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07/04/21

At the end of each half term we have Good News Assembly where we celebrate school values. This half term we focused on who was resilient. We are proud of how these children face problems head on or never give up or are always positive. Well done Team Southgate https://t.co/17XrS06qTp

03/04/21

Southgate celebrating Autism Awareness Week https://t.co/09DdMmLVyb

02/04/21

Southgate ended Autism Awareness Week by expressing our uniqueness - what makes us us? We value all similarities and differences - everyone counts at Southgate https://t.co/DAndjClxok

01/04/21

Year 1 have read 'Whose Poop is That' as part of their science topic this term. Today they looked at animal poop! Donaldson Class were being scientists and exploring the difference between herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. Some of the children don't look very impressed! https://t.co/G8hJYP3Zw0

31/03/21

Celebrating uniqueness at Southgate Primary https://t.co/PAuN1eLdhR

26/03/21

Enjoying art in the sunshine at Southgate https://t.co/cEjHrNW4zH

23/03/21

This afternoon as part of History, Blackman Class experienced a version of the punishments that Victorian prisoners experienced. They completed the 'Shot Drill' 'The Treadwheel' and 'Silence and isolation'. I think they would prefer time out and being grounded. https://t.co/rQUpxLtoh3

19/03/21

Happy Red Nose Day 2021 from Southgate Primary School - we've gone back to the 80's to celebrate the beginning of Comic Relief in 1988 https://t.co/TAoD6U7JSy

04/03/21

Southgate celebrated World Book Day today. Everyone, at home and at school read 'Rain before Rainbows' by Smriti Halls. This is a perfect book for these difficult times. We all dressed as rainbows or in colourful clothes to celebrate the day. https://t.co/AU9qaXB7GB

25/02/21

'All dressed up and nowhere to go' On the last day of half term Southgate Primary held Glam Day. We thought, as we hadn't had the chance to dress up for a long time, we would don our best clothes and glam up for the day. We all looked fab-u-lous! https://t.co/REswpoutY4

25/02/21

'All dressed up and nowhere to go' On the last day of half term Southgate Primary held Glam Day. We thought, as we hadn't had the chance to dress up for a long time, we would don our best clothes and glam up for the day. We all looked fab-u-lous! https://t.co/3a4W80SqxS

25/02/21

'All dressed up and nowhere to go' On the last day of half term Southgate Primary held Glam Day. We thought, as we hadn't had the chance to dress up for a long time, we would don our best clothes and glam up for the day. We all looked fab-u-lous! https://t.co/pgc2dCSrCF

20/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/7kHNvNM35j

19/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/RAt01vQjme

18/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/PTonIA2AN5

17/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/OYEaQowWv4

16/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/9fDgC99esa

15/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/oz6p2mHy3t

14/02/21

Feeling the love from all at Southgate https://t.co/4bmWiS6jr3

12/02/21

Kung Hei Fat Choy -Happy Chinese New Year from all at Southgate. It's the Year of the Ox If you were born in the Year of the Ox you are strong, reliable, fair, calm, patient, methodical and trustworthy. Reception Classes celebrated today by eating noodles and Fortune Cookies. https://t.co/aLc6y2wTOu

Attendance and Medical Appointments

                            ATTENDANCE WINNERS! 

                                           Cup winners

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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