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Parent Local Governor Elections 2020

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 2 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 you 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 Feb-March 2020 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 February 2020. 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.

Timeline

  • Nominations close midday Monday 24th Feb 2020 
  • Online voting opens midday Thursday 27th Feb 2020
  • Online voting closes midday Monday 2nd March 2020
  • Election results published Friday 6th March 2020
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A pair of crackers

Congratulations to our friends at Fortismere who, along with Alexandra Park School, were once again named in The Sunday Times Top State Schools.

We don’t get too excited about lists and rankings at Alexandra Park School.  There are so many tables with various criteria.  How do you compare the full range of schools with their different characteristics?  At Alexandra Park School we are proud to be an inclusive comprehensive; we welcome every challenge and celebrate every achievement across our diverse community of students.  These include results from those students who overcome massive cognitive challenges to achieve their best, to others that seem to have a natural ability to succeed in exams.  I am experienced enough, by the way, to know that behind all success there is usually years of hard work.

So it was pleasing to see that once again APS has made it into The Sunday Times Top State Schools. This list focuses on just the very top grades achieved at A level and GCSE, which we know doesn’t really do justice to the hard work of every student and every school.  As one would expect, the list is dominated by highly selective and faith schools.  APS sits alongside Henrietta Barnet, Latymer and QE Boys, and Cardinal Vaughan or JFS. Nevertheless, APS is proud to be up there amongst this group of the most high achieving schools.

APS is proof of the possibility of successfully educating a full range of students in just one school.  Well done to all.

There are more than 3,000 secondary schools in England.  To have two of the top state schools in the country within a mile of each other is pretty impressive.

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Newsletter December 2019

As Andy Williams croons on his 60’s classic, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, Christmas offers the opportunity for us to spend quality time with family and friends. 

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