Update from Mrs O’Neill – Head of School

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Good afternoon,

I would like to thank you for supporting us in implementing the wearing of face coverings this week.  The majority of our students have remembered to bring a face covering with them and so far they have all been really sensible with them.  Many students are also opting to bring in their own hand sanitiser.  This is particularly useful for a speedier entry into the canteen. 

Many of you will have been affected by the changes that have been made on Lodge Road.  This has significantly affected pupils who catch the bus.  Buses are now located on Lodge Road which is not an ideal place.  The pavement is narrow, it causes a lot of congestion and it makes social distancing even more challenging.  We have voiced our concerns and I know that many members of Alsager have also done so.  Can I please remind all parents and carers who bring their child to school in car, to use neighbouring roads as a drop off and pick up point.  This will ease congestion around the site and make it safer for our students who walk or cycle to and from school. 

The return of pupils to schools has seen a rise in the number of people seeking Covid 19 tests nationally.  A reminder that you should only get a test if you have the following symptoms: a high temperature; a new, continuous cough, a loss of change to your sense of smell or taste.  In the event of a student testing positive, we will liaise with PHE who will advise on our next steps. 

This week we would normally have transition evenings for Y8-13.  Unfortunately we are unable to deliver these as normal.  We will send out presentations with all of the information regarding the key events/procedures for this academic year later this week.

Our open morning has also been affected by Covid 19.  As a result we will be having a virtual open morning on Saturday 26th September and therefore there is no need for us to close early on Friday 25th September.  Our staff and students always look forward to promoting our school so it is a shame that we are not able to do it this year.   I am sure that there will be some students disappointed at not finishing early on the Friday, too!

Thank you as always for your continued support. 

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