Help for Teachers



Sadly, there will be times in a Head Teacher's career when they will experience the death of a pupil. There is advice and guidance available for Schools as we have outlined below; It is important that the school has a Child Bereavement Policy in place for pupils that have lost a significant loved one or a fellow pupil (there is an example model policy below). We hope the information below will help.


Child Bereavement Charity

Supporting a bereaved pupil


Childhood Bereavement Nework

Help for teachers - A bereaved pupil


Cruse Bereavement Care

Creating a school bereavement policy


The Compassionate Friends

When a pupil in your school is bereaved


The Grief Encounter

Schools - Helping Children through bereavement


Model Bereavement Policy

We have found below a model bereavement policy for schools. We found it to be extremely detailed and have had permission from East Riding of Yorkshire Council to share this with you. Every school should have this type of policy in place.

Model Bereavement Policy PDF