Supporting Bereaved Pupils - E learning programme

Provider: Child Bereavement UK
£250.00 (no VAT on this item)
Accreditation opportunities: CPD certified

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Description An invaluable tool to ensure your school is equipped to meet the needs of grieving pupils. Easy to use, takes just over one hour, in 4 individual 'bite size' modules. Work through at your own pace, on PC or tablet. Useful information sheets and guidance notes to download and keep. no limit on users within your school
Duration 70 minutes

Child Bereavement UK's website

Categories Primary, Secondary, Leadership and Management, Early Years/Foundation, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Health and care, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Administration Staff, Catering Staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Site staff, Technicians, Other support staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, CPD Leadership, Organisational Improvement, Governor, Child Protection Officer, PSHE
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

We know how difficult it is for schools to find the time and funds to release staff fro training. in response We have developed this programme for ease of use. 

Practical information and guidance on how to support pupils within your school community.

After completing the programme users should:

  • be more confident when talking to pupils about death in general
  • be more confident in talking to bereaved pupils
  • have increased knowledge and skills around the needs of greiving pupils
  • have further understanding of how pupils grieve
  • be able to identify factors affecting bereaved pupils
  • be more aware of your own feelings around grief and bereavement and how thses might impact on how you support grieving pupils



Evidence underpinning this approach

Childhood bereavement is a significant contributory factor for youth offending, substance misuse, forming of inappropriate relationships, homelessness and many other instances of social exclusion. However, we know that appropriate, sensitive and good quality support can have a huge, positive impact on future well-being and long-term outcomes for bereaved children and young people.

It has long been recognised that the adults already known to children, plays a vital role in supporting the health and wellbeing of bereaved children and young people. With the support of trusted adults, who feel confident to be alongside bereaved children and young people, most will not need external professional help.Whilst this may appear a big responsibility, it is easy to deliver. What most grieving children need is very simple: care and concern from adults they trust. Schools are well placed to provide this.

Over 20,000 experience the death of a parent every year, with around 1 in 29 school age children having been bereaved of a parent or sibling. 92% of children and young people will experience a significant beraevement before the age of 16.



How users/participants can evaluate success


A pre- and post evalaution user questionnaire is completed to gage impact and this analysed through the moodle.

Users will feel more prepared and confident to support bereaved pupils



Follow-up activities and support

The elearning acts as a continual resource freely available to access

It can be used as an aide memoir if an incident occurs


4 individual modules make up the learning journey.

1. Introduction

2. Responding to a death

  • a pupils perspective 
  • sharing the news
  • supporting a bereaved pupil and their family 

3. Ongoing support

  • a pupils perspective
  • models of grief
  • supporting pupils through events and transitions
  • the role of the school and policy implications

4. Supporting you

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.