Editorial

  • avatar for Aimee Cave (Aimee Cave)Aimee Cave (Aimee Cave) (1)

    Aimee Cave is assistant headteacher and SENCO at Pocklington Community Junior School in East Yorkshire. Aimee is a recent graduate of the NASENCO programme, run by Best Practice Network. For further information about this programme, see: www.bestpracticenet.co.uk/nasenco

    avatar for Claire McDermott (Claire)Claire McDermott (Claire) (7)

    Editor
    Claire McDermot is the Editor of Attendance Matters Magazine and has worked in B2B publishing for over 10 years. Claire is a freelance editor and can be contacted on: Claire@clmpublishing.co.uk

    Ed MageeEd Magee (Ed Magee) (1)

    Ed Magee has been the Chair of the National Network for Child Employment and Entertainment since January 2020. He was previously the
    organisation’s treasurer and is also the Chair NNCEE South East and London region. He is the lead officer for child employment, entertainment, chaperone
    approval, elective home education
    and attendance at the London
    Borough of Camden and has
    worked there for the past 25 years.

    Elisabeth Carney HaworthElisabeth Carney Haworth (Elisabeth Carney Haworth) (3)

    Elisabeth Carney-Haworth OBE is a qualified teacher and has worked across primary and early years education in a number of different roles and within several local authorities. On retirement from her last headship she left her nursery and infant school in Cornwall with an Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’. In 2010, together with her husband, she created Operation Encompass, a scheme that supports children experiencing domestic abuse. Elisabeth was honoured in the Queen’s birthday honours list 2019 and appointed an OBE.

    avatar for Emily Kempthorne (Emily Kempthorne)Emily Kempthorne (Emily Kempthorne) (7)

    Emily Kempthorne is the Assistant Principal at Bishop Young Academy in Leeds. She has 14 years’ experience in education across the country and has
    recently completed her MEd in Special Educational Needs (SEND) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). Emily can be contacted via email at ekempthorne@bishopyoungacademy.co.uk or on Twitter: @KempthorneMs

    Emma MeadusEmma Meadus (Emma Meadus) (19)

    Emma Meadus is headteacher of Coppice Valley Primary School and a member of the Red Kite Learning Trust.

    avatar for Jayne Ellis (j)Jayne Ellis (j) (1)

    Jayne Ellis is the Founder and CEO of EF Training. She has worked as a nurse and educator for over 30 years. During that time she has suffered the effects of compassion fatigue and realised that in order to care for others she must care for herself. She set up EF Training in 2016 to address the gap that exists in training staff about the impact of compassion fatigue and to help people create and sustain their emotional resilience. Thirteen years ago, during a very stressful period in her life, Jayne met her horse Phoebe, who helps her cope with the work she does. Phoebe is her ‘responsible selfishness’. www.eftraining.co.uk info@eftraining.co.uk

    Jessica MusettiJessica Musetti (Jessica Musetti) (1)

    Business Development Manager
    Jess is responsible for partnerships for Forum Magazines and events. You can contact Jess on: Jessica.musetti@forumbusinessmedia.co.uk or telephone:

    avatar for Richard Legg (Richard Legg)Richard Legg (Richard Legg) (0)

    Graphic Designer
    Richard Legg is Graphic designer at Mimeo and looks after the design of all Forum magazines.

    Sarah MurdochSarah Murdoch (Sarah.Murdoch) (211)

    Sarah Murdoch is Publisher for Attendance Matters Magazine. She is supported by an experienced team of commissing editors, editors, and designers.

    avatar for Sian Hickey (Sian Hickey)Sian Hickey (Sian Hickey) (3)

    Sian Hickey previously worked as an education welfare officer for a large local authority for 11 years before transferring to be an attendance intervention manager for a highly successful multi-academy trust in the West Midlands. She has a real passion for supporting students and their families to improve attendance at school.

    Simon HaySimon Hay (Simon Hay) (1)

    Simon Hay is co-founder and CEO at Firefly. With Firefly, schools can manage all aspects of school life, helping to reduce teacher workload, streamline administrative tasks and give parents a richer understanding of their child’s learning and experience of school. Firefly’s Parent Portal and LMS solutions are now used by more than a million students, teachers and parents in 40 countries, including 70% of the UK’s top performing schools. www.fireflylearning.com

    Sue CowleySue Cowley (Sue Cowley) (5)

    Sue Cowley is a writer, presenter, teacher educator and author of 30 books on education. After qualifying as a teacher with a first class BEd (Hons), she taught in primary and secondary schools and overseas. Sue’s international bestseller Getting the Buggers to Behave has been translated into ten languages and is a set text at many universities. Her best selling guide for NQTs How to Survive your First Year in Teaching has been in print for 20 years. She now works internationally as a teacher trainer and presenter. Website: www.suecowley.co.uk email: sue@suecowley.co.uk.

    avatar for Yvonne Hardiman (Yvonne Hardiman)Yvonne Hardiman (Yvonne Hardiman) (4)

    Yvonne Hardiman, Chartered MCPID, MA (Management) began her management career at BSI, heading up a publishing, printing and warehousing division. In 2005 she joined a law firm as HR Director and Partner. Today Yvonne enjoys running her own HR consultancy, assisting organisations with all aspects of people management. Contact Yvonne at: https://yvonnehardiman.com/