Following announcements across the UK, we are reminded that this Pandemic is going to be with us for some time yet. Our priority continues to be ensuring the health and safety of our whole community, whilst maintaining the boys’ education and learning.
We can only do this if we all work together and collectively stick to the guidelines. This becomes more important than ever. Please remind your son/s of their important role as we work together to keep our classrooms open.
We thank-you for your continued support.
We are delighted that the new structures we have put in place in accordance with the 'New School Day' Guidance are working well and thank all our pupils and staff for their partnership as we settle into a new routine.
We recognise that there will continue to be questions and we hope that this page provides some answers for you. We have endeavoured to work through all scenarios but if there are questions you still have, please do not hesitate to reach out on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to provide any further clarity if needed.
This is a new way of working for all of us and we will continue to do all that we can to ensure pupils feel safe and supported as we all readjust.
- My son is experiencing symptoms. What should I do?
- My son has tested negative and so has everyone in the household. Can he return to School?
- My son (or someone in my household) has tested positive. What happens next?
- I have contacted the NHS 111 helpline and have been advised that he needs to self-isolate – what do I need to do?
- How does Test and Trace work in Northern Ireland?
- How does PHA define 'close contacts'?
- When can my son return to School if he has been instructed to self-isolate?
- What happens in school if a pupil displays symptoms?
- Will the College notify me of positive cases as they occur?
- Someone in my household has symptoms. What should I do?
- Someone in my household has tested positive. What should I do?
- My son has been in contact with someone who tested positive? What should I do?
- My son has been identified as a ‘Close Contact’, what should I do?
- My son has been identified as a ‘close contact’, do the rest of the household need to self-isolate?
- Since being confirmed as a ‘close contact’, my son has developed symptoms.
- How does the College identify ‘close contacts’?
- How will my son be supported if he has to self-isolate at home?
We are loving having all our boarders settled and enjoying life on Campus. Whilst routines are slightly different, the culture is the same and our boarding family is enjoying being back together again.
We continue to work hard to ensure all the boys are safe and well and as a reassurance for all our boarding families, Campbell College as a member of the Boarding Schools’ Association is adhering to the BSA Covid-Safe Charter. This is a voluntary code to which schools can adhere and which, aims to give confidence to everyone that we are following all the appropriate measures to ensure that our school is a safe environment. Families and agents can be assured that our priority is the safety of our pupils and staff read more.
We assure all boys, parents, guardians, agents and staff that we continue to work to ensure that Campbell College is a safe, secure and welcoming environment for all. As always, should you have any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mr Bert Robinson, Head of Boarding
As a member of the Boarding Schools’ Association we are adhering to the BSA Covid-Safe Charter. This is a voluntary code to which schools can adhere and which, aims to give confidence to everyone that we are following all the appropriate measures to ensure that our school is a safe environment. Families and agents can be assured that our priority is the safety of our pupils and staff read more.
We have missed our brilliant boys and it has been fantastic to welcome them safely back again! Our corridors and classrooms are full of life once more.
Every effort has been made to ensure a safe, secure and welcoming environment , and this page is intended to provide reassurance as to the measures which have been put in place to safeguard our whole school community. With guidelines continuously subject to change, we would advise that you keep an eye on this page, as it will be regularly updated as the situation evolves.
As always, should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
With the continued support of our whole school community at Campbell, we look forward to a safe and successful term.
It is wonderful to have everyone back together again!
Andrea Brown, Head of Junior School
Safeguarding our whole school community is paramount, and so our planning for a safe return to Junior School and Kindergarten has been guided by the following principles:
1. Keeping Covid-19 out of Campbell!
If a pupil or staff member, or anyone they live with, has any of the following symptoms, they must not come to school until they have been tested for Covid-19:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change, in sense of smell or taste
To minimise the risk of infection, only essential visits will be permitted to the College.
Pupils and staff returning from countries outside Northern Ireland must follow the latest government regulations, which may involve a 14 day period of self-isolation.
2. Adhering to the latest public health and health & safety legislation and advice.
3. Using the Department of Education NI and Health & Social Care Trust guidance as frameworks to inform risk assessment and planning.
4. Implementing protective measures to control and mitigate risk, including:
- Social distancing (increasing separation and decreasing interaction)
- Enhanced hygiene measures (respiratory hygiene & hand washing)
- Extension of cleaning practices
5. Clearly communicating with our whole school community, and ensuring they are consulted regarding the effectiveness of our new safeguarding procedures.
- Wrap-Around Care
- School Uniform
- School Shop
- Responding to Symptoms of Covid-19
- StopCOVID NI Contact Tracing App
- Face Coverings
- Extension of Cleaning Practices
- Increased Hygiene Measures
- Hand Hygiene
- Respiratory Hygiene
- Visitor Access
- Pastoral Care
- Special Educational Needs
- Curriculum Delivery
This page will be updated as the situation evolves and please also visit these links for up to date government advice