NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus March 2013 Survey: Support for Pupils With Cancer

Katie Pyle

11 July 2013

Research report on the Young Lives vs Cancer website

Young Lives vs Cancer, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families, submitted a question to the March 2013 NFER Teacher Voice omnibus survey which asked teachers about the extent to which they agree that enough information resources and guidance are available to teachers to support pupils with cancer in school.

1,587 teachers completed the survey in March 2013 and responses from the 792 secondary teachers were used, along with other research, to inform a report on the impact of cancer on young people’s secondary school education.

The Teacher Voice survey found that 38 per cent of secondary teachers and 30 per cent of primary teachers ‘disagreed’ or ‘strongly disagreed’ that enough information resources and guidance are available to teachers to support a pupil with cancer in school. In addition, more than a quarter (27%) of secondary teachers and more than a third of primary teachers (36%) said they did not know whether enough information, resources and guidance were available.