Course Outline

During the sessions, you will learn about the systems and procedures that a school or establishment should have in place to support bereavement, loss and grief. These will include suggested protocols, policy and practice with the correct steps of action that need to be implemented when bereavement and loss occurs. You will gain strategies, techniques and methods of support to address the impact of bereavement, loss and grief in order to balance emotional health and wellbeing.Session 1 with Crista Hazell - Managing Grief and Bereavement and Supporting the Whole School community.Session 2 with Nina Jackson - The impact of Bereavement, Loss & Grief on wellbeing and the strategies you can employ to support individuals.

Course Objectives

  • Gain knowledge, skills and understanding of how to implement appropriate strategies to address bereavement, loss and grief.
  • Be able to devise and create a policy that best fits your school environment and community.
  • Understand the importance of having a whole school protocol that everyone can refer to and act upon in the event of a bereavement or loss.
  • Understand the impact of bereavement, loss and grief on wellbeing and have appropriate methods to meet the needs of the various individuals in your school including teachers, children, young people and the wider community.
  • Know how to identify differences in the way that individuals respond to bereavement, loss and grief and have a wealth of strategies to support all.

Delegates receive:

  • Completion Certificate
  • Take-away Resources
  • Essential Reading List
  • Optional Post Online Support

About Crista Hazell

Teaching and Learning Consultant, Author and Keynote Speaker

Crista Hazell

Crista has taught in a range of secondary schools during a career of 20 years, 19 of which have been spent in leadership roles. A pedagogy and pastoral champion, Crista has worked in the UK, China and Ghana developing teaching, learning, relationships and behaviour programmes with students, teachers and school leaders. An MFL specialist, Crista is well-known for seeking out innovative teaching and learning strategies. The engaging, relevant and memorable deep learning experiences she creates helps turn her students into confident, inquisitive, happy and successful lifelong learners equipped to successfully navigate their way through challenges of school and beyond. She also has also some different and interesting perspectives to share on ‘assessment’. Her work has been published widely in educational books, publications and newspapers. Crista is also an active blogger and National Council Member for The Association for Language Learning.

About Nina Jackson

Author, Teaching andLearning Consultant

Crista Hazell

Few in education have the breathtaking grasp of Nina ‘Ninja’ Jackson about what makes classrooms, and those in them, tick. Winner of the IPDA International Prize for Education, the TES has decribed her as an ‘inspirational, evangelical preacher of education’. Nina’s particular gift is in working with SEN, the Gifted and Talented and engaging disaffected learners. As an international education consultant, she has worked with the Ministry of Education, UNESCO and UNICEF in Chile, Ghana, India, China, the Middle East and Europe. In her first book she shared her research on how music improves classroom learning and motivation. Her latest, the bestselling ‘Of Teaching, Learning and Sherbet Lemons: A Compendium of Careful Advice for Teachers’, has helped thausands of teachers put the ‘fizz’ back into the classrooms.