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Re-building pathways
to ensure no child misses out

If your child is unable to attend school during or after their cancer treatment, the MCA Trust Careers & Education Scheme is here to help. Our Learning at Home and Work Explorers Programmes are tailored to help get children and young adults education and career opportunities back on track after being disrupted by cancer.

Education after treatment

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For a child that is undergoing or has just completed chemotherapy, getting back to school can be hard. They could find it challenging for medical or physical reasons, or may experience anxiety around friendship groups, the practicalities or simply re-adjusting to the routine.

In the meantime, parents or guardians might worry that a child is missing out on an important stage of their education, and that they could struggle to catch up.

Our Learning at Home programme is designed to relieve some of this pressure at what is already a difficult time for your family. In collaboration with your child’s school and medical team, we can supply a teacher to provide one-to-one tailored learning support for an agreed period of time, in your child’s home.

Sessions are designed to be fun, engaging and stress-free, allowing your child to ease themself back into education, without having to return to school before they feel ready. 

Learning at Home benefits

✔ Is tailored to suit the individual child

✔ Helps to close educational gaps that can open up when a child is absent from school due to illness or treatment

✔ Takes the pressure off a child to return to school before they are ready

✔ Takes the pressure off parents to home school

✔ Builds your child’s confidence, self-esteem and skills

✔ Is fully funded and managed by the MCA Trust

 

 

 

How it works

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Alice Doe, Mother of Henry
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“The MCA Trust have been working with Henry for the last 2 years. His Tutor, Faye's, exceptional support has included guiding Henry for his phonics assessment at the end of year one. Recently, Faye has been assisting Henry in improving his maths skills to address knowledge gaps resulting from missed school time. Specifically, she's been focusing on enhancing Henry's understanding of number bonds to 10 to prepare him for year two of school. We are very pleased with the support Faye has provided in order to help Henry with his missed education due to his Leukaemia diagnosis. Thank you MCA Trust."

Learning at Home FAQs

Typically, a programme will involve 3 to 4 sessions per week with a fully-qualified teacher. Each programme is entirely unique and built around family needs.

No. Our teachers are all pre-qualified and known by the MCA Trust.

Yes, we want your child to feel comfortable and build a trusted relationship with their teacher.

Yes, continuity is important. If your teacher is unable to attend a session for any reason, it will be rescheduled.

In some cases yes, but the teacher will always take into account what is manageable for your child.

Of course. If this happens, we will do our best to reschedule the session for a later date.

No. any special equipment required for your programme will be provided by the MCA Trust.

Of course. Progress reports are entirely dependant on the length of your programme, but they will be issued by your child’s teacher at regular intervals.

This varies programme-by-programme, but regular contact with the school is included. Each programme will be personalised to keep in-line with the UK’s National Curriculum as set by the Department of Education.

No, the cost of the programme is fully funded by the MCA Trust – so there is nothing for you, your child’s school or local authority to pay.

Contact The MCA Trust

Careers & Education Enquiries