAzH68zrR2

09/09/21

Back to school! Our new Year 2 have been painting with mud, producing art in the style of Jackson Pollock, creating lava lamps and learning about their brains and neuroplasticity - all in one week! It's so good to be back at school. https://t.co/USgb2xK71H

04/09/21

We are looking forward to welcoming back our children, Parents, Carers and staff on Monday 6th September 2021. Happy new term every one. https://t.co/6G9qRUBsed

31/08/21

Who has been an amazing learner this year? These children have! Here are our Lead Learners from Key Stage 2 from our last Good News Assembly of the year. Well done to you all. https://t.co/aP4XLhPE8k

Attendance and Medical Appointments

                            ATTENDANCE WINNERS! 

                                           Cup winners

                                                                      2019-2020 are .... Jeffers Class! 96.2%                                    

Excellent attendance is fundamental to an excellent education. Our Attendance policy (see the link below) 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 from 8.30a.m speak to a member of the office. 

If we do not receive any information from a parent/carer 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 procedures.  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 of illness.  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/carers 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 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/carers 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. Local Authorities have the power to serve parents with a Fixed Penalty Notice if a child has significant or repeated days of unauthorised absence.  

Being Punctual

School starts at 9.00a.m each day. It is important for your child to be on time if they are to get the most out of their education. Being late is disruptive for your child but also for all the other children in the class.

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