Beth was diagnosed with two brain tumours in 2014 whilst studying at university. Since graduating, Beth is now working as a primary school teacher and is one of our Young Ambassadors. Here she shares her experience.
“As a teacher, if I had a pupil going through what I went through, or any kind of illness, I would prefer to be in the loop. Mainly for the reason I care and I would like the families to know I was there for them. I also think it helps the students return to school if they are able to, as they know the teacher knows what’s going on so they feel more comfortable to talk about it or to not talk about it.”
Our education resources
Our education resources help by giving information on what to expect and what help is available. They can be used in a variety of ways (for recording the direct support of a young person, for training staff etc) and are designed to be used as and when they are needed. Find out more.
Resources for teachers
- Cerebra – A teachers guide for pupils with brain tumours during and after treatment
- The Royal Marsden – Guide for Teachers: returning to school for pupils with brain tumours
- Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group – Welcome Back! A guide for teachers helping children and young people returning to school after a diagnosis of cancer