Anticipating a death in the school community – let’s talk about it

March 6, 2017 9:30 am 06/03/2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Venue: Stirling Court Hotel – University of Stirling, Airthrey Road, Stirling, Scotland FK9 4LA
Price: £45. Fees for participants include course materials, a CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch.
Booking: Booking for this training day is now closed, thank you for your interest. 

This conference is designed specifically for professionals working directly in schools and within the education sector as a whole and is a unique opportunity to learn directly from bereaved young people and from professionals.

Proposed programme is to include:

Stewart Wilson, Chief Executive of Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland will be our Chair for the day with Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years as our keynote speaker.

  • Children & bereavement in Scotland
  • Anticipated bereavement – support for children
  • Anticipating a bereavement within the school community – what schools can do
  • Bereavement in school – a parent’s view
  • The role of young carers and the challenges they face
  • A bereaved young person’s perspective
  • Bereavement and the importance of culture
  • Working together to support bereaved children in Scotland
  • Panel discussion Q&A led by Stewart Wilson, CEO Cruse Scotland

Workshop choices include:

  1. Identifying and supporting young carers
    What schools can do to make their lives that little bit easier
  2. The power of stories
    Helping people to understand themselves and express themselves through the power of narrative
  3.  Working creatively
    The only limitation is our own imagination
  4.  Supporting children with life-limiting conditions
    Looking at supporting the family and the wider school community
  5. Bringing death into the curriculum
    Opportunities to introduce bereavement into the classroom in an age appropriate way
  6. Grief in a digital age
    Embracing and working with technology and social media

Scottish Schools’ Conference Flier 2017

I really felt I was able to engage, and came away from the course invigorated, bursting with ideas, and desperate to share the experience with colleagues.

“Really insightful and helpful. It has made a big difference to what I understand about bereavement and my knowledge of how to approach and support pupils and parents.”

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