County Attendance Team

Providing support to both schools and parents

To ensure regular school attendance, alongside statutory duties to issue Penalty Notices and Prosecutions under Section 444 of the Education Act 1996 and the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 amendment. Working closely with partner agencies to ensure appropriate actions are delivered as early intervention and prevention measures.

The team can be contacted on 01865 323513 or via email

Please see below the named contacts in the County Attendance Team who can provide advice and guidance, and with whom targeting support meetings will be held.

(West) Sheila Elton – County Attendance Officer -
(City) Faith Mwangi – County Attendance Officer -
(North) Shay Lawrence – County Attendance Officer -
(South) Dawn Softley – County Attendance Officer -
(South) Julieanne Law– County Attendance Officer -

Useful documents

Establishment Portal

The new Oxfordshire Establishment Portal is now LIVE!

As of August 2022, all attendance referrals and Penalty Notices for unauthorised absences must be made via the new Establishment Portal.

Any referrals received from August 2022 via email will be returned to the referrer and instructed to complete the Portal form.

Supporting documentation must be attached to the relevant forms within the Portal.

The Portal will be unavailable on Sunday 26 March 2023.

Essential maintenance