There are estimated to be about 900,000 people of working age living with cancer but the good news is that, with new treatments being developed all the time, survival rates have doubled in the last 30 years and 67% of employees do return to work. For many people work can play a pivotal role in their return to as normal a life as possible and, even during treatment, can provide emotional benefits, helping the individual to cope with the trials of facing cancer.
There is a global learning crisis in which students are being taught too much by rote and those from underprivileged backgrounds are not getting their educational needs met. Asyia Kazmi explains how the Assessment for Learning approach is helping teachers work with disadvantaged children across the world and in the UK.
What are the consequences of turmoil in a child’s early life and how does it affect their behaviour and learning in school. Sue Clifford digs deeper into the issues and suggests some responses.