Who is Supporting Pupils With Bereavement for?
Supporting Pupils With Bereavement is designed for anyone who works with pupils who have experienced bereavement in an educational setting. It includes practical strategies that are relevant to both primary and secondary schools.
Although it's primarily intended for teaching staff (teachers, TAs, learning mentors etc.), anyone who comes into contact with children in your school will find benefit from the training.
Do we all need to be gathered together as a group to use this training?
No - the training has been designed to be flexible. So you can complete it in groups, as a whole staff, or work through the material individually.
Is this relevant to my school?
Bereavement is thought to affect 1 out of 29 pupils before the end of primary school, so it's more common than you may think. That makes it relevant to all schools.
Do I need to know a lot about bereavement to run the training?
No. I'll guide your staff through everything they need to know in a step-by-step fashion. You don't need any prior knowledge about bereavement.
Is this as good as having you train my teaching staff in person?
Not quite - for a start, you can't ask me questions.
But with Supporting Pupils With Bereavement, you pay once and get lifetime access to the material, so you can re-use it as often as you want. If you wanted me to train your staff in person, it would cost £279 (ex-VAT) for every single visit.
What handouts are included for my teaching staff?
I provide activity booklets and attendance certificates for your attendees. You will need to print these out before the training starts.
How does the training work?
It's a series of training videos, interspersed with tasks.
I'll explain clearly what each task involves, and even include a timer so your staff know how much time they have left.
If you training as a group, the facilitator will occasionally be asked to record answers from the group on flipchart paper.
How do I get ready for the training?
If your staff are training indivually, they print out the activity workbook and they're ready to go.
If you're training as a group, we've included a facilitator's handbook, which is a step-by-step checklist of what you need to get ready for the training.
It even includes a sign-in sheet, so you can record who attended the training.
Do I need to be technically minded to run the training?
No. If you can play an internet video with sound on a projector or interactive whiteboard, you have all the technical skills you need.