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Parent Local Governor Elections 2019

Alexandra Park School currently has a vacancy for an elected Parent Local Governor to serve on the Local Governors’ Advisory Group for a period of up to 4 years. The opportunity to be elected as a Parent Local Governor is open to any parent, all you need is to be willing to give time and commitment to the school.

We welcome all those who are eligible to stand in the elections. We want to reflect the full diversity of our local community and would particularly encourage those from different ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Parents who would like to stand as a candidate for election may obtain Parent Local Governor nomination forms (you may also ask your child to collect a form for you) from the Alexandra Park School office. If there are two or more nominees for the role, an online ballot will be held in May-June 2019 in accordance with the below timeline. Parents will be notified in the event of an election.

Detailed information on eligibility, nomination and the election process was sent to parents via letter in May 2019. If you have not received this letter please contact the school office. Further information on the role of Local Governor can be found on the governance page of the school website.


  • Nominations close midday Wednesday 22nd May 2019 
  • Online voting opens midday Wednesday 29th May 2019
  • Online voting closes midday Wednesday 5th June 2019
  • Election results published Wednesday 12th June 2019

Changing from Single Academy Status to Multi-Academy Status

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
6.30pm School Library
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 sdaley@alexandrapark.school; 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.

Michael McKenzie


Letter for parents

Frequently Asked Questions


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Key Information

Alexandra Park School became a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) at the beginning of January 2017.  MATs are state-funded organisations that are responsible for running one or more schools.  The name of the MAT is the New River Trust (NRT).  The NRT MAT is responsible, currently for running one school, Alexandra Park School.  MATs are directly accountable to the department for Education (DfE), with whom they have a Funding Agreement.