Brighton Grammar School is committed to ensuring a safe place of work, learning and wellbeing for our staff and students. The School’s Senior Executive continues to monitor the advice provided by the Australian and Victorian Governments, and Victorian Chief Health Officer, in order to ensure staff, students and our community, are well supported during our transition back to onsite learning.
The following ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ have been updated to keep staff abreast of changes relevant to our managed return to work.
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 be contacted on 1300 687 327 or online here
Alternatively, we have compiled a list of helplines, websites and other community related services available to provide support during these unprecedented times. This can be found here.
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.
As you prepare for the Return to School of boys, and before returning to on-site work, please familiarise yourself with the COVID-19 Return to work protocols for Teaching and Professional Support Staff.
If your temperature is above 37.5 degrees you will be reassessed by one of our Student Health Officers. A decision will then be made as to whether or not you need to return home (this may involve having your temperature taken a second time). If you are asked to return home you will need to remain at home until your temperature returns to normal. Depending on your symptoms, you may also be advised to see your GP or participate in the Government’s COVID-19 screening scheme.
To obtain a certificate, please email Magdalene at Health Watch stating your full name, when and where you had the vaccination. This is important as Health Watch conduct many vaccination sessions for different businesses.
Parents have been advised that distance learning will not continue once the year level their son is in returns to onsite learning. You will not need to be planning to deliver your lessons in two different modes. You should however, continue to support boys who are at home because they are sick, high risk, or overseas and unable to return to school. We will monitor the level of voluntary absenteeism over the next few weeks and address it if required.
Yes, we suggest using hand sanitiser before and after the papers are handled. Some staff may encourage online tests only. We recommend that you speak to your Head of Faculty or Manager if you have concerns.
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.
Further questions should be directed to your Head of School, Chief Operating Officer or Human Resources.