Alperton Community School has a strong community presence.
Training and Professional Development
We access a vast number of training and development opportunities through the Chrysalis Challenge Partners Hub. We work very closely with PGCE trainees from Middlesex and St Mary’s University, our school being recognised for the high level of support we offer trainees, for example through the Professional Studies Programme.
Alperton Community School is a PiXL School, which provides colleagues with access to external expertise and training opportunities. In February 2020 we hosted the PiXL Roadshow, a very successful event attended by delegates from approximately 20 schools from the Greater London Region.
We also host visits with delegates from Norway and Denmark, sharing practice from the UK Education System with colleagues internationally.
Additionaly, colleagues from our Arts and Languages departments have participated in the ArtinLan Erasmus project, focusing on the use of art in teaching languages.
We also liaise with other schools to facilitate school improvement systems. Three members of the Senior Leadership Team are governors in local primary and secondary schools.
Alperton Community School works closely with schools from the Harrow Collegiate Alliance (HCA) cluster to support the Schools Direct programme. We host trainees from local schools and similarly, our school-based trainees access local schools placements. Colleagues have attended the Outstanding Teacher Programme run through the hub, which has given them the opportunity to collaborate between themselves and with colleagues from other schools. Many of our colleagues from ACS attend specialised courses where other schools are the lead. Alperton Community School is the lead school for the EAL programme. Harrow High School, Pinner High School, Kingsbury High School, Regent High School, Avanti House and Hatch End High School have attended sessions at Alperton Community School and the feedback sheets from delegates regarding the sessions have been very positive.
Links with Parents and the Wider Community
Alperton has a very active Parents and Friends Association who help with fundraising, volunteering and other activities. Students are also actively involved in charity work and supporting local environmental campaigns.
Links with Local Employers
We have strong links with employers and community organisations that help mentor students to develop an awareness of the working world.
Each term we organise a Business Breakfast event, inviting local employers to our school in order to network, discuss potential career opportunities for our students and continue to build long term relationships with the local community.
Links with our Former Students
Throughout the academic year we organise various Alumni days, inviting former students to our school to strengthen our connections and inspire our current students in their learning journey and future careers.
Our school has strong links with Clary and Mahogany; Diwali parades; Eid celebrations; London New Year’s Day parades and Windrush Commemorations.