2nd September 2020
We are really pleased to be reopening our school tomorrow after such a difficult time. We know school cannot be the same as before COVID 19 and there are many changes that have had to be made to adjust to these new times. However, what has not changed is that we are excited to be together again, learn together and be a community together.
We will take it step by step; day by day and we will do all we can to keep our staff and children safe. We look forward to seeing you all back in school.
Claire Claydon - Headteacher
Please read our September School Procedures and Reconnection Plan (see below)
Copies of all of our COVID-19 communications can be found on the Coronavirus Advice page of our school website.
We have made some videos to show children which gate to use and how to get to their new classrooms:
Year 1 Stars
Year 1 Planets & Sun and Year 2 Arctic & Atlantic
Year 2 Pacific
Year 3 & 4
Year 5 & 6
Watch the Lockdown Love Hearts video we made for our families during the school closure.
Singing together when we have to be apart - 'Looking to the Rainbow' featuring 10 members of the Gusford choir and 6 members of staff. Thank you to Mrs Ingram, Mrs Bourne and all who took part.
Gusford is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children. It has thorough safeguarding policies and a safer recruitment policy. If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child at Gusford please contact one of our safeguarding leads:
Mrs Holmes, Assistant Headteacher (Lead DSL)
Mrs Mann or Mrs Wright, Family Engagement Team members
Mrs C Claydon, Headteacher
Mrs Cagney, Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Wake - Assistant Headteacher
They can be contacted by phoning the school on 01473 682148.
safeguarding arrangements during school closure
If you have an urgent concern about the safety or welfare of your child, or someone else's, during the current school closure, please contact Customer First immediately via https://cypportal.suffolk.gov.uk/web/portal/pages/home. If your concern is not urgent but you would like to speak to a member of school staff, please contact the school DSL team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible.
If you think you may need help feeding your family during the closure, please contact Suffolk FIND for advice regarding food parcels.
If you are concerned for your child's mental health and wellbeing during this period, please visit the Emotional Wellbeing Gateway via the link below.
Remember that it is vital that all of us, children and adults, are following social-distancing guidelines at this time. Please ensure that your child is at home with you or with a safe and trusted adult. We realise that many children will be staying in touch with their friends via online gaming, messaging and social media sites. Please be mindful of the potential dangers online and ensure that you are continually checking and monitoring your child's internet usage.
Safeguarding Video: The Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership have created the this video to raise awareness of safeguarding for children and adults at risk and tell members of the public what to do if they see something that doesn’t seem quite right. During this challenging time, it will be even harder for children and adults who are already vulnerable to tell us what is happening to them. We are all responsible for safeguarding and now more than ever it is important that we are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect.