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Student Progress Day

 Student Progress Day Year
Group
 Staff Timings Location

1 Tuesday 8th October (wk2) 

 7-13  Tutors / Co tutors  9am – 4pm Form Rooms 

2 Tuesday 19th November (wk1) 

10   Subject Teachers 1:15pm – 7pm  Teaching rooms 
 

3 Wednesday 4th December (wk1)

9 Subject Teachers  1:15pm – 7pm   Teaching rooms
 

4 Wednesday 22nd January (wk2)

 11 Subject Teachers  1:15pm – 7pm  Teaching rooms 
 

5 Thursday 6th February (wk2)

13  Subject Teachers  1:15pm – 7pm  Teaching rooms 
 

6 Wednesday 4th March (wk1)

12  Subject Teachers  1:15pm – 7pm  Teaching rooms 
 

7 Tuesday 17th March (wk1)

 8 Subject Teachers  1:15pm – 7pm  Teaching rooms 
 

8 Thursday 30th April (wk1)

Subject Teachers   1:15pm – 7pm Teaching rooms 
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Making your GCSE choices

You can download the APS Options Guide here to find out about the courses you must study next year and those you can choose as options. 

After you have explored the possibilities, click here to make your choices. Please have your login details to hand to access the APS Options website – you will have received these at the Options Evening on Thursday 14th March.

We wish you all the best with your decision making.

Who will help me decide?

  • Although it's good to talk to your friends, do not make the mistake of choosing the same courses as them. Choose the courses for you.
  • Talk to the teachers that know you best - Form Tutor, Director of Studies.
  • Talk to the subject teachers and ask them what they think.

Key Staff

If you have any questions relating to your options, please use the contact details below.

Mr Silverman (Deputy Headteacher) - dsilverman@alexandrapark.school
Ms Falola (KS4 Co-ordinator) afalola@alexandrapark.school
Ms Simon (Director of Studies) csimon@alexandrapark.school
Ms Perry (Assistant Headteacher - Inclusion) kperry@alexandrapark.school

Resources

Below are some links to further information which may help you decide which options to choose.

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Term Dates 2019-20

Autumn Term 2019
Starts
Ends

Inset Days

  • Monday 2nd September 2019
  • Friday 29th November 2019
  • Monday 23rd March 2020

Public Holidays:

  • Christmas Day
    Wed 25th Dec 2019
  • Boxing Day
    Thur 26th Dec 2019
  • New Year's Day
    Wed 1st Jan 2020
  • Good Friday
    Fri 10th April 2020
  • Easter Monday
    Mon 13th April 2020
  • May Day (VE Day)
    Fri 8th May 2020
  • Spring Bank Hol
    Mon 25th May 2020

Holidays in Term Time

We do not authorise holidays in term time under any circumstances. Can parents / carers please ensure that they do not book holidays or flights before term ends or after term has begun. Every day in school matters.
The school sees the number of requests for time out of school to visit seriously sick elderly relatives rise massively in the last two weeks of July and the first week of September. It is impossible for us to distinguish between a bona fide request and those seeking cheaper flights. A false request is morally wrong, a bad example to set children and is unfair on those who do have a family crisis.

INSET Day Monday 2nd September 2019

Autumn 1

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Holiday

Monday 21st October 2019

Friday 25th October 2019

Autumn 2

Monday 28th October 2019

Thursday 19th December 2019

INSET Day Friday 29th November

Holiday

Friday 20th December 2019

Friday 3rd January 2020

     
Spring Term 2020
Starts
Ends

Spring 1

Monday 6th January 2020

Friday 14th February 2020

INSET Day Monday 23rd March 2020

Holiday

Monday 17th February 2020

Friday 21st February 2020

Spring 2

Monday 24th February 2020

Friday 3rd April 2020

Holiday

Monday 6th April 2020

Friday 17th April 2020

     
Summer Term 2020
Starts
Ends

Summer 1

Monday 20th April 2020

Friday 22nd May 2020

Holiday

Monday 25th May 2020

Friday 29th May 2020

Summer 2

Monday 1st June 2020

Friday 17th July 2020

Holiday

Monday 20th July 2020

Tuesday 1st September 2020

     
 Key Dates 2020/21
Autumn Term 2020
Starts
Ends

Inset Days

  • Friday 21st November 2020
  • Monday 26th April 2021

Public Holidays:

  • Christmas Day
    Fri 25th Dec 2020
  • Boxing Day
    Sun 26th Dec 2020
  • New Year's Day
    Fri 1st Jan 2021
  • Good Friday
    Fri 2nd April 2021
  • Easter Monday
    Mon 5th April 2021
  • May Day (VE Day)
    Fri 1st May 2021
  • Spring Bank Hol
    Mon 31st May 2021

Holidays in Term Time

We do not authorise holidays in term time under any circumstances. Can parents / carers please ensure that they do not book holidays or flights before term ends or after term has begun. Every day in school matters.
The school sees the number of requests for time out of school to visit seriously sick elderly relatives rise massively in the last two weeks of July and the first week of September. It is impossible for us to distinguish between a bona fide request and those seeking cheaper flights. A false request is morally wrong, a bad example to set children and is unfair on those who do have a family crisis.

Autumn 1

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Friday 23th October 2020

Holiday

Monday 26th October 2020

Friday 30th October 2020

Autumn 2

Monday 2nd November 2020

Thursday 18th December 2020

INSET Day Friday 21st November

Holiday

Monday 21st December 2020

Friday 5th January 2021

     
Spring Term 2021
Starts
Ends

Spring 1

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Friday 12th February 2021

INSET Day Monday 26th April 2021

Holiday

Monday 15th February 2021

Friday 19th February 2021

Spring 2

Monday 22nd February 2021

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Holiday

Thursday 1st April 2021

Friday 16th April 2021

 Autumn Term 2021
Starts
Ends

Summer 1

Monday 19th April 2021

Friday 28th May 2021

Holiday

Monday 31st May 2021

Friday 4th May 2021

Summer 2

Monday 7th June 2021

Friday 23th July 2021

Holiday

Monday 26th July 2021

TBC

Assessment Schedule 2019-20

 Student Progress Day Timing Schedule

Please note that, on Student Progress Days, school finishes at 12.20pm for all students.

Student Progress Day Year Group Staff Timings Location
1 Tuesday 8th October (wk2) 7-13 Tutors / Co tutors 9am – 4pm Form Rooms
2 Tuesday 19th November (wk1) 10 Subject Teachers 1:15pm – 7pm Teaching rooms
3 Wednesday 4th December (wk1) 9 Subject Teachers 1:15pm – 7pm Teaching rooms
4 Wednesday 22nd January (wk2) 11 Subject Teachers 1:15pm – 7pm Teaching rooms
5 Thursday 6th February (wk2) 13 Subject Teachers 1:15pm – 7pm Teaching rooms
6 Wednesday 4th March (wk1) 12 Subject Teachers 1:15pm – 7pm Teaching rooms
7 Tuesday 17th March (wk1) 8 Subject Teachers 1:15pm – 7pm Teaching rooms
8 Thursday 30th April (wk1) 7 Subject Teachers 1:15pm – 7pm Teaching rooms
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TSST Offer

TSST Physics 2018 - 2019

Download our TSST flyer 

Train to become a Physics Specialist with Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST)

The purpose of this training is to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist and returning teachers. It will increase the number of hours taught by offering school-led teacher subject specialism training opportunities. 

New River Teaching Alliance will deliver a Physics TSST programme in 2018 / 2019. The course is aimed at teachers with QTS who are already teaching or plan to teach some physics at secondary/FE level. The course is also suitable for those returning to teaching after a career break.

For teachers meeting the criteria, this course is FREE through funding provided by the government. This includes: 

  • non-specialist teachers who could potentially teach a relevant subject in addition to their main subject 
  • non-specialist teachers who are currently teaching a relevant subject either full-time or in addition to their specialist subject 
  • teachers looking to return to the profession 

About the Course

Ideal For:

Teachers with a passion for Physics, Secondary or Primary teachers to teach cross phase 

Key Stage

KS3 and KS4

Venue:

Alexandra Park School

Cost:

FREE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS 

  • Allows you to teach Physics confidently up to GCSE 
  • The courses draw upon up-to-date research to improve subject knowledge, pedagogy and practical skills 
  • The training will blend 6 face-to-face days with guided independent learning and online support
Outcomes for Participants:
  • Wider teaching opportunities 
  • Improved overall quality of teaching and learning in your lessons 
  • Extension of your subject knowledge and the opportunity to learn and develop skills with others from schools across the region 
Outcomes for Schools:
  • Improved quality of teaching and learning in Physics lessons 
  • Measurable improvement of Physics provision within the school 
  • Greater flexibility of staffing for example . . . 

...an opening up of opportunities for the Science department to run separate sciences at KS4

Please contact hhammond@alexandrapark.school to express interest or with any questions.

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Our Values

School is about more than exam results; we educate the whole student.

When we say goodbye to students at the end of their time with us, we hope that they are well-rounded individuals, confident about their futures, with the skills to achieve on their chosen paths.  To ensure this, we actively teach values and characteristics that we believe will help them during their time at school and later in life.

aps values

Further information on the values and how we report on them can be found here.

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Talk to us about a concern

New River Trust and its schools welcome feedback from parents and carers, whether negative or positive, through the school’s normal communication channels. We are committed to communicating with our parents and carers in a way that avoids the need to formally raise a complaint. We do this by encouraging parents and carers to contact us if they have a concern about any aspect of their child’s experience with us. All concerns are taken seriously and dealt with honestly, politely and in confidence.

We believe that it is in everyone’s best interest to resolve concerns at the earliest possible stage, so we encourage resolution by informal means wherever possible. In 2017-18 there were 5 formal complaints resolved by the Headteacher and 1 resolved by the Local Governing Body. We have developed the below summary for parents and carers to advise them of the steps they should take to seek resolution of any concerns.

Alexandra Park School Complaints Procedure Summary for Parents and Carers

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