We understand how difficult it can be for schools to find the time and funds to release staff for traditional training, so Child Bereavement UK has developed a low-cost, time efficient solution.

‘Supporting Bereaved Pupils’ is an award-winning online programme for teachers, head teachers and support staff which has been developed with input from teachers and bereaved families.

Its aim is to increase confidence and offer practical advice and skills for those supporting bereaved pupils.

How does the course work?

The course is divided into 4 modules, designed to develop your knowledge and understanding as you progress through it.

We would suggest that you complete the course in the sequence that it is designed, but you are able to access each module and the units within each module at any time. There is also an area that has an extensive number of resources that are accessible at any time, each relating to the content in the modules.

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Module 1. Introduction – this  is a short  5 minute introduction module on how to use the  online learning

Module 2. Responding to a death
This 35 minute module is subdivided into smaller ‘bite size’ units containing learning around:

  • A bereaved pupil’s perspective
  • Understanding a bereaved pupil
  • Sharing the news
  • Supporting a bereaved pupil and their family
  • A case scenario – to consolidate the understanding that you have gained

Module 3. Ongoing Support
This 35 minute module is subdivided into smaller ‘bite size’ units that explores how a school can provide continuing support to a bereaved pupil

  • A pupil’s perspective
  • Models of grief
  • Supporting pupils through events and transitions
  • The role of the school and policy implications
  • A case scenario – to consolidate the understanding that you have gained

Module 4. Supporting you
This 5 minute module consider how you support yourself while you support others

Supporting resources

This area contains resources to help you support bereaved children and their families. They are grouped by module and can be opened, downloaded to your computer or printed out. You may access them whenever you need to.

Buy supporting bereaved pupils package

Child Bereavement UK’s vision is for all schools and their staff to have the skills and confidence to offer appropriate support to bereaved children and young people. That’s why we are introducing the programme for £250 for use by the entire school, with unlimited users per school and no additional licence fees.

To order the package for your school, please email elearning@childbereavementuk.org or visit our online shop. Once we receive your order, we will get into contact with you to complete a registration form.