Sad News from Longhill High School

Posted in Homepage, News - April 14th, 2017

We are deeply saddened to inform our community that one of our students passed away on Friday 14th April 2017.

Year 10 student, Jordan Jamieson, had a serious accident on Tuesday, 28th March, in which he fell and suffered critical injuries.  He was airlifted to hospital in London where medical professionals have done their very best to save him.  Sadly Jordan’s injuries were too serious and, despite best efforts, Jordan passed away this morning.

Our thoughts are with Jordan’s family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.  We have been in contact with his family throughout this period to offer our support and we will continue to do so.

We have also offered support to students and staff affected by this tragic event and measures are in place to continue with this support for as long as it is needed.

If any student is in need of support or counselling, the following organisations may be of assistance:

Child Bereavement Trust:  0800 02 888 40

Resources to help bereaved families, or children who have lost a parent or sibling.

Compassionate Friends:  0845 123 2304

Self-help group set up by parents and for parents.

Cruse:  0844 477 9400

Help and counselling for bereavement. 

Child Death Helpline:  0800 282 986

Other websites to support:

Resources for Children and Young People with SEN

Understanding Death and Dying by Fiona Cathcart.  Published by The British Institute of Learning Difficulties.

Book 1:  Your Feelings

Families and Friends

Book 3:  A Guide for Carers and Other Professionals:  When Somebody Dies by Hollins, Dowling

When Someone Very Special Dies by Marge Heegard.  Published by Smallwood

Let’s talk about DEATH.  Published by the Scottish Downs Syndrome Association.

Lucy’s Baby Brother by Althea Hayton.  Published by Eddington Press

Dogger by Shirley Hughes.  Published by Red Fox.

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney by Judith Voirst.  Published by Prentice Hall

Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in Between by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen.

Grandpa by John Burningham.  Published by Puffin 

Resources for Parents and Carers

Ann Couldrick: Understanding Children:  Grief and Behaviour

Earl Grollman:  Talking about Death

Marie Curie Cancer Care:  Questions children may want to ask when someone has died.