Leadership

Headship Team

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