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.