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16/09/19

Retweeted From Crawley News 24

New primary school for up to 420 pupils opens in Faygate. https://t.co/SnFjOECFUF

16/09/19

We are looking forward to welcoming Parents & Carers to our Meet the Teacher event from 3.30-4.30pm on Wednesday! A chance to visit your child's classroom, meet the teacher, and find out more about the year ahead. This is an informal meeting, no need to pre-book!

09/09/19

Dates for this academic year can now be found on the website, under News and Events - please make note of important upcoming events in your diary!

03/09/19

We are looking forward to welcoming children back to school tomorrow, Wednesday 4th September, for the beginning of the Autumn term and a brand new academic year!

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.

British Values

At Southgate Primary School we actively take opportunities to teach British values: 

  • Democracy

  • Rule of law

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect

  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

Democracy:

Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council; the elections of the pupil council are based solely on pupil votes. Pupils are also given opportunities to put themselves forward for other responsibilities within the school.

The Importance of Laws:

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Our Southgate Seven system teaches pupils the importance of shared rules and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Fire Service and the police are regular parts of our calendar and help to reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty:

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices confidently and safely. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely. This is explored, for example, through our E-Safety curriculum and PSHE lessons. Throughout the academic year, pupils are offered the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular clubs, workshops and events which allow them to exercise their individual choice.

Mutual Respect:

Part of our whole school ethos and behaviour system has revolved around our Southgate Seven rules for Excellent Behaviour. These are central to every aspect of the children’s learning and allow us to talk about how we learn, foster excellent behaviour and give the children lifelong skills. Pupils follow the Southgate Seven in every aspect of school life and have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what the Southgate Seven means and how they are shown. The whole school uses the Southgate Seven to reinforce good conduct and parents are encouraged to reinforce this at home. 

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs:

At Southgate, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and, where possible, members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within their classes and the whole school. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices are followed up and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. Our RE and PSHE curriculum have designated topic areas to focus on and celebrate similarities and differences in other faiths and beliefs. Assemblies, theme weeks and workshops offer pupils enriched experiences to deepen their understanding, tolerance and knowledge of our culturally diverse society.

Assemblies:

British values are central to our assemblies through the teaching of the Southgate Seven and through highlighting and commemorating key events past and present. These include Remembrance Day which teaches the children about the impact that the two World wars had on Britain and the role that Britain played. Children are also given the opportunity to purchase poppies and the whole school takes part in a minutes silence to show their respect for the thousands that lost their lives during these times.

In recent years we have celebrated key British events such as the Olympic Games, the Royal wedding, the Golden Jubilee and the birth of the Royal baby through special assemblies and themed lessons. Throughout the school year, children learn about and support different charities and take part in events such as Christmas Jumper Day and Children in Need. 

British Values in the Curriculum:

British Values comes through our curriculum throughout the school. Please see the attached grids for more detail as to how this is done at Southgate.