Throughout the pandemic Alan has provided leadership and support to staff, pupils, and parents. Pupils were provided with IT equipment to ensure that they had access to lessons, and parents were kept informed during the last year. In school, pupil attendance and engagement are key to a pupil’s achievement in school. To tackle poor attendance and lateness, pilot programmes were set up to address this problem and improved engagement. Supporting his staff is a priority, both personally and professionally; creating a safe, welcoming environment is equally important as their professional development. With this, Alan is able to drive a school culture which puts the pupil front and centre.