Divorce proceedings can be a traumatic and highly emotional experience for the two parties involved.
When it comes to the entire cycle of divorce, the couple will have to consider many issues that affect them, but it is also a life-changing event that impacts significantly on their other family members, in particular, their children.
With this in mind, Cordell & Cordell looks to the education system to discover how schools and key members of staff are working to support their pupils through the emotionally turbulent time when their parents are going through divorce proceedings.
When a teacher is told about a divorce, key staff are informed so that they can maximise their support to that child. A divorce can be communicated to a school in a number of ways
It can either be carried out informally, for example if a child discusses the situation with their teacher. Alternatively, if the parent(s) would prefer to get involved, they can inform the head teacher by arranging a visit to the school to discuss any circumstances they wish in person.