I hope that you have had a productive week and are looking forward to the changes to lockdown restrictions on Monday. In line with Step 3 of the roadmap and DfE guidance, I am able to report that all of our students will no longer be required to wear face coverings in classrooms or communal areas in school, with effect from Monday 17th May. All of our students responded exceptionally well to wearing face masks, but it will be lovely to see all of their faces again. I understand that for some students this may feel strange and if any wish to continue to wear a mask that is absolutely fine, and all school staff will fully understand and not interfere with their decision. For students who travel to school on a bus, they will still need to wear a face mask during the journey. Staff will also be exempt from wearing face coverings in the lesson and will only be required to wear them in communal areas where social distancing is not possible. All visitors will still be required to wear a face covering.
A gentle reminder that our uniform policy does not permit nose studs. There may be a few students who have made use of being able to hide additional jewellery under their masks.
Last Saturday saw the final football games of the season for teams in the Championship, League One and League Two. For the Stoke City fans out there, you may already be aware that there were two ex-Alsager pupils playing in the team. Lewis Macari started on the bench and Will Forrester scored his first goal for the club. It is always a pleasure to see ex-students doing well. We have a section on our website “Where Are They Now”, where alumni share their careers post Alsager School. Please do have a look and if you know any ex-students, you may even be one yourself, do encourage them to get in touch.
I would like to thank all parents/carers who took the time last week to share achievements of their children outside of school. It was lovely to talk to them all. Please do continue to let me know of any successes.
As always, thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend.
“The human face is nature’s tablet; the truth is certainly written thereon.”
(Johann Kaspar Lavater)