The Attendance Team

Meet Our Attendance Team

Mr Donnison – Assistant Principal, Strategic Lead for Attendance

Alongside my role as Head of Small School Innovation, I have the overall responsibility for attendance. I meet with the team on a weekly basis and report developments in attendance and current attendance data back to the Senior Leadership Team. I provide attendance reports for the Local Authority and the School Governors.

Miss McQuade – Attendance Officer

My role is quite varied but mainly involves working closely with those students who have lower attendance and need extra support and involving the parents where necessary. I work to develop initiatives to improve attendance, rewarding good and outstanding attendance, providing data and working closely with the Local Authority regarding non attendance and holidays.

Ms Holmes – Attendance Assistant

My role as Attendance Assistant consists of being ‘first contact’ for those parents contacting the school for their child’s absences. On a daily basis I telephone parents and other named contacts of those students who are absent from school when we have no notification of the reason. I also run the ‘Keep Kids Safe’ messaging system which sends out automatic texts to the parents of absent students.