One of the aims of the SCOOTER project is to provide high quality teaching resources on sickle cell and thalassaemia including health science and social science information. This week sees the release of two resources that provide an essential reading for schools, teachers and policy makers.
The first resource is a report of research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on the educational experiences of young people with sickle cell disease. Researchers at De Montfort University, University of York and Loughborough University conducted surveys and interviews to understand the views and experiences of young people and from the research made recommendations to the Department of Education.
From the ESRC report the team drafted the second teaching resource which is a guide to policy written for schools. This open educational resource is free for schools to use, reuse and adapt, and within it contains definitions and guidelines to providing support and preventing illness in pupils with sickle cell and thalassaemia.
Please use these teaching resources and share them amongst your colleagues and networks. We would very much like to hear your comments on these resources and can provide them in other formats upon request.