From January 2018 the Headship (Senior Leadership) Team at Gusford consists of:
Headteacher: Mrs C Claydon
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs H Cagney
Assistant Headteacher: Mrs P Wake
Assistant Headteacher: Mrs S Clayton (Tuesday-Friday)
Assistant Headteacher: Mr R Dedicoat (Monday)
School Business Manager: Miss V Martin
Roles & Responsibilities of the Headship Team
Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Cagney, is responsible for Assessment across the school and is a member of our English team. She oversees teaching and learning and pastoral matters in Early Years and our Year 1 and Year 2 classes. As Deputy Head Mrs Cagney has a lead role in monitoring Behaviour and Anti-Bullying across the whole school.
Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Wake, is responsible for Curriculum and Learning Environment and as a Key Stage 2 moderator she will also support our work to improve children’s writing. She oversees teaching and learning and pastoral matters in Years 5 and 6. As Mrs Wake is also a Specialist Leader for Education for Maths she is a member of our Maths team.
Assistant Headteacher (0.8fte), Mrs Clayton, will oversee teaching and learning and pastoral matters in Years 3 and 4. In addition she is responsible for monitoring and developing the quality of learning and teaching across the whole school and she also leads our Maths team. In addition to her work here at Gusford Mrs Clayton is currently involved in a project with the Norfolk and Suffolk Maths Hub, where she is a specialist supporting a number of local schools in a Maths Mastery Primary Intervention work group.
Assistant Headteacher (0.2fte) Mr Dedicoat shares responsibility for Learning Environment with Mrs Wake. Mr Dedicoat takes a special interest in outdoor education and he is a member of our PE & Sport team.
Our Extended Leadership Team
Phase Leader for EYFS & Year 1: Mrs Race
Assistant Phase Leader for EYFS & Year 1: Miss Cable
Year Group Leader for Year 1: Miss Gooch
Year Group Leader for Year 2: Miss Cumberland
Year Group Leader for Year 3: Mr Shinn
Phase Leader for Lower Juniors & Year Group Leader for Year 4: Mrs Hughes
Year Group Leader for Year 5: Miss Williams
Year Group Leader for Year 6: Mrs Smith
SENCo: Mrs Hook
Student & Family Support Leads: Mrs Hook & Mrs Shanks