Schools are often shaken by deaths in the community. Your school’s community is large, and death is unavoidable, but as a school leader, your response is critical to ensure that pupils, staff, parents and guardians are supported correctly at times like these.
We find it difficult to talk about death. Speaking to pupils and staff who have suffered a bereavement in school is daunting. We are not trained for it. What do we say? What if we say the wrong thing? How do we support our pupils? How do we help our staff to know what to do? What can we do as a school community to acknowledge our loss?
This webinar, ‘Bereavement: A Whole-School Approach’ from the School Mental Health Group, addresses the challenges of a death in your school community. It provides an overview of bereavement, grief and loss. It enables you to overcome the taboo about death. We give you practical guidance on what to do and say. Our message is simple but powerful: Acknowledging death and celebrating the life that has been lost is a whole-school challenge. Our webinar will enable you to accept and overcome it.