Welcome to Gusford Primary school & nursery

If your child needs to isolate our remote education is available on Tapestry (EYFS) & Google Classroom (Y1-6)

A very warm welcome to Gusford Primary School & Nursery. We take great pleasure and pride in welcoming prospective families to our school and under normal circumstances this would be as part of our Open Mornings during which you would have the opportunity to come and meet the leadership team, hear about our school vision and have a tour of the school. Sadly at the moment, due to the Covid restrictions in schools, this isn't possible and so we hope that our school website will provide you with lots of up to date information about our learning community - please do spend some time exploring our site and finding out more about us.

In addition, please do feel welcome to follow us on:

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/GusfordPrimary https://twitter.com/PebblesGusford

Instagram:

https://instagram.com/teamgusford

https://instagram.com/pebblesgusford

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/PebblesGusford

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact the school and we would be delighted to talk with you.

Claire Claydon - Headteacher


To start this years Childrens Mental Health Week we have made a video for our families. The mental health benefits of pet ownership are well researched, here are some lovely photos of our Gusford staff and their treasured pets.

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Virtual Tour



Watch our virtual tour video to take a look around Gusford Primary School.

Watch the Lockdown Love Hearts video we made for our families during the school closure.

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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.

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Safeguarding

‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’

Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE 2020)


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.


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Assistant DSLs can be contacted via dslteam@gusfordprimary.net or by telephoning the school office.

  • Claire Claydon – Headteacher

  • Hannah Cagney - Deputy Headteacher

  • Christine Holmes - Assistant Headteacher (Lead DSL)

  • Pippa Wake - Assistant Headteacher

  • Kim Wright - Family Engagement Team

  • Tanya Mann - Family Engagement Team

  • Catherine Sparrow - Acting SENDCo

  • Louise Hughes - Lower Key Stage 2 Phase Lead

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

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, you can contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub directly via the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership website or by telephoning Customer First on 0800 800 4005.

If you are concerned that a child is at immediate risk of harm, please telephone 999 immediately.

If your concern relates to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff, then you should report this to one of the DSLs, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher).

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.