Ruth Lomas: School Attendance Officer


The safety of our pupils is my priority, ensuring I know where each child is when they are absent is essential. I will ring and write letters and may visit your home address if concerns are raised.

I work closely with the Local Attendance Service to ensure the pupils at Hodge Clough have minimal attendance issues. Attendance guidelines are provided by the Government and the Local Authority. As a school we provide support and guidance to ensure this  criteria is met. I send regular reports to the Local Attendance Service providing pupil’s attendance information.

If you are new to the school or are moving onto another school I will support you and your children in this transition.

I also provide incentives for good and excellent attendance.


If you are unsure about anything in relation to your child’s school life it is important you speak to their class teacher. If you are unable to do this then you’re welcome to speak to me and I will do my best to resolve any concerns you may have.

I work with Mr Cavanagh our Head Teacher and will forward any issues  I am unable to resolve onto him.

Please do not hesitate to contact me; I will do my very  best to help!

Find more information download the documents below.

Click to Download Holidays and exceptional [pdf 185KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Illness and other circumstances [pdf 189KB] Click to Download
Click to Download FORM Notification of Absence [pdf 105KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Attendance letter whole school September 2019 [pdf 1MB] Click to Download