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Welcome to

St Andrew’s Southgate Primary School (CE)

 

2017/18

 

 

 

 

‘Be who God created you to be and you will set the world on fire’

Saint Catherine of Siena, 1347-1380 AD

 

 

 

 

297 Chase Road

Southgate

LONDON N14 6JA

 

Telephone - 020 8886 3379

Fax - 020 8886 1231

 

Website - www.st-andrews-southgate.enfield.sch.uk

Email: admin@st-andrews-southgate.enfield.sch.uk

                 

CONTENTS

Arriving at School

1

Picking up from School

1

Getting to and from School

2

          Independent travellers (Y5 & Y6)

4

Attendance

4

          Absence due to medical reason

4

Lateness

4

Medical

5

            Illness

5

            Head lice

6

Food

7

            Snacks

7

            Sweets

7

School Meals

7

Safety and Security

9

Uniform

10

Mobile Phones and other Electronic Devices

11

Lost Property

11

            Precious things

12

PE

12

Communication with Parents

12

            School Website

13

            School App

13

Collective Worship

13

Curriculum Issues

14

            Concerns

14

            School Reports

14

Rewards

15

School Clubs

15

School Events

16

Educational Visits

16

Inset Days

17

Parent Helpers

17

Extended Services

18

            After School/Breakfast Club

18

Home Visits (Reception Class Only)

18

School Governors

19

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

21

            Fundraising

21

            Reception Parents Social

22

School Staff List

23

     
 
    ARRIVING AT SCHOOL IN THE MORNING

 

School start times:    8.50am            Juniors – Year 3 to Year 6

                                      8.50am            Infants – Reception to Year 2

 

The pedestrian gate to the front playground is:

Opened at                               8.30am

Locked at                                 9.00am

The classroom doors are opened at 8.45am and children can enter. They will not be collected by their teacher; the teacher will be waiting for them inside the classroom. Please note that the class teachers will be supervising and preparing for lessons to start promptly at 8.50am, accordingly parents or younger siblings should not therefore enter the classrooms. Brief messages may be left with the teacher at this time, however more formal discussions should be raised at the end of the school day.

 

The playgrounds are supervised from 8.45am

 

If it is wet, the children are allowed into their classroom as soon as the teacher is in the classroom. The doors to the playground will be opened.

 

Dogs are not allowed on the school premises (unless they are guide dogs).

 

PICKING UP FROM SCHOOL

 

School finishes at 3.30pm for all pupils

 

The pedestrian gate to the front playground is:

Opened at                               3.20pm

Locked at                                 3.45pm

 

Please wait for your child in the front playground.  Your child will be allowed to come to you when the teacher sees you.

 

When you have collected your child, please move away from the collection point. There are many children leaving at the same time, and to avoid confusion regarding who has been given permission to leave with their designated parent/carer and those children who are still waiting, it is necessary for teachers to have a clear view.

 

Please arrive promptly at 3.30pm to pick up your child.  It is very distressing for any child who hasn’t been picked up when their friends have already been collected. Any children who have not been collected by 3.40pm will be brought to the School Office and a telephone call made to the primary contact to establish the pick-up arrangements. A record is kept of all children who are picked up after 3.40pm. Records may be shared with the Educational Welfare Officer.

 

Remember - the school gates are locked at 3.45pm.  If you arrive after this time, please go directly to the School Office.

 

If your child is to be collected by someone else, even if it’s another parent or carer, then you must inform the class teacher at the beginning of the school day - and don’t forget to remind your child too.  If, due to an emergency, there is a last minute change to arrangement please telephone the school to let us know. Please ensure that you let the School Office before 2.30pm to allow a message to be given to the class teacher. We take the security and safety of our children very seriously. To ensure that teachers are aware of the day’s collection arrangements, messages delivered outside of these times have to be delivered personally by the School Office to the class teacher. This interrupts lessons and disturbs children’s concentration.

 

If someone different arrives at school to collect that we do not know, we will telephone you before we give permission for that person to collect your child.

 

GETTING TO AND FROM SCHOOL

 

We encourage families to walk or cycle all or part of their journey to school, or to use public transport.  If you drive to school please, please be aware of where you park.  Do make sure that you don’t obstruct any private driveways.  The residents are quite understandably annoyed if people park thoughtlessly.  It isn’t fair to them or indeed to the school which has to work very hard to maintain a good relationship with the local residents. We value our relationship with the local community and we do not want it to suffer because of thoughtless parking before and after school so please be considerate.

 

Please do not park on the zigzag lines of the zebra crossing.  It is illegal and very dangerous to do so.  If you do, you obscure the view of oncoming traffic and compromise the safety of our children.  Please do not park on the pavements to drop children at school. Parking in the car park is for staff only.

 

If you park a little further away, you might find you can actually save time by not getting entangled in the congestion nearer the school. We encourage parents to park away from the school, possibly at Asda or Marks and Spencer, and then walk the remainder of the distance. An alleyway runs directly from the rear of the car park at Asda to the school.

 

What about sharing school journeys?  Less pollution, less congestion and less danger on the roads near the children’s school.

 

We have a cycle shelter and cycle pod at the front of the school to store bikes and scooters during the day.  However, these are not secure and scooters and bikes must not be left overnight. Please ensure that they are collected by 3.45pm – at which time the gates and the cycle pods will be locked. If your child is attending an after school club, please ensure that the bike/scooter is collected before 3.45pm.

 

Children who are attending school clubs in the morning (at 8am) should enter the main playground at 7.55am when the gates will be opened. You will need to stay with your child until they are picked up by the member of staff leading the club between 7.55am and 8.05am.  Anyone arriving after 8.05am will not be able to access the school until the main gate reopens at 8.30am. There will be no access via the main school office entrance.

 

Please note that it is not acceptable for parents to leave children to walk into school by themselves, unless children already have permission as independent travellers to arrive and leave school independently. Parents of children who attend Oscars for breakfast club are reminded that they are to observe and adhere to Oscar’s regulations regarding the procedure for the dropping off of children.

 

INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS (Y5 & Y6 ONLY)

 

Children will be permitted to travel independent to and from school upon receipt of written confirmation from the parent/carer that the child may travel independently to and from school. Those children who have been given written permission to travel independently will also need written permission to bring their mobile phones into school. Phones will be collected by the class teacher and deposited in the school office where they will be kept secure until 3.30pm when the owner may then retrieve them.

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Attendance at school is very important and the government published new guidance last year.  The guidance states that ‘Headteachers should not grant leave of absence unless in exceptional circumstances’.  If it is necessary to request leave of absence for your child, it must be made in advance and in writing, stating clearly the exceptional reasons for the request.  The headteacher will consider each request to decide if the absence can be authorised and a reply will be sent to you.

 

ABSENCE DUE TO MEDICAL OR OTHER APPOINTMENTS

 

Parents are advised, where possible, to make routine medical and dental appointments outside of the normal school day. Where this is not possible, pupils should attend for part of the day. Please inform us of the appointment, in writing, in advance of the appointment date.

 

LATENESS

 

Punctuality is essential. If a child misses the start of the day, they can miss important teaching and vital information concerning the school day. Children arriving late can also disrupt lessons and it can be embarrassing for the child. Good time-keeping is a vital skill which will help our children as they progress through their school life and out into the wider world.

 

If your child arrives late at school, ie after registration - for whatever reason - then you must enter the school through the main entrance door and report to the School Office so that your child can be added to the school register.

 

If you need to take your child out of school early, then you MUST -

 

1.         Inform your child’s teacher in writing.

2.         Sign the register in the Office.

3.         Report to the Office on your return if you are bringing your child back to school.

 

Any children who have not been collected by 3.40pm will be brought to the School Office and a telephone call made to the primary contact to establish the pick-up arrangements. A record is kept of all children who are picked up after 3.40pm. If parents are consistently late to pick up, they will be required to attend a meeting with the Head Teacher and Safeguarding Officer.

 

MEDICAL ISSUES

 

ILLNESS

 

The Medical Room, where the school’s Welfare Officer is located, is next to the Junior entrance to the school.

 

If your child is away due to illness please use the contact form on the website – ‘Contact Us’, ‘Report an Absence’ to send an email by 8.50am on the first day of absence. Please provide brief details to include your child’s name, class and reason for absence. Please avoid using the word ‘sick’ unless the child has been vomiting.  There are strict rules about children who have been vomiting or who have had diarrhoea:  they must not return to school until at least 48 hours have elapsed with no symptoms.

 

You may also email the school directly using the following dedicated email address: attendance@st-andrews-southgate.enfield.sch.uk to report your child’s absence. If you report an absence via email, you are not required to put anything further in writing when you child returns to school.

 

The London Borough of Enfield’s Education Welfare Officer checks our registers every term to ensure that a high standard of attendance and punctuality is maintained.

 

The school does not give medication to children unless there are exceptional circumstances.  You must speak to the Welfare Officer if you are concerned.

 

Please make sure that the school knows where to contact you during the school day, just in case of emergencies.  If your telephone number or mobile number changes - please don’t forget to inform the office in writing.

 

HEAD LICE

 

In order to limit the spread of head lice, the school asks everyone to implement this weekly routine:

1.         Wash hair normally and towel dry.

2.         Apply conditioner (tea tree oil is especially good).

3.         Comb through the hair using a special nit comb.

            You can buy these combs at all chemist shops.

4.         Rinse.

This procedure not only detects if there are any nits but, if carried out regularly, helps to prevent them.

As the head lice and nits are now becoming resistant to all the commercial, chemical treatments, this simple procedure is a really effective and safe way of dealing with this problem.

If you find anything, please inform the Welfare Officer who will advise you on what to do.  Following LA guidelines, the school no longer alerts parents/carers when there is an outbreak of head lice.  You are all asked to be vigilant.

Strict confidentiality is maintained.

 

FOOD

 

The school is a NUT FREE ZONE.  NO nuts in anything please.

More and more children are developing life-threatening allergies to nuts.  St Andrew’s is now a nut free zone to minimise the danger of any of the children coming into contact unknowingly with products containing nuts or even traces of nuts.  We would ask you to be vigilant on this point.

 

SNACKS

 

Your child may bring a mid-morning snack of fruit.  (Please label the snack container.)  Only fruit is allowed, nothing else is permitted.

 

We belong to the ‘Free Fruit for Infants’ Scheme.  Every Infant child (Reception to Year 2) will be given a piece of fruit to eat at playtime so there is no need to bring a mid-morning snack from home until your child moves up to Year 3.  However, if your Infant child wishes to have a fruit snack during afternoon playtime, they are welcome to bring some fruit into school.

 

SWEETS

 

Sweets are not allowed at school and this includes chewing gum and bubble gum. We sometimes receive requests to distribute sweets on behalf of a child celebrating a birthday. We regret that we are unable to facilitate this as there are a number of children with allergies or dietary restrictions at St Andrew’s Southgate School.

 

SCHOOL MEALS

 

When your child stays for lunch you can choose between providing a packed lunch or having school lunches. We regret that it is not possible to combine a mixture of school lunches and packed lunches. School lunches always offer a choice of dishes and there is always a vegetarian option.  A daily menu is on display in the school hall for the children and the weekly menus are displayed on the General Noticeboard in the Junior corridor as well as on the school website. If you wish to change your child’s lunch provision during the school year, we will require a week’s notice in writing.

 

In September 2014, the government introduced universal free school meals for infant pupils. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are therefore now entitled to receive free school meals. If your child is in Reception to Y2, please do not add any money to your “Dinner Monies Account” on ParentPay, even if this account falls into arrears. The School will regularly credit this account with money to cover the school meals.

 

If you believe that your child may be entitled to free school meals, please contact the School Office and we can assist you with your application. It is very important that you inform us of any potential entitlement as entitlement to free school meals allow us to access further funds to support your child called Pupil Premium Funding.  If you think you are entitled please contact the School Office.  Your enquiry will be dealt with in strict confidence.

 

Parents/carers of children in Y3 and above must pay in advance for school meals (unless their child qualifies for free school meals). These meals are charged at a daily rate of £2.50. Please ensue that you have sufficient money in your ParentPay account to pay for meals.

 

  • Payment should be made using any of the methods of payment outlined below:
  • Online using ParentPay THIS IS OUR PREFERRED METHOD
  • Via Parent Pay using the PayPoints in shops (Please be aware these payments take up to 48hours to show as a credit on your account. Receipts can be shown to the Office if necessary.)
  • Parents are encouraged to pay half termly or termly in advance. Payments are recorded and reconciled by the School Business Manager. If payment is not received, parents/carers will be sent a reminder.  Please note that If debts are incurred, then the school budget has to be used to pay for them. This means that the money which should be spent on the children’s education is used to pay for debts incurred by parents.

 

Children who go home for lunch must be back in school ten minutes before the start of the afternoon session and no earlier.

 

If you wish to change from school lunches to packed lunches or vice versa you must give the school notice in writing.

 

If you are sending a packed lunch, please label the lunchbox clearly with your child’s name.  Please remember that you cannot use any products that contain nuts (beware of chocolate spreads).  Sweets, chocolates and fizzy drinks are not allowed in packed lunchboxes.

 

SAFETY AND SECURITY

 

St Andrew’s Southgate Primary School (CE) is very security conscious.

 

If you need to come to the School Office at any time the only entrance will be by the main entrance door at the top of the steps/slope next to the car park.  For safety reasons, please use the school’s front pedestrian path to approach the main entrance – please do not cross the car park.

 

Please press the buzzer outside and wait for the door lock to be released by a member of staff when they are free to do so.  Please be patient!  All visitors must be signed in and wear the appropriate badge when in the school.  Please do not ask a child to let you in if you are waiting outside.

 

Please remember that the only door you can access the school through is the main entrance door to the school should be used at all times when attending events such as class assemblies, open afternoons, exhibitions etc.  To leave the building please press the white ‘Press to Exit’ button once (to the left hand side of the door) and then push the door open.

 

If you wish to see the Welfare Officer, regarding medical matters or absences you must ask at the School Office.

 

If you wish to see a Class Teacher before school or at the end of the day please go to their outside classroom door.

 

Security is the responsibility of us all.

 

If you are on the school premises at any time other than the usual drop off and collection times, please ensure that the gate and all doors are shut and secure.

 

If at any time you see something that concerns you, please find a member of staff and inform them immediately.

 

UNIFORM

 

All children should wear the appropriate school uniform. A list of uniform is available in the School Office. We want children to take pride in their status as a member of the St Andrew’s Southgate Primary School community and the uniform is a visual reminder of this. We encourage children to dress smartly and to take pride in their appearance, and we ask parents to support us in this endeavour.

 

Our uniform supplier is Smiths Schoolwear who are based at 25 Station Parade, Cockfosters EN4 0DW Tel: 020 8363 2424 www.smithsschoolwear.co.uk. Uniform is available in the store, online or by phone.

 

Many of the items can also be found in high street stores.  The school tie, jumpers, cardigans, PE T-shirts, PE shorts, summer dresses, shoe bags and reading book bags with logo can only be bought from Smiths Schoolwear. Other items can be bought from many high street stores.

 

All children need to have a shoe bag for their PE clothing and footwear, and a St Andrew’s reading book bag. Unless your child is bringing in kit for an after school club, these are the only bags they will need. Our corridors are quite narrow and so small school bags, if needed are available from Smiths.

 

A long-sleeved art overall (adult shirt cut down and worn back to front is ideal) is needed for Art activities. To remove paint from clothing:  Rub any stain with soap and soak it overnight in cold water.  Don’t use detergents before soaking!  They tend to fix the stain.

 

Please mark all clothing and belongings clearly with your child’s name.  Remember that if you write your child’s name in an article of clothing it does fade to almost invisibility with washing!  Please keep checking that the name is clearly visible.

 

The children wear black plimsolls for PE.  They must be labelled clearly and kept in your child’s shoe bag.  Sometimes the children use bare feet for PE.

 

Trainers are only used in Years 3 to 6.  These should be plain black or white.

 

Trainers are not allowed to be worn at any other time.  Children should come to school in sensible dark coloured shoes or ankle boots suitable for running around in the playground safely.

 

No jewellery is permitted except for very small ear studs. No nail varnish is permitted.  Watches should be functional and discreet, no toy watches are permitted.

 

Hair bands must be plain.

 

MOBILE PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

 

Unless your child is an independent traveller to and from school, they are not permitted to bring a mobile phone into school. Phones for independent travellers must be deposited either with the class teacher or in the School Office in the mornings immediately before or after registration. Phones will be kept secure until 3.30pm when the owner may then retrieve them. No other electronic devices are permitted on school premises.

 

LOST PROPERTY

 

There is a lost property box in school and it will be put in the playground regularly. If your child has an item of clothing missing please check this box. Please note, it is very unusual to be able to identify uniform that is unnamed. It’s up to you to look!  Anything unmarked and unclaimed at the end of each half term will be given to charity.

PRECIOUS THINGS

 

Please don’t let the children bring or wear anything precious or valuable to school - unless the teacher knows about it.  At the very least, precious items may be mislaid or damaged. Please note that children should not bring any money into school.

 

PE

 

We love sports here!  As the children move up through the school they have the opportunity to take part in more and more different sports, e.g. football, swimming and netball.

Please look out for regular updates on the current clubs available at school.

 

PE is a really good example of why it is so essential to name clearly all of your child’s belongings.  It is very difficult to match items of clothing to children without name labels.

 

We often need help from parents/carers to transport the teams to matches and support them.  Information is given prior to each event.

 

COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS

 

In order to reduce costs and minimise our impact on the environment, St Andrew’s Southgate Primary is moving towards a paper-less system of communication. This means that, where practicable, our communications with parents will be by email and via SMS. Please ensure that we have up-to-date contact details for you to ensure that you receive all communications. Please also keep regular tabs on our website and download our St Andrew’s Southgate Primary School App – this will alert you new items posted on the website.

 

Please do check your emails and read everything that your child brings home. Some letters include tear-off permission slips which have to be filled in and returned to allow your child to take part in an event – please keep a look out for these.

 

NB       Please remember to check all pockets!  You’d be amazed at what lurks in a pocket!

 

THE SCHOOL WEBSITE

 

www.st-andrews-southgate.enfield.sch.uk

 

A wealth of useful information about the school can be found on the school website. There are also links to other useful sites. Our website is our main resource for keeping parents up-to-date with all that is happening here at school so please do make sure that you check it regularly. Each class has its own web page and the “News” section is regularly updated to keep you abreast of all that is happening here at school.

 

You can also download the main school calendar to your smartphone. Access our website either directly or via the app and follow the instructions to sync the calendar with your own calendar.

 

THE SCHOOL APP

 

You can download the school app from the app store. Search “Primarysite” and select to download. You will then be prompted to open the app and enter the school name “St Andrew’s Southgate Primary School (CE). The school name should appear in the suggested schools box as you type. By downloading the School app, you will be alerted when new items requiring your attention are posted on our website.

 

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP

 

There is an assembly every day for the whole school and our assemblies are Christian acts of worship.

 

Mondays:  Whole school assembly.

Tuesdays:  Led by the Vicar of St Andrew’s or another member of the local clergy.

Wednesdays:  Collective worship in class.

Thursdays: Whole school assemblies and hymn practice.

Fridays:  Class assemblies to parents and whole school award assemblies.

 

The class assemblies take place in the Summer Term and are open to parents/carers and these dates are announced via our website.  The children love to share their achievements and it’s great to come along to these events.

 

Younger brothers and sisters are welcome at the class assemblies.  However, if they become noisy or a distraction, it really isn’t fair on the children taking the assembly and you are asked to take them out of the hall into the entrance area.

 

The class taking the assembly will stay in the hall for a few minutes afterwards to talk to you.

 

CURRICULUM ISSUES

 

CONCERNS

 

You will have a chance to put any queries you may have at your ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting which is held fairly early in the Autumn term, at the beginning or end of a school day.  There are also parent/teacher meetings held twice a year.

 

If you or your child experiences any problems or have any concerns regarding school, academic or otherwise, then please speak to the class teacher.

 

Your child’s teacher will always make themselves available to talk to you, before or after school, and if necessary they will make a special time to see you.  Teachers cannot talk to parents once the school day has begun, as the children need their full attention.

 

SCHOOL REPORTS

 

School reports are sent home towards the end of the Summer term.  The annual report covers the pupils’ achievements, general progress and attendance record.

 

 

REWARDS

 

House points can be earned for good attitude in school, effort and achievement and for being helpful, polite or taking on additional responsibilities. They can be awarded individually or as a class by any adult working in the school.

Children record their individual house point tally and receive badges to proudly wear on their school uniform:

Bronze badge: 50 house points

Silver badge:   100 house points

Gold Badge:    250 house points

The class tallies for each house are added together each week and the winners announced in Assembly.

At the end of the year, the winning house will receive a special award.

Weekly certificates are presented in assembly to children who have shown behaviour that reflects one of our school’s 6 Christian values.

 

 

SCHOOL CLUBS

 

Here at St Andrew’s Southgate Primary, we value not only the academic achievements of our children, but also the extra-curricular achievements. We believe that our job is not just to teach, but also to nurture the whole child. This ethos is reflected in our enrichment programme which gives children the opportunity to participate in a broad range of clubs including sporting activities such as tag rugby, football and gymnastics to gardening and choir. As well as being enjoyable, these clubs allow children to develop personally and socially.

 

Some school clubs are run by independent companies who use school premises and charge accordingly, e.g. French Club, Football Club, Tennis Club.

 

Others are run by the school and are free or have a voluntary suggested donation to cover resources. Where donations are requested, all payments must be made via your child’s ParentPay account.

 

Recorder, string instruments, woodwind, brass, keyboard and piano lessons are also available at school for children in Years 3 - 6.  There is a charge for these lessons.  They are arranged through the Enfield Music Service.

 

Children in Year 5 learn the saxophone and the clarinet.

 

Further information about all these activities will be sent out each half term

 

SCHOOL EVENTS

 

All school events are listed on the website calendar. Sometimes there will be reply slips to fill in for tickets etc. Regular examples are:

Harvest Festival

Carol Service

The Infant Play

Easter Service

Summer Fete

Summer Music Fete

Sports Days

 

During the year there will also be other events such as Book Week and Maths Week.  Details will appear on the website and in the school calendar.

 

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

 

All the children in the school go on educational visits which are very important learning experiences.

 

You may be asked for a contribution to help fund the visits, but they are well worth it.  Assisted funding is available for these visits - if necessary please see the School Office. Payment for school trips are made via your child’s ParentPay account.

 

Where possible our children will be using London Transport as we are very fortunate to have Southgate tube station and the bus station within five minutes’ walking distance from the school.

 

Year 2 are able to spend a night under canvas at Tolmers Activity camp while Year 5 children have the opportunity to participate in the residential Spanish language immersion trip to Spain. In Year 6, the class goes on an extended visit, for up to five days.  This is a special event and gives the children a sense of independence and confidence before they transfer to Secondary School.  It is very exciting for the children.

 

INSET DAYS

 

What are INSET Days?  You will see these words cropping up from time to time.

The word INSET stands for ‘in service training’ for staff.

INSET days are generally tacked on to either the beginning or end of a school holiday.  On these days the school will be closed to the children.

Look out for INSET Day dates on the website and app.

There is no school on an INSET Day for the children.

 

PARENT HELPERS

 

Parent/carer helpers are welcomed by the school.  You can help in many ways both in class and on educational visits.  There is an opportunity at the beginning of every school year to volunteer as a helper. Please contact the School Office for an application form.

 

If help is needed on a school visit you will be asked by the class teacher.  The class teacher will try to give everyone a turn to help on a visit if at all possible.

 

The school is required to carry out a routine check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) on any parent/carer who volunteers to help in the school.

 

EXTENDED SERVICES

 

BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

 

The Breakfast and After School Clubs are run by an outside provider.  Details of both these clubs will be distributed to you or can be obtained from the information rack located in the Junior corridor next to the double doors.  The Breakfast Club operates in the school hall from 8.00 a.m. until the start of the school day and the After School Club operates from the end of the school day until 5.30 p.m.

 

The children are given a snack at both clubs and there are a variety of activities for them to take part in.  Places are limited so it is important to complete a form if you are interested in a place at either club.

 

HOME VISITS (Reception children only)

 

Before your child starts school in the Autumn Term the Reception Class Teacher and Nursery Nurse will make a Home Visit.  This is a very important meeting and ensures we have all the relevant information to help your child have a smooth start to school.  At this meeting the staff will need to confirm information about your child’s date of birth (birth certificate), ethnicity and home language.

 

SCHOOL GOVERNORS

 

The Governing Body of the school is responsible for providing the best possible education for all its pupils.  It has a specific role in helping to raise standards and it is also charged with ensuring that the school provides value for money.  The Governing Body appoints the Headteacher and works closely with them, supporting them to fulfil the role of Headteacher.  The relationship between the Headteacher and the Governors is crucial.

 

The Governing Body of the school is accountable to the parents, the local authority and the wider local community.

 

You will be provided with information regarding the members of the Governing Body regularly.

 

St Andrew’s Southgate Primary School is a Church of England school.  Our Governing Body must have a balance of at least one more church representative than non-church representatives.  This is to ensure that the Trust Deeds of the school continue to be honoured.

 

If you have a concern which you feel has not been addressed by the class teacher or Headteacher then you should approach the Chair of Governors, who can be contacted via the school.

 

The parent governors are your elected representatives and they are always willing to listen and to pass on your views to the Governing Body.  They cannot act alone.  However, it is the responsibility of the parent governors to know what issues concern parents.

 

 

Governing Body 2017

 

Appointed By

 

Mr M Clifford

Headteacher

(Ex-Officio)

 

Fr E Turner

Incumbent

(Ex-Officio)

 

Mr J Adeshiyan

Representative

Parents

 

Mrs S Tobin

Representative

Parents

 

Cllr C Cole

Representative

Local Authority

 

Mr C Binns

Foundation

PCC

 

Mrs R Franklin

Foundation

PCC

 

Mrs K Carroll

Foundation

Diocese

 

Mr P Miall

Foundation

Diocese

 

Mr J Haye

Foundation

Deanery/Synod

 

Mrs V Henry

Foundation

Deanery/Synod

 

Mrs O Clifford

Parent

Parents

 

 

Chair of Governors

Mr J Adeshiyan

c/o St Andrew’s Southgate

Primary School (CE)

 

 

Director of Education,

Children’s Services and Leisure

 

Mr A Fraser

Civic Centre

Silver Street

ENFIELD

EN1 3XQ

020 8379 1100

 

 

London Diocesan Board for Schools

36 Causton Street

LONDON

SW1P 4AU

020 7932 1100

           

 

 

THE PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (The PTA)

 

Congratulations, as your child is now at St Andrew’s you automatically become a member of the PTA!

 

It has been a long standing tradition at St Andrew’s School Southgate for parents to play an active role in supporting the PTA events and your continued support would be most welcomed, so please do get involved.

 

The PTA has a vital part to play in helping to improve the school by supporting the staff and children.

 

  1. It’s a registered charity (1063520), with clear aims about helping the school to advance the education of all the children.

 

  1. The PTA helps subsidise school trips and organises fun events for both children and adults – whilst raising vital money for the school.

 

Your PTA is in need of fresh faces and new ideas.  We strongly believe everyone has something to offer.  ALL contributions are greatly valued.

 

The PTA Committee meets regularly at the school.  Class link parents act as your representatives at the meeting. 

 

Check the PTA Noticeboard (in the playground) or the school website for details of the meetings and events.

 

FUNDRAISING

 

The PTA organises various events in order to raise money to enhance the children’s school life and improve resources within the school, e.g. new books, ICT equipment, school trips and much more.

 

The big events such as the Christmas Bazaar and Summer Fair require everyone’s input to ensure that the event is a success and we raise money for new initiatives. 

 

It is vital that everyone gets involved to help organise and volunteer to run events.  Please be a willing helper when your class reps ask for support.  Please don’t wait to be approached, if there’s anything you can help with or you know someone who can - let your class rep know.

 

Do you (or your family) work for a bank?  They operate £ for £ schemes where employees who help to raise funds for a charity have the amount they raise matched by the bank.

 

Do you frequent restaurants, hairdressers, barbers, opticians, dentists?  These businesses can mutually help support your school and get their names noticed by placing adverts in the programmes.

 

If you shop online then please use the following website which helps raise valuable funds for our school: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/standrewssouthgate

 

A great way to be involved in your child’s education is to take an active part in the PTA.  Your PTA needs you – what can YOU do?

 

RECEPTION SOCIAL EVENING

 

There is a social evening for all new Reception Class parents/carers in the autumn term.  (This is an evening event and provides information so it is only for parents/carers and not for children.)

 

This informal evening is free and the school provides drinks and snacks.  It is organised by members of staff and PTA members and attended by the Reception Class parents/carers.

 

This event is an opportunity to welcome you to the school and for you to get to know other Reception Class parents/carers.  You will also hear information about how you can support your child at home and hear about what you can do for the PTA.

 

Full details will be posted on the school website.

  

SCHOOL STAFF 2017/18

          Headteacher                                                         Mr M Clifford

          Deputy Head                                                         Mrs J Bacon

          Assistant Headteacher/Class Teacher               Mrs N Rahman

          Teachers                                                                 Mr J Demetriou                                

                                                                                          Mrs S Erskine

                                                                                          Ms S Penny

                                                                                          Miss A Malik

                                                                                          Miss K Ladd

                                                                                          Miss G Demetriou

          School Business Manager                                  Mrs T Kunaratnam

          Administration Officer                                        Mrs S De Jarne

          Welfare Officer                                                    Mrs S Foreman

          Teaching Assistants                                             Mrs E Evagora

                                                                                         Mrs L Gahan

                                                                                         Mrs D Michael

                                                                                         Mrs C Papa-Michael

          HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)           Mrs M Kelly

                                                                                         Mrs S Coonjah

                                                                                         Mr D Hancox             

          Learning Support Assistant                               Mrs C Georgopoulos

          PE Coach                                                              Mr L Griffiths

          Spanish Teacher                                                  Ms S Boca

          Site Manager                                                       Mr M Lambri

          Lunchtime Playleaders                                       Mrs K Brooks

                                                                                         Mrs M Cusano

                                                                                         Mrs L Gahan

                                                                                         Mrs R Roberts

              
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