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Bereavement and loss

Bereavement guidelines

Our bereavement guidelines for schools, aim to offer clear suggestions for coping in the event of a death in your school community:

  • to support pupils and/or staff before, during, and after bereavement showing that we are all loved and valued as part of God’s family.
  • to enhance effective communication and support between school, family and the community
  • to signpost key staff within school, LA, MAT and the Diocese who can offer support.

View our bereavement resources


Should you experience a bereavement or loss within your school community, our Schools Adviser, Heather Tetchner is available for help and support. Heather has volunteered for Social Services working with bereaved children and has also led the Diocesan training on Bereavement for serveral years.

Bespoke Training / Support

We can also offer bespoke training for schools on a variety of topics including Bereavement. These sessions can take place in school or in another venue. To find out more including costs or if you have any queries please contact the Education Team.