Bereavement in Primary Schools
Bereavement affects every school from time to time-and research shows that the response of school can be pivotal.
This course was created in partnership with schools, educational psychologists, and leading childhood bereavement charities.
It answers the many questions schools ask at times of bereavement, enabling schools to provide the best possible support.
This course is only available as whole-day INSET, sometimes delivered for a whole school, but more commonly hosted by a school with one or two members of staff attending from other schools in the local network. This helps spread the cost, and everyone leaves with a comprehensive pack to help them share their learning in school.
I now feel supported and informed to help support others in school.”
-Teacher, Monkspath Primary
Course Content Includes...
How children understand bereavement at different ages and stages
Supporting pupils, families, and staff before, during and after a bereavement
Language & listening: The impact of what we say and the importance of saying it
Difficult situations: Anticipating them and achieving the best outcome for pupils
Notifying the school community in a sensitive and timely manner
Policies and practice: Examples and guidance
Supporting the rest of the class and school
Handling the media in difficult or traumatic circumstances
Managing challenging behaviour after a bereavement
Memories and memorials-the importance of long term support
Bereavement in the curriculum
Preparing your school: A check-list for getting it right
All delegates receive:
45 page guidance book
10 full-colour summary cards to share in-school
CD containing PowerPoint Presentation, Audio Clips, and Example Policy
(+vat and travel)