Head of School Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am sure that you will have been following the recent Government announcements relating to the reopening of schools. At this stage, it appears highly unlikely that we will reopen before September for years 7, 8, 9, other than for key worker and vulnerable children. If this changes, I will inform you immediately. Everest will be open for year 10 students in a very controlled setting.

Given the circumstances, our aim now is to provide remote learning, which is interactive but also supports the constraints of family life in our community. Having looked closely at our provision I am delighted to inform you of our new approach. ‘Everest Online’ will launch on June 1st in replacement of the home learning packs.

Everest Online consists of interactive PowerPoints, which include voice commentary from your child’s teachers. All lessons follow the same clear format in an attempt to develop parental support when learning from home. All lessons follow a timetable (shown below) and will be sent to your child’s school email account at 8am on the indicated day. You will also note that we have introduced assemblies for your child to listen to and tutor activities that the whole family can contribute to. We hope that by taking this approach we can continue to support learning from home but also provide a structure for our families to follow which is not overwhelming.

I want to take this opportunity to reassure you that support from teachers will still be available through the normal channels. Students who have any issues accessing online lessons can contact their form tutor for additional support.

Yours sincerely

Mrs H Dibden

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