Schools are very much at the front line when a bereavement occurs. It might – tragically – be a pupil who has died, a member of staff, a member of a child’s/member of staff’s family or a Governor or other member of the local community. In all schools – Church and Community – we would hope that local Clergy are able to take a lead in supporting those affected by the loss and in many circumstances help has also been sought from the LA. However, we recognise that for many schools access to a ready-made resource for use in these circumstances would prove helpful.
We have three identical bereavement packs - each containing 24 books along with a tactile Badger soft-toy - that have proved effective and have been recommended by those working in this area of pastoral need. Some of the books are for pupils, some for adults and others provide starting points for discussion of the “what if” scenarios. There are also links to the websites of national organisations such as The Child Bereavement Charity, Edward's Trust and locally, Nicky's Way.
You can borrow either set of resources by contacting Jacqui Studd or call 01473 298570. They are loaned free-of-charge and without time limit.
Please click here to see a list of the resources available.
Last updated 6 August 2019.