Together with the Nottinghamshire Educational Psychology Service, Sam’s mother Pam White has collaborated on a ‘Return to Education’ document, which we think will be helpful to parents of children considering a return to education post-ABI.
Please feel free to download and use this document. Click here or on the image to access it.
Further support can be found on the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group website here.
About the ‘Return to Education’ document
This guidance document is the result of the collaboration between Dr Nicki Hammill (Educational Psychology Service), with Dr Emily Bennett (Clinical Psychologist, Department of Paediatric Neuropsychology, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust) and Pam White (parent).
This document draws on our experience of accompanying Sam White on his educational journey, as he returned to school following his treatment for a brain tumour. His experience provided invaluable learning about what should be considered good practice around preparing for a child or young person’s return to school post-ABI.
Having successfully completed Year 11, Sam sadly lost his battle with cancer in September 2013. He was an inspiration to those who were lucky enough to have known or worked with him. Therefore, this document is dedicated in his memory as a legacy of his strength and determination that others should benefit from his experience.
Sam had planned to contribute to this guidance and his mum, Pam, represents his perspective with her notes on ‘Sam’s journey’, which are included within this guidance.