Alexandria's motto is 'Aim. Achieve. Amaze' We believe that this supports the whole school ethos and reinforces that every student has the opportunity to try, succeed and believe in their own ability. Being at Fortismere should be a two-way process. The students have the opportunity to add to the school and to the community as a whole as well as receive a first class education whist also caring for the environment in and out of school.
This is one of the reasons we have altruism as our college ethos. Students are encouraged to support and help others without expecting anything in return.
Our tutors and co-tutors are dedicated and always there to help and support the students through the trials and tribulations of five years in secondary school. Tutor time covers many areas in which the students can express their opinions and learn about important issues such as well being, current affairs etc. Each tutor group runs an assembly of their choice giving students the opportunity to talk in public or help plan a team assembly from 'behind the wings'.
We also support students with any concerns they might wish to talk about; we have a number of student ambassadors who are there to lend an ear through mentoring younger students.
I have an open door policy and a deputy. Between us we are constantly looking for ways to improve the systems and support the staff and students in Alexandria.
We are the Alexandria Ambassadors! Our role is to represent Alexandria in different school events, as well as organising our own fundraisers throughout the year and raising awareness fir the college charity. We also support local groups, helping to create links betwenn Fortismere and the wider community. Our aim this year is to create even more exciting opportunities for all students to support our chosen charity, Teenage Cancer Trust.
Our designated charity is Teenage Cancer Trust. We have raised over £4000 since adopting this very important charity and we have a relationship with the charity that shows exactly how the money we raise is spent. This buys into our ethos and helps students to truly appreciate that some people need the kind of support we like to offer.
Alexandria newsletter Dec 18 here
Alexandria Ambassadors newsletter Dec 17 here
Alexandria Newsletter Summer 15 here
Head of Alexandria: Ms Irene Cuenca