North West Kent 

Alternative Provision Service

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As a regional PRU working with schools, families and other stakeholders in our community, robust accountability is critical. Governance is through our Local Governing Body whose regular meetings and frequent visits to the school robustly challenge our practices, develop the service and drive improvement in outcomes for pupils.

MemberRoleRole(s) outside NWKAPS
Natalie WillbournChairExecutive Headteacher at Orchard Academy 
Odette Kelham


Safeguarding lead 

Senior Assistant Headteacher at St John's Catholic Comprehensive School
Marie Woolston


Ex officio

Head of Service at NWKAPS
George RorkeGovernorHeadteacher at Thamesview School
Abi WoodhouseGovernorDeputy Head of Service at NWKAPS
David AlphonsoGovernorAssistant Head of Service at NWKAPS
Carlos HoodGovernorRetired teacher 
Lisa ThistlewaiteGovernorLeader Virtual Schools Kent 
Andy McCormackGovernorPublic Sector
James FotheringhamGovernorDeputy Head Teacher - Gravesend Grammar School



All members can be contacted by email or post addressed to Pamela Edwards


NWKAPS is part of Alternative Learning Trust whose governance structure and membership is detailed at GIAS.


Current vacancies

The Local Governing Body currently has the following vacancies:

  • Parent member
  • Member