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.
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.
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.
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.
We have worked with SEAAS for two years now and are now in our third year. We had very positive results last year with our Attendance Advisory Officer who worked alongside our FLO to support families with getting their children into positive attendance routines.
One key thing to note is that SEAAS can’t do everything for a school with regard to attendance. It has been useful to have someone dedicated to tracking attendance and supporting us with tackling those families who have been very difficult to reach via the normal supportive routes but we have had to ensure we are putting in place the support and positive incentives for attendance too. Having an attendance ‘expert’ on hand to give guidance and support has been invaluable.
Since SEAAS have worked with us to improve our attendance we’ve jumped from 93.7% to 96.2% attendance which puts us above the national average.
After just one year working with SEAAS, the impact is clear: fewer pupils are late and attendance figures have improved. We have been able to re-engage those hard-to-reach parents and tackled any persistent absentees. The partnership has been easy and the company provides challenging but supporting advice for parents. The advice and guidance through the legalities of attendance has been invaluable. Despite tight budgets, I would strongly recommend using SEAAS to tackle this difficult area.
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!
“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.”
“We have worked with SEAAS for over a year. They have committed, professional and knowledgeable staff who are not afraid to be consistently consistent with chasing poor attenders. As a result of their input with the school our overall attendance has increased. For the first time ever our Term 1 figures for this year have gone over 96%.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Working with SEAAS has made a positive impact on our attendance. Parents and students are able to discuss matters directly with an on-site Attendance Manager and a member of the SEAAS team to resolve any issues.
The professionalism and vast knowledge of SEAAS in all matters to do with attendance is an invaluable resource.
We value the collaborative approach and the co-ordination with outside agencies.”
“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. “
“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.”