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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

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.

Clock at 9