Attendance Network Conference (Autumn 2024)

(Attendance Network 24-25)
Delegate price £230.00
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Attendance Network Conference

Led by Wayne Harris, Pete Hines (OBE), and Sarah Vaughan (MBE)


Join us for our inaugural Attendance Network Conference to come together with like-minded colleagues from across the region, hear the latest information about Attendance in schools, be inspired by our guest speakers who will be sharing insights, ideas and practice and have the opportunity to network with other leaders.

Our morning session will be led by Wayne Harris, a distinguished attendance leader with a remarkable track record in enhancing attendance rates within both Primary and Secondary school settings. Wayne now leads Inclusive Attendance offering a ground-breaking Professional Development programme aimed at empowering schools to foster a culture of everyone being responsible for school attendance. This session will build on previous work we have done with Wayne and focus on common issues with Attendance and how these can be overcome.

In the afternoon we will be joined by Pete Hines (OBE) and Sarah Vaughan (MBE), Headteacher and Deputy Head respectively at Perryfields PRU in Worcestershire. Perryfields is a designated DfE Behaviour Hub and has been judged to be outstanding by Ofsted on 4 consecutive occasions. Pete is a strong advocate for the importance of building strong and nurturing relationships with all pupils and in this session we will explore the importance of embedding a culture of ‘belonging’ to enable pupils to thrive and flourish.

Our brand new Attendance Network, brought to you in partnership with Inclusive Attendance, promises to be an invaluable opportunity for Attendance Leaders to come together regularly to learn, share and support one another. We are delighted to be drawing on the expertise of Wayne Harris and colleagues from the Inclusive Attendance team, so we can support schools to embed effective practices that will really help to improve pupil attendance across their settings.

DATE: Tuesday, 5 November 2024

TIME: 09:30-15:30

VENUE: Heart of England, Meriden Rd, Fillongley, Coventry CV7 8DX

COST: £230 per person for non-subscribing schools


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Attendance Network have ONE FREE place on this meeting.

Additional places can be purchased – charges will apply. Costs will be incurred for schools that do not subscribe. Please see our terms for further details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Wayne Harris

Wayne has led attendance in both Primary and Secondary settings since 2007, he has a proven record of rapidly improving attendance at both a MAT and individual school level. A key element of these improvements has been implementing a child-centred and evidence-informed improvement model, along with outstanding professional development for all staff.

Wayne now leads Inclusive Attendance, working with over 500 schools nationally, delivering a revolutionary Professional Development Model that empowers schools to cultivate a culture where everyone is responsible for school attendance.

Pete Hines (OBE)

Pete is the Headteacher of Perryfields Primary PRU in Worcester which provides behaviour support to the 113 primary, first and middle schools in South Worcestershire. Perryfields has been judged to be outstanding by Ofsted on 4 consecutive occasions and was one of the initial 22 national lead schools on the DfE Behaviour Hubs programme.

This requires Pete to support and train schools across the country in developing a positive behaviour culture.

Pete is a strong advocate for Quality First Teaching and the importance of building strong and nurturing relationships with all pupils. He has been at Perryfields since 2005. He was awarded an OBE for services to education in the King’s 2023 New Years Honours list.

Sarah Vaughan (MBE)

Sarah is Deputy Headteacher of Perryfields and leads on the Behaviour Hubs programme. Sarah had extensive experience of working in mainstream before joining the Perryfields team in 2018.

Sarah is passionate about improving the life chances of vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils and shares her experience through training and supporting schools both in Worcestershire and further afield. She was awarded an MBE for services to education in the King’s 2024 New Years Honours list.

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