Help for Teachers
Sadly, there will be times in a Head Teacher's career when they will experience the death of a pupil. There is advice and guidance available for Schools as we have outlined below; It is important that the school has a Child Bereavement Policy in place for pupils that have lost a significant loved one or a fellow pupil (there is an example model policy below). We hope the information below will help.
Child Bereavement Charity
Supporting a bereaved pupil
Childhood Bereavement Nework
Help for teachers - A bereaved pupil
Cruse Bereavement Care
Creating a school bereavement policy
The Compassionate Friends
When a pupil in your school is bereaved
The Grief Encounter
Schools - Helping Children through bereavement
Model Bereavement Policy
We have found below a model bereavement policy for schools. We found it to be extremely detailed and have had permission from East Riding of Yorkshire Council to share this with you. Every school should have this type of policy in place.
Model Bereavement Policy PDF