Working in partnership to improve communication, parental engagement, attendance and pupil attainment

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About the Project

The Keep Kids Safe Communication Project was initiated by schools in Yorkshire, Humberside and Greater Manchester working in both urban and rural settings. The system utilises the latest technology and was developed in partnership with school staff and a team of leading education, software and communication experts. From the outset the project was driven by the needs of schools, children and young people, their parents/carers, and underpinned by the Every Child Matters agenda.

The project is now successfully operating in partnership with schools and local authorities nationwide and ongoing development is based on meeting needs identified by individual schools. All participating schools have reported significant positive outcomes in helping to raise pupil attainment, attendance and parental engagement.

The Project Team

In order to meet the objectives of the Partnership we have assembled an outstanding Project Team of highly skilled and experienced individuals. Each member of the Project Team fulfils an essential role in the operation and success of the Partnership.

Meet a few members of the Project Team below:

David Johnston

After a lifetime in education David knows the significance of high quality communication between schools and their partners, especially parents/carers, in raising pupil attainment. He has been a Headteacher, School Inspector, Director of Education in two large Local Authorities and worked for the DfES [now DCSF] on projects to improve school performance. David's focus is to ensure the project meets exacting educational standards.
Click here to see David talk about Positive Outcomes on Video


Des Coffey

Des is a highly experienced educationalist having been a Headteacher, School Inspector, Excellence in Cities Co-ordinator, and Children's Services Adviser for the DfES [now DCSF].His role is to provide detailed advice related to pupil attendance and behaviour.
Click here to see Des talk about Feedback from Schools on video


Paul Dexter

Paul Dexter

Paul is a key member of the partnerships highly experienced technical team. Paul and his colleagues work continuously to develop the system, turning the ideas of schools into reality.


Viv Saxby

Viv Saxby

Viv is an experienced member of the Helpdesk Team and alongside her colleagues she works closely with schools to ensure they maximise the benefits of the system within their school.

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Matthew is the Project Director. He has considerable experience of highly successful ground up project development specialising in communications technology


Dennis Palmer

Dennis was a key member of the group of Headteachers who initiated the Project. Along with other education practitioners who operate the system in their schools he has a key role in guiding the development of the system and identifying and disseminating best practice within and beyond the Partnership.
Click here to see Dennis talk about The Project Partnership on video


Richard Bunting

Richard is heavily involved in coordinating partnership development. Working with his colleagues he has an important role in working with schools to ensure the sustainable growth of the partnership and in promoting best practice.


Tim Cropper

Tim is a Partnership Training Manager. Tim and his colleagues have a great deal of experience in delivering on-site personalised training and best practice guidance in implementing and operating the Keep Kids Safe system.


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