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19/07/19

Wishing all of our Parents & Carers a fantastic summer break! Looking forward to welcoming you all back on Wednesday 4th September after a well deserved rest! https://t.co/ZbuQCcbiiQ

19/07/19

Fantastic news! The first ever Achievement Shield winners at Southgate Primary School! So proud of our children! https://t.co/0Z0BskSfBc

19/07/19

Retweeted From Salfords Primary School

school's out for summer 🎶☀️. Thanks for the support this year, we've seen through challenges together and are making strides forward . Good luck to those who is moving on and take with you our values of . https://t.co/u05K6c5spg

18/07/19

REMINDER: School closes at 12.15pm tomorrow for the summer break. Please pick up your child promptly at this time!

18/07/19

An emotional send off to our lovely Year 6 children today at their leavers assembly. We wish them all the very best as they leave us tomorrow and move on to the next phase in their education

16/07/19

We can't wait to see out Year 6 children perform Oliver today! They have worked so hard, and are really excited to show parents and carers at 2pm and 6.30pm. Break a leg! https://t.co/kEVDqpeUBF

04/07/19

We had a visit from Crawley library to launch this year’s exciting summer reading challenge: ‘Space Race’. It’s free for families to take part and you have all summer to collect fun rewards as you read & complete the challenge! https://t.co/GaebgxVJ4B

04/07/19

We have had a wonderful day we have had at Southgate for our Sports Day! The sun was shining, the children were smiling, and everyone had a fantastic time! Well done to all those who took part - winner to be announced on Monday! https://t.co/Zw6GDrZfHa

01/07/19

Thank you - what a fantastic talk at our annual GLF Conference last Friday about a creative curriculum. You kept us smiling and laughing the whole way through!

01/07/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Congratulations to our trainees from the 2018-19 cohort gaining QTS today! We are extremely proud of you and your achievements this year. Thank you to all of our partnership schools for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend

01/07/19

Retweeted From LimeTreeRedhill

Curriculum inspiration from today with and Merstham Primary. Inspiring teachers to inspire children!

25/06/19

Year 6 are learning to sew different stitches so that we can make slippers as part of our DT project... further photos to follow of the finished articles! https://t.co/LdTP8WqKRi

24/06/19

Retweeted From Forge Wood Primary

First Ofsted report and we are Outstanding across the board - what a result! Huge thanks to everyone involved with our wonderful school. https://t.co/0BqfecNhAm https://t.co/DE8PizHKCy

24/06/19

Donaldson class have been looking after caterpillars this half term, and last week we finally got to release them! The children were so excited! Thank you to Lewis's mum for donating the caterpillars for us to see grow into beautiful butterflies https://t.co/r02lBtCsJv

19/06/19

It’s national “ Thank a Teacher Day” today! We would like to thank all of our wonderful teachers at Southgate for all they do for the children.

18/06/19

Unfortunately due to the weather forecast of heavy rain overnight and tomorrow, we are cancelling sports day for tomorrow. This will be rescheduled and a new date shared ASAP.

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!

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

 

Documents

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Attendance Policy 2019.pdf 14th Jun 2019 Download