Bereavement and Loss

We have compiled a substantial resource Bereavement and Loss to give school leaders support and ideas when dealing with this sensitive situation.

"Some of the most poignant moments I have experienced in over forty years as a Christian minister have been in schools following a death in their community ... There are no simple formulae for such occasions. There could not be a more timely or helpful resource."
From the Forward by Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham to 'Bereavement and Loss'

Bereavement and Loss includes:

Exploring grief 
  • Lessons on grief and how children of different ages may understand and react to death

Initial response
  • Model bereavement protocol and sample letters
  • Information sharing pathways
  • Engaging with your local church and incumbent
  • Guidelines for breaking news of the death to staff, governors and pupils
Ongoing support
  • Long term support strategy
  • Ways of remembering
  • Poetry and prayers
  • Collective worship during bereavement
  • Suggested books - for children and adults
  • Links to further support material

Download Bereavement and Loss.