Brighton Grammar School is committed to ensuring a safe place of work, learning and wellbeing for our staff and students. The staff return to work protocols that were put in place earlier this year largely remain as is, with some slight adjustments. Please take some time to review these changes and refresh your understanding of the protocols.
A review of the School’s emergency management plan has been undertaken and the Senior Executive is comfortable that we are prepared in the event of a potential COVID-19 case.
As required by the Victorian Government, the School has a COVIDSafe plan which outlines the steps we have taken in order to protect our staff, students and visitors during the return to onsite learning. This plan also contains the steps the Headmaster/Senior Executive would take should there be a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 at BGS.
Should there be a COVID19 outbreak in your area, and you are deemed to be a vulnerable worker, please contact your Head of School, the Chief Operating Officer or Director of Human Resources. Together we will discuss options to ensure you are supported and feel safe within your working environment.
If you feel like you would benefit from some additional support, you can contact the School’s Employee Assistance Program. This service, provided by Converge International, offers confidential telephone and consulting counselling services 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. They can also be contacted on 1300 687 327.
Alternatively, we have compiled a list of helplines, websites and other community related services available to provide support during these unprecedented times.
A range of fact sheets are available to assist with managing your wellbeing when working remotely, returning onsite or when navigating the challenges of life in general.
Please note: additional resources will be added periodically to the Staff drive under BGS Intranet / My Employment / Wellbeing. You can access this by locating the S Drive on your computer.
How to wear a face mask (PDF)
The School has established a comprehensive list of protocols to support a safe and supportive return to working onsite. These have been distributed via email and can be found here. All staff are asked to familiarise themselves with these protocols prior to returning onsite.
Academic staff who do not have teaching/pastoral commitments at either end of the day are encouraged to come in later/leave early. You should only be onsite when you are performing duties that require you to attend onsite. Further information will be communicated by your Head of School or the Headmaster as the Government Guidelines change.
If you are unwell, you are required to follow the usual process of notifying your manager or DOBs, providing work etc. A leave form, and accompanying medical certificate (if longer than two days absence) will also be required.