Leadership

Headship Team

From September 2019 the Headship (Senior Leadership) Team at Gusford consists of:

Headteacher: Mrs Claire Claydon

Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Hannah Cagney

Assistant Headteachers: Mrs Pippa Wake & Mrs Christine Holmes

Acting Assistant Headteacher (covering the maternity leave of Mrs Wake): Mrs Louise Hughes

School Business Manager: Miss Victoria Martin

Roles & Responsibilities of the Headship Team

Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Cagney, is responsible for assessment across the school and leads 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 monitoring and developing the quality of learning and teaching across the whole school. Mrs Wake is a Specialist Leader for Education (SLE) for maths and she leads our maths team. As a Key Stage 2 moderator she also supports our work to improve children’s writing.

Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Holmes, is responsible for curriculum development across the whole school and is a member of our science team. She oversees teaching and learning and pastoral matters in Years 5 and 6.

Acting Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Hughes, oversees teaching and learning and pastoral matters in Years 3 and 4 and is Year Group Leader for Year 3. Mrs Hughes is our school lead for our work with the Ipswich Opportunity Area.

Our Extended Leadership Team

Phase Leader for EYFS: Mrs Race

Year Group Leader for Year 1: Miss Gooch

Year Group Leader for Year 2: Miss Boyton

Year Group Leader for Year 3: Mrs Hughes (Acting Assistant Head)

Year Group Leader for Year 4: Miss Walker

Year Group Leader for Year 5: Miss Machin

Year Group Leader for Year 6: Miss Wilkinson

SENCo: Mrs Hook

Student & Family Support Lead: Mrs Hook

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 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.