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Some of the Schools we are working with…

What Head Teachers think about SEAAS…

We have used SEAAS since prior to my arrival as Executive Headteacher at Cleeve Park. We have always found SEAAS, to be helpful, professional and efficient in supporting our attendance strategy. Our Attendance Advisory Officer works closely with our attendance lead and our Deputy Headteacher to ensure that we are compliant with attendance coding, and to have a positive but accountable relationship with parents when discussing student attendance. She works alongside our governor with responsibility for attendance to hold target meetings with students and parents. This has ensured that we have tracked at least the national average since returning from covid. Consequently, we have also introduced the SEAAS support into our SEN school, Cleeve Meadow. This school, working alongside SEAAS has attendance data well above national average.

We were recently inspected by Ofsted at both schools. During these inspections, our Attendance Advisory Officer was invaluable in providing robust data and supporting evidence. Ofsted inspections are at short notice, but despite this, SEAAS provided a detailed summary including current data. This ensured that attendance tracking and monitoring was judged as robust in both schools.

Alex O'Donnell

TKAT Executive Headteacher, Cleeve Park School & Cleeve Meadow School

We have worked with SEAAS for two years and in that time they have helped us improve the attendance of our most vulnerable children, reinforcing our school values and closing the gap in attendance for our pupil premium children. The positive impact our advisor has had on our attendance and punctuality is clear and we would recommend the service they provide to other schools.

Amy Massey

Headteacher, Featherby Schools

We are delighted that we chose SEAAS to support with our attendance.  Our attendance officer goes above and beyond expectations in ensuring that we are provided with an excellent level of service.  She is a constant source of advice, even outside her allocated hours with us and has proven herself to be focused and driven in achieving our aims.  As a school in challenging circumstances with a big job to do with attendance, I am delighted with the service that SEAAS are offering us and feel that we will be able to overcome the challenges that we face. 

Joanna Styles

Headteacher, Cage Green Primary School

I have been delighted with the service we have received from SEAAS and the impact on our attendance, for all pupil groups, has been really positive.

Chris Jackson

Head of School, Kings Farm Primary School

SEAAS have been absolutely invaluable to our school in terms of driving up attendance. The advice we are given and the sessions we have with our Attendance Advisory Officer really help to target some of our vulnerable families. The constant monitoring and follow up of issues has been excellent. I totally recommend this company to deal with attendance in a busy school.

Mrs Kathryn Duncan

Head of School, Chantry Community Academy

Having worked with other EWO services before, I can whole heartedly recommend SEAAS as a provider.  Our Attendance Advisory Officer is fully invested in our school and families and very much feels part of our team.  She is passionate about ensuring every child attends school and works collaboratively with my team.  Our school attendance is well above national levels and we are grateful for our AAO’s role in helping us make that happen.

Louise Shields

Headteacher, The Federation of Barnehurst Schools

Our partnership with SEAAS has made an incredible difference, to not only our whole school attendance figures, but they have served to improve the attendance of some of our most vulnerable children.

We have loved their support and our attendance officer has had tough conversations with many parents to ensure that they truly value the importance of high levels of attendance and the positive impact this has on their children’s well-being and progress. Last year our attendance figure increased from 96% to 98%! We will continue our association with SEAAS for years to come. We wholeheartedly recommend their support!

Jacqui Saunders

Headteacher, Cobham Primary School

“We have been working with SEAAS for the past year as a means of reaching the parents of children who are persistently absent in particular.

We have been delighted with the way in which our allocated Advisor has worked with parents and the school to raise the profile and importance of good attendance as a means of being aspirational for their children’s futures. Our SEAAS Advisor has met with parents at school and in their homes and where appropriate has signposted them to services that could possibly help them with their difficulties.

SEAAS are efficient and effective and they ensure that the school has all the relevant and up-to-the minute data and information we may need.”

Nicole Caulfield

Executive Headteacher, Riverview Infant & Junior Schools

“Having worked with SEAAS over a number of years we can see the impact of their work on children/families who have persistent absenteeism from school. Our fortnightly meetings ensure that no child gets left behind and early intervention can take place. Our SEAAS worker gets to know families and their history, working with them to make sure children are in school and therefore increasing their life chances”.

Miss M Sexton

Head Teacher, Westcourt Primary & Nursery School

“We have been using the services of SEAAS now for a year and have seen a huge improvement in the importance of attendance in the whole school environment. SEAAS have worked in harmony with our existing attendance office and enabled them to process data and be highly efficient whilst SEAAS meet the parents, work with Community staff and challenge poor attendance.

Our SEAAS worker is a dynamic and self motivating worker. She packs more into two days than we could have done ourselves in a week. She does not shy away from difficult parents and continually works to move our attendance forward. Our attendance has now moved forward and we have high hopes for the future.”

Craig Hallam

Principal of the Tudor Community, Westlands School

“Chadwell Heath Academy has been working with SEAAS for three years. In that time we have built an excellent working partnership. What has made this partnership work so well is our shared philosophy; attendance and attainment are very closely linked, improve one and the other follows. SEAAS provide a tenacious, proactive and cost effective approach to tackling attendance and punctuality issues.

They have been very effective in engaging with hard to reach families and in taking proactive action with pupils who may slip into poor attendance. Our Attendance Officer is a visible presence when in school. She liaises well with pupils, staff and SMT. Our attendance officer is very knowledgeable regarding all matters on attendance and is always contactable on her mobile phone. I am in no doubt that our Attendance Officer plays a significant role in helping to maintain our excellent attendance and punctuality figures, currently 96% years 7-11 and 96% years 12-13.”

Adam Rumble

Deputy Headteacher, Chadwell Heath Academy

We have worked with SEAAS for a number of years across our Federation. The impact that they have had can be seen in both our attendance percentage figures and our approach to attendance. The work we do with our Attendance Advisory Officer is supportive and it is reassuring to know that she is always at the end of the phone for any concerns or questions that we have about our attendance issues. We would be lost without them and see SEAAS as very much part of our school offering. They have been invaluable.

Ben Hulme

Executive Headteacher, The Compass Federation

“SEAAS have provided my school with outstanding support over the last academic year. On our behalf SEAAS have taken robust action to challenge poor attendance resulting in strong improvement in pupils’ attendance.

Their weekly tracking and reporting is highly detailed and ensures the school maintains a good awareness of all aspects of SEAAS’ work. Our dedicated Adviser is very much part of the school team and is friendly and highly approachable. I would strongly recommend this service. “

Heidi Barton

Headteacher, Burnt Oak Primary School and Children's Centre – October 2016

“Welling School is a very large, mixed, outer London 11 – 18 secondary school with a broad intake of students, in terms of different local authority residency, socio-economic backgrounds and academic abilities. We have employed SEAAS as our educational welfare and attendance consultants since its creation.

Whilst the attendance of our students is good, this is in no small way due to the ability of our SEAAS consultant to engage sympathetically and seamlessly with colleagues and the systems that they operate. The attention given to every detail of each student’s case reflects the concern of our consultant that their well-being and life chances are paramount, and this mirrors the ethos of our school.

The proactive SEAAS philosophy is evident throughout the work of our consultant, who engages with senior colleagues and students to intervene and address problems at the earliest sign, and to advise senior colleagues in order to make further improvements. I am pleased to endorse the service that SEAAS provides.”

Mrs Diane Khanna

Headteacher, Welling School