School Update 23rd March

Dear Parents / Carers

I hope you and your families are well after what has been a very difficult and strange weekend. Can I please urge you and your families to follow the government guidelines on ‘social distancing’, some of the images in the news over the weekend of crowds of people mixing together were both disappointing and disturbing. Everyone one of us has to play our part in following the advice, this will help protect our NHS and our country and will literally save lives.

This advice also applies to the role schools up and down the country are playing as from today. They are open for the most vulnerable and for the children of key workers only. We are open this morning and I would like to pay tribute to the members of school staff who are supervising our young people. They are showing real selflessness, care and even bravery by doing ‘their bit’ for our country. Please remember the safest place for young people to be is at home. We are doing our best to enforce ‘social distancing’ rules when they are here in school but being in the building and in and around others, clearly carries significant risks.

This care provision at school should only be used as a last resort for those vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. For the benefit of everyone, I urge you not to send your child to school unless it is absolutely essential. This short clip below explains why

On a lighter note I have set up the platform I have promised where parents / carers, students and staff can share photos and thoughts about the work and activities they are doing at home. It is called ‘Alsager Still at Work. Please check our school website and look for the tab on the far top right of the homepage. Anyone can upload photos, text and comments of what Alsager students are doing at home, these will be collated and then posted on the website under ‘Alsager Still at Work’ plus links to all our social media feeds. So please contribute as much as you can, show how brilliant and imaginative our students are and send us your contributions – the more the better. Despite this current situation it is important we all stick together, keep our school running and show we are all part of one community.

Please take care and look after yourselves and your families.

Warm regards

Richard Middlebrook

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