Childhood Cancer and Education

On this, the first day of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I write this thinking of all of the wonderful children I have met and yet to meet, who have endured toxic and barbaric treatment for cancer.  Those children who have experienced physical, emotional and social......

He looked so strong and invincible. I wanted to reach out to him, to tell him that we had been in the same place but I couldn’t.  I couldn’t because I didn’t know what was wrong with him.  All I knew was that he was......

This week, my middle son set off with his big sister for his Induction Day at Secondary School.  As I proudly posted a photograph of the both of them together, which in itself is a rarity, the concept of ‘over-sharing’ crossed my mind.  It caused......

This is my 20th year as a qualified teacher.  Twenty years in a profession that has changed beyond recognition.  According to definition, a teacher is a person who teaches, especially in a school whereas a tutor is a private teacher, typically one who teaches a single pupil......

As two teachers with three children in the education system, we live and breathe education. At the moment, it could be argued that the true essence of the love of learning and the purpose of education has been lost in government policy.  We constantly hear......

So, cancer came to spend some time with us.  There are many awkward things about cancer.  The language, its appearance, its deadly nature.  Cancer, that thing, that word invokes such emotion, fear and terror.  Should we welcome it with open arms, talk openly and honestly......