Why do we find it hard to talk to children about death?

Within our school communities there will almost always be some recently bereaved children who are struggling with their own situation – or sometimes the entire school community is impacted by the death of a member of staff or a pupil. We would hope to not encounter such circumstances, but the statistical inevitability of such an occurrence is high.

This is an opportunity to meet in an informal setting and discuss how you can prepare to support the children in your school, ask questions and see the resources you can borrow from our office.

Location: Diocesan Offices, 53 New Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1AT

Duration: 3 hours

Suitable for: Headteachers, school staff, governors, clergy

Facilitator: Diocesan Schools Advisers


23 February 2022, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Course facilitator

Heather Tetchner joined the team in 2017 after working for Essex County Council for 39 years, during which time she was a headteacher for 27 years.

She offers advice and support on both a practical and strategic level. She has led a range of schools rural, town and coastal ranging from a three class primary school, an infant school, a junior school up to a 14 class primary school.

Heather Tetchner


  • Subscribing Partnership Agreement Schools: £75+VAT or 1 Learning Module*
  • Non-Subscribing Partnership Agreement Schools: £110+VAT

* Schools that subscribe to our Partnership Agreement are allocated 4 free Learning Modules to use during the academic year.


23 February 2022, 1:30pm - 4:30pm


If you would like to book a place on this course, please email the Education Team with your school name, each attendee name and email address.

Email the Education Team to book