Meet the Attendance Team

The Attendance Team all have a vital role to play in ensuring students attend school and therefore reach their full potential. 

To contact any member of the team, email: 

Year Group Attendance Contacts 

Members of the Attendance Team are linked to Year Groups as follows. You can find their contact details in their Bios below. 

  • Year 7 – Emily Knight, Joanne Merrien and Nicola Bugler 
  • Year 8 – Marisa Hibberd and Sally Dean 
  • Year 9 – Samantha Belsey and Sally Burns 
  • Year 10 – Danny Ryan and Rebecca Kirby 
  • Year 11 – Lisa Cockbill and Victoria Godridge 

Nathan Lewis 
Assistant Principal, Inclusion 

I became Assistant Principal responsible for Attendance in September 2020 having worked as at Hart School since May 2017. 

Our attendance target for all students is 98%. 

This level of attendance will enable students to make the best possible progress and will therefore have a direct impact on their futures. 

Supporting pupils and parents by working together to address any in-school barriers to attendance is the focus of the Attendance Team as a whole, along with celebrating ongoing success and rewarding students for improved attendance. 

Ceri Watt 
Attendance Improvement Manager 

I joined The Hart School in September 2017 and have worked in the attendance team for 4 years. I now lead the team as Attendance Improvement Manager. 

I work closely with students, families, and agencies to help remove any barriers which may prevent a child from being able to attend school.  

I have worked in education for 6 years and enjoy the enormous privilege of being able to help young people to fulfil their potential by supporting them to attend school, therefore building the foundations for a positive future. I am excited to be part of an enthusiastic and supportive team at The Hart School where every child matters. 

Robin Gray 
Attendance Improvement Officer  

I joined The Hart School in January 2023 as Attendance Improvement Officer. I visit students and their families at home to ensure their wellbeing and to help them with attending school. 

I am dedicated to helping ensure every child has an education. As well as visiting students at home, I also work closely with vulnerable students to improve their attendance and to support them with attendance issues. This role enables me to work closely with students and families, supporting children to benefit from the opportunities that education offers and the impact it can have on their future lives. 

Emma Allen 
Attendance and Admin Assistant  

I have worked in attendance at The Hart School since March 2023. 

I am in the office ready to take absence calls from 8 am each morning. 

I love helping and supporting students to get into school to access their education. Building up resilience is very important at school to prepare students for their life after The Hart — so trying to get students in every day is a top priority! I also recognise when students improve their attendance and hand out Hart Points for weekly attendance! 


Wellbeing Coach 

I have been supporting the Attendance team since I joined The Hart in January 2023.  I am often found welcoming students at the gate in the morning as they come into school, providing my support with emotional wellbeing, and making my way around the school building to support with positive punctuality.  

I don’t have an email address set up at the moment, but please get in touch with my colleagues at if you need anything.