Leadership

senior leadership Team

From September 2021 the Senior Leadership Team at Gusford consists of:

Headteacher: Mrs Claire Claydon

Deputy Headteachers: Mrs Carmen Hopkins & Mrs Pippa Wake

School Business Manager: Mrs Kerry Hawes

Roles & Responsibilities of the Senior Leadership Team:

Mrs Claire Claydon - Headteacher - overall leadership of the school

Mrs Carmen Hopkins - Inclusion & Pastoral Deputy overseeing teaching & learning in EYFS & Year 1.

Mrs Pippa Wake - Curriculum Deputy overseeing teaching & learning in Years 2 - 6.

Mrs Kerry Hawes - School Business Manager overseeing the admin & premises teams.


Our Extended Leadership Team

Leader for EYFS: Miss Gooch

Year Group Leader for Year 1: Miss Cumberland

Year Group Leader for Year 2: Miss Boyton

Year Group Leader for Year 3: Mrs Hughes

Year Group Leader for Year 4: Miss Machin

Year Group Leader for Year 5: Mrs Slater

Year Group Leader for Year 6: Mrs Smith

SENDCo: Mrs Coleman

Safeguarding team

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 Hopkins, Deputy Headteacher (Lead DSL)

  • Mrs Mann, Family Engagement Team

  • Mrs Wright, Family Engagement Team

  • Mrs C Claydon, Headteacher

  • Mrs Wake, Deputy Headteacher

  • Mrs Coleman, SENDCo

  • Mrs Hughes, Year 3 Leader

They can be contacted by phoning the school on 01473 682148 or emailing dsl@gusfordprimary.net


At Gusford, keeping children safe is at the forefront of everything we do. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Safeguarding, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) without delay.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership (SSP). The SSP is a statutory multi-agency organisation which brings together agencies who work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Suffolk. If you want to know more about this procedure, please speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads or our Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded from the school website.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.