New research by CBUK shows that only 10% of teachers have received bereavement training during Initial Teacher Training or subsequent professional development. This is despite 86% of teachers saying they have experienced a death in the school community, and nearly three quarters reporting teaching pupils affected by someone significant.
Andrea Kerslake from Elliot's Footprint said:
'Reading this research just shows how much more training and support is needed for teachers. We will continue to lobby for more training, not only teachers but for members of the police force and workers in the NHS. Bereavement training should be embedded in all these roles and we will continue to work with CBUK to help deliver this.'