This research will documented the approach and response of pre-service teachers regarding their training, and confidence and competence in supporting pupils who have experienced loss. In particular the study seeked to answer the following research questions:
- Is loss an issue that effects the academic attainment and/or physical and psychological well-being of their students?
- How confident and competent do pre-service teachers feel about dealing effectively with cases of loss?
- How do pre-service teachers in the North and South compare and contrast in their approaches to supporting students who have experienced loss?
- Do schools feel that they need further ITE support in supporting students who have experienced loss, effectively?