The Governing Body of Alexandra Park School is considering a proposal to become a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). This is a relatively straightforward process since APS is already a Single Academy Trust (SAT). As part of the decision-making process, the Governing Body is seeking the views of parents/carers and it will take these into account before a final decision is made.
The attached letter sets out more detail on the proposal and the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provides further information. In summary, schools and academies judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted Inspectors (as is the case with APS) are now responsible for taking a lead role and working collaboratively with other schools, providing support where necessary. APS already works closely with Haringey schools through its designation as a National Teaching Alliance School. The MAT model will enable us to consider what other collaborative arrangements we could put in place to improve and impact positively on educational experiences of a larger number of young people.
The Governing Body is committed to maintaining and continuing to enhance the outstanding work of Alexandra Park School. The decision to become a MAT will not impact on that commitment.
The consultation period for this proposal is set out below
Consultation start date
Friday 18 March 2016
Open meeting for parents/carers with the Headteacher and Governors
Wednesday 27 April 2016
Final date for e-mail, written and website responses
Friday 13 May 2016
We look forward to hearing your views. You can give us feedback via the MAT Consultation feedback form (below); by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; in writing to the Chair of the Governing Body c/o the Clerk to the Governing Body, Alexandra Park School, Bidwell Gardens, London N11 2AZ.
These are our scheduled revision sessions for the summer exams. Please make sure that you confirm your attendance with your teacher.
|0||Date||Day||Time||Subject 1||Y12 or Y13||Staff||Room|
|Spring 2||03/03/2019||Sunday||9am-1pm||Spanish Oral Prep||13||EDE|
|Spring 2||24/03/2019||Sunday||9am-1pm||French Oral Prep||13||TBL|
|Spring 2||30/03/2019||Saturday||9am-1pm||Spanish Writing & Translation||13||EDE|
|Easter Holidays||09/04/2019||Tuesday||9am-1pm||Chemistry Paper 1||Y13||JRA||S5|
|Easter Holidays||10/04/2019||Wednesday||9am-1pm||Classics||Y12 and Y13||PSH||105|
|Easter Holidays||12/04/2019||Friday||9am-1pm||Chemistry||Y12 and Y13||JRA||S5|
|Easter Holidays||16/04/2019||Tuesday||9am-1pm||Chemistry Paper 2||Y13||JRA||S5|
|Easter Holidays||16/04/2019||Tuesday||1pm-5pm||Mandarin Paper 1||Y12 and Y13||SMA||210|
|Easter Holidays||17/04/2019||Wednesday||9am-1pm||Classics||Y12 and Y13||PSH||105|
|Summer 1||27/04/2019||Saturday||9am-1pm||English - Tragedy||13||CPE|
|Summer 1||27/04/2019||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Mandarin Paper 4||Y12 and Y13||SMA||210|
|Summer 1||28/04/2019||Sunday||9am-1pm||SPANISH SPEAKING||13||EDE/TDA||208|
|Summer 1||11/05/2019||Saturday||9am-1pm||English Soc. & Pol. Prot. Writ.||13||CPE/TWA|
|Summer 1||11/05/2019||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Bus BTEC Paper 3||Yr 12 and 13||MFL/RDE||214|
|Summer 1||11/05/2019||Saturday||9am-1pm||Business BTEC Paper 3||Yr 12 and 13||MFL/RDE||214|
|Summer 1||11/05/2019||Saturday||9am-1pm||Politics Paper 2||13||DSA||111|
|Summer 1||18/05/2019||Saturday||9am-1pm||Politics Ideologies Pap. 1 & 2||13||CBE|
|Summer 1||18/05/2019||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Business Paper 1||Yr 13||LPO||217|
|Summer 1||19/05/2019||Sunday||9am-1pm||SPANISH LISTENING/READING/TRAN||13||EDE/TDA||208|
|Summer 1||19/05/2019||Sunday||9am-1pm||FRENCH LISTENING READING/TRANS||13||TBL/SMI||207|
|Summer 1||19/05/2019||Sunday||1pm-5pm||Economics Paper 2||Yr13||TCU||214|
|Summer 1||25/05/2019||Sunday||9am-1pm||Mandarin Paper 2||Y12 and Y13||SMA||210|
|Half Term||30/05/2019||Thursday||9am-1pm||RS - Philosophy of Religion||Year 13||NKE||109|
|Summer 2||01/06/2019||Saturday||9am-1pm||Business Studies Paper 2||Y12 and Y13||TCM||214|
|Summer 2||01/06/2019||Saturday||9am-1pm||Maths - A2 P1||Y13 and 12D1||VBH/JBA||303, 319|
|Summer 2||01/06/2019||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Computer Science||13||JBA|
|Summer 2||01/06/2019||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Economics Paper 3||Yr 13||TCM||214|
|Summer 2||02/06/2019||Sunday||9am-1pm||Further Maths||Yr13||JBA|
|Summer 2||02/06/2019||Sunday||9am-1pm||Philsophy||Year 13||CBE||109|
|Summer 2||02/06/2019||Sunday||1pm-5pm||Media Studies Paper 1||12 & 13||SKE||114|
|Summer 2||02/06/2019||Sunday||1pm-5pm||Business Paper 3||yr 13||TCU||214|
|Summer 2||08/06/2019||Saturday||9am-1pm||Maths- A2 P2||Y13 and 12D1||VBH/JBA||303, 319|
|Summer 2||08/06/2019||Saturday||9am-1pm||US Politics||Year 13||DSI|
|Summer 2||08/06/2019||Saturday||1pm-5pm||Media Studies Paper 2||12 & 13||SJS||112|
|Summer 2||09/06/2019||Sunday||9am-1pm||Maths- A2 P3||Y13 and 12D1||VBH/JBA||303, 319|
|Summer 2||09/06/2019||Sunday||9am-1pm||Philsophy||Year 13||NKE||109|
|Summer 2||16/06/2019||Sunday||9am-1pm||Further Maths||Yr 13||JBA|
There are many revision sessions, running across all subjects between now and the summer exams. This list is updated weekly, so please check back regularly.
|Monday||Lunch||All||Any- drop in||AHU/AFA/ROR||219|
|Monday||15:15-16:15||Media Studies||Any- drop in||SKE||114|
|Monday||15:15-16:15||Business Studies||Any- drop in||IST||218|
|Monday||15.15-16.15||Hospitality & Catering||Any- drop in||LHR||G8|
|Monday||15.15-16.30||Product Design||Any- drop in||LPE/LHR||G13/G10|
|Monday||3.15-4.30pm.||GCSE Art Club||Any- drop in||NDY||309|
|Monday||15:15-16:15||Physics||Any- drop in||JMA/HHD/AGI||S12|
|Monday||Lunch||Chemistry||Any- drop in||NAL||S5|
|Monday||15:15-16:15||History||Any- drop in||TCL||108|
|Tuesday||Lunch||All||Any- drop in||AHU/AFA/ROR||219|
|Tuesday||15:20-16:20||English||Targeted + Student Sign Up||English team||various|
|Tuesday||15:20-16:20||Computer Science||Any- drop in||MPA/AKH||117|
|Tuesday||15:20-16:20||IT/ I-media||Any- drop in||AFA/MCE||219|
|Tuesday||Lunch||French||Any- drop in||JNA||212|
|Tuesday||15:20-16:20||Maths club||Any- drop in||Maths team||303|
|Tuesday||15.20-16.30||Product Design||Any - drop in||LHR||G10/G8|
|Wednesday||Lunch||Any||Any- drop in||AHU/AFA/ROR||219|
|Wednesday||15:15-16:15||Textiles||Any- drop in||FGA||G14|
|Wednesday||15.20-16.20||Drama||Any- drop in||EDR/MVA||118|
|Wednesday||3.30-4.30pm.||GCSE Art Club||Any- drop in||NBE||314|
|Wednesday||lunch||French||Any- drop in||JNA||212|
|Wednesday||lunch||English||Any- drop in||ROR||219|
|Thursday||Lunch||All||Any- drop in||AHU/AFA/ROR||219|
|Thursday||Lunch||PE||Any- drop in||RHA||EW02|
|Thursday||15:15-16:15||English||Any- drop in room||KJB/HVI||203/201|
|Thursday||Lunch||French||Any- drop in||JNA||212|
|Thursday||15:15 - 16:15||Maths||Targeted||Maths team||3rd floor|
|Friday||Lunch||All||Any- drop in||AHU/AFA/ROR||219|
|Friday||3.15-4.30||Product Design||Any- drop in||LHR||G10/G8|
|Friday||1:20-2pm||French||Yr 10/Fr1 and Yr11/Fr1||JAA||207|
|Friday||15.15-16.30||Product Design||Any- drop in||LPE||G13|
|Friday||Lunch||Biology||Any- drop in||MSL||S24|
|Date||Period||Day||Time||Subject 1||Targeted Students||Staff||Room|
|01/03/2020||Spring Term 2||Sunday||9am-1pm||SPANISH||Targeted Students for tier decision : Listening and reading||EDE||207|
|08/03/2020||Spring Term 2||Sunday||9am-1pm||French||All Students (Speaking)||JAA||207|
|08/03/2020||Spring Term 2||Sunday||9am-1pm||French||BMA: all students (listening, reading, writing)||BMA||208|
|15/03/2020||Spring Term 2||Sunday||9am-1pm||French||All students (Reading-Listen-Trans)||JAA||207|
|15/03/2020||Spring Term 2||Sunday||9am-1pm||SPANISH||All sstudents LIST/ RED AND TRANSLATION||EDE||208|
|18/04/2020||Easter Hols||Saturday||9am-1pm||PE||moderated students||BBO/RHA||sports hall|
|25/04/2020||Summer Term 1||Saturday||9am-1pm||Art||All students||All art||All art rooms|
|25/04/2020||Summer Term 1||Saturday||9am-1pm||French||Targerted students (speaking)||JAA/BMA||207/208|
|26/04/2020||Summer Term 1||Sunday||9am-1pm||SPANISH||ALL STUDENTS/SPEAKING||EDE||207|
|27/04/2020||Summer Term 1||Monday||9am-1pm||French||Targeted Students (speaking)||JAA/BMA||207/208|
|02/05/2020||Summer Term 1||Saturday||9am-1pm||Chemistry Paper 1||Double Higher and Foundation||RJO||S15|
|03/05/2020||Summer Term 1||Sunday||9am-1pm||BUSINESS||all students||IST, LPO, RDE, SBI||214, 215, 217, 218|
|03/05/2020||Summer Term 1||Sunday||9am-1pm||French||All students (writing-Translation)||JAA/BMA||207/208|
|09/05/2020||Summer Term 1||Saturday||9am-1pm||PE||all students||BBO/RHA||EO2|
|10/05/2020||Summer Term 1||Sunday||9am-1pm||RS||all students||NKE||Meeting Room|
|10/05/2020||Summer Term 1||Sunday||9am-1pm||French||All students (Listen-Reading)||JAA/BMA||207/208|
|16/05/2020||Summer Term 1||Saturday||9am-1pm||SPANISH||ALL STUDENTS/WRITING||EDE||207|
|16/05/2020||Summer Term 1||Saturday||9am-1pm||Geography||All Students||DSH||EW09|
|17/05/2020||Summer Term 1||Sunday||9am-1pm||RS||all students||NKE||Meeting Room|
|23/05/2020||Half Term||Saturday||9am-1pm||Chemistry Paper 2||Double Higher and Foundation||RJO||S15|
|30/05/2020||Half Term||Saturday||9am-1pm||Media P1||All students||All students||114|
|31/05/2020||Half Term||Sunday||9am-1pm||Geography||All Students||DSH||EW09|
|06/06/2020||Summer Term 2||Saturday||9am-1pm||Media P2||All students||SKE||114|
|07/06/2020||Summer Term 2||Sunday||9am-1pm||Geography||All Students||DSH||EW09|
Please note: This is a postal address. Access to the school is not possible through Bidwell Gardens. Access is through Durnsford Recreation Ground or Rhodes Avenue.
The main entrance for students is located in Durnsford Recreation Ground.
This entrance is closed during the school day, so visitors and deliveries should use the entrance on Rhodes Avenue, as indicated on the map below.
There is no on-site parking at Alexandra Park School. Spaces in the surrounding streets fill very early, but some parking can be found on Rhodes Avenue and Durnsford Road.
The nearest underground station to Alexandra Park School is Bounds Green. The nearest overground station is Alexandra Palace. The bus routes 102, 299 and 184 all stop out the front of Durnsford Recreation Ground.
Dear Parent / Carer
As you are aware, this year represents the start of a period of curriculum change that is being introduced by the Department of Education.
These changes will have a significant impact upon students in every year group. At Key Stage 3 they involve the revision of the National Curriculum, and in particular the removal of the compulsory levels (1-7) that previously existed to measure progress from Years 7 to 9. At GCSE, new qualifications are being introduced in all subjects over the next three years with a different grading system (using numbers, 9-1, instead of A*-G), and at A level all subject specifications are also being revised over the next three years although the grading system will remain unchanged. Vocational qualifications at Key Stages 4 and 5 are also being reformed.
In light of these changes we are currently reviewing our reporting procedures to ensure that they remain effective in fulfilling their purpose of providing information about progress, and means of improvement, to students and parents.
To help inform this process, we are eager to consider the views of parents and would be grateful if you could complete a questionnaire which is available at goo.gl/pZ74uE
Please also be aware that we have produced guides to curriculum change which you can view here.
We are, as always, grateful for your support.