Supporting schools and colleges through bereavement
The experience of bereavement or loss affects over 90% of young people before they leave secondary school. Having a Chaplain in school or college provides students and staff with someone who is available to talk to when they need a bit of extra support. We also have a number of specific resources that are available to schools and colleges to support and equip students, staff and the whole school or college when facing the tragedy of bereavement.
Bereavement and Loss lesson
Our one hour lesson engages year 8 students in a journey from considering the impact of bereavement and loss to thinking about how they might respond and how they can support others.
Remembrance activities can be run either in response to specific events, in connection with Remembrance Day in November or as one of the activities students can access as part of a reflective space.
Following a school bereavement
After the unexpected death of a student or member of staff, and working closely with the senior leadership team, we have quickly mobilised our chaplains and school volunteers to offer additional pastoral support to all those affected in school and college communities. We also have sensitive and appropriate resources that can help provide a focus for meaningful personal reflection.