Our staff will continue to guide and teach our pupils as best we can in these difficult circumstances. There will be different approaches taken for different year groups and this page should act as a guide for you. Any concerns and issues can be directed through the routes below.
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In order to support the learning of all, pupils must abide by the ‘Acceptable Use of ICT’ policy when using Zoom, as well as some specific and important ground rules:
- They must use their correct name. Students attempting to join a lesson with an inappropriate name will be removed.
- If using a ‘virtual background’, they must select appropriate images.
- Pupils should use a suitable area within their house
- Pupils should join the Zoom meeting individually, not in groups or with other members of their family.
- Online behaviour should follow all the normal expectations of the classroom.
Any abuse of these ground rules will be treated as a disciplinary matter and risks being excluded from this mechanism of support.
Please note also that Zoom will not be used for 1-1 meetings with pupils for safeguarding reasons.
We will be doing our utmost to sustain learning but it will require a commitment from the boys themselves to play their part, along with the vital support of their parents/guardians. Our younger learners will need more support and for the older boys this is a chance to start to develop independent learning skills. We will keep a watchful eye on work submitted, attendance through Zoom where applicable and do our bit to keep things interesting, engaging and productive.
This way of learning is new to us all and there may be some teething problems - whether with technology or human! Working together we will do our best in true Campbell style and be patient and kind to each other along the way!
This will be a challenging time for everyone and we will all be patient, kind and understanding with each other as we work through it together. Some tips to help get started and remember you are there to be a parent not a teacher and don’t feel that you have to be both.
- It is important to help set the right environment for learning.
- Check Firefly to see what is expected each day
- Set a structure to the day, with break and lunchtimes included.
- If possible, create a space that is set up for learning, no distractions nearby.
- Build in time to exercise – if possible getting outside for fresh air
- Discuss with your child each evening how things are going
- Feedback any concerns
- Keep them smiling and provide some fun to take minds off what is happening
As with our pupils, we want to encourage everyone to be independent learners. If you have a question, this is hopefully included within the FAQs on the website and on Firefly.
If your son has a question about a task he has been set, we encourage him to contact his friends about it in the first instance, either via their usual channels or using the Pupil Forums set up within Campbell College Online in Firefly.
If these avenues do not answer your query, then we hope that we can still be here to answer the phone but just in case, we have set up the following help desks which will be manned during school hours and operate a ticket system.
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Please bear in mind that teaching staff are seeking to support the learning of over 950 pupils in the Senior School and over 200 in our Junior School, so do try to use the FAQs and other forums before contacting the help desks. Help desks are not monitored 24/7 however, we will endeavour to respond within 48 hours (week days only).
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The College continues to follow the advice from the relevant agencies; Public Health Agency, World Health Organisation, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, NHS, Boarding Schools’ Association, Early Years, Education Authority and the Department of Education. .