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North East & Yorkshire Good Diabetes Care in School Award winners

Care in School Award logoThere are now 36 schools in the North East & Yorkshire that have been awarded the Good Diabetes Care in School Award.

We know that many schools across the UK are caring for children with Type 1 diabetes brilliantly because parents have told us. That's why we're celebrating and showcasing the fantastic care they provide through the Good Diabetes Care in School Award. As part of the Type 1 diabetes: Make the grade campaign, this exciting award recognises the schools that are making sure children and young people with Type 1 diabetes get the most out of their time at school.

Congratulations to the Good Diabetes Care in School Award holders in the North East & Yorkshire, Diabetes UK officially recognises that these schools deliver effective diabetes care and management. View the winning schools in the North West & Yorkshire below, and to view the national winners visit our honour wall.

Roman Road Primary School, Gateshead 

Valid until November 2017

They've done everything from my daughter's care plan and thought about her all the way."

Parent

Longfield Academy of Sport, Darlington 

Valid until November 2017

The day to day care at this school is excellent. Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring and the school support my child with this in a postitive and supportive way. They go out of a normal supportive role to ensure my child is able to maintain her health and her educational needs."

Parent

Albany Village Primary School, Washington 

Valid until November 2017

My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes about 18 months ago when she was 8. it was a huge shock and we as parents struggled as to how she would cope with it, especially in school. But with outstanding support she's had within the school this has been much easier than expected. Also, the communcation between school and myself is second to none."

Parent

East Herrington Primary Academy, Sunderland

Valid until March 2018

The support my daughter gets in school is second to none. On a daily basis she recieves one-to-one care.

Parent

Staff are keen and always willing to attend any session I give, gaining information regarding the child's diabetes. They share information and handover to staff when the child moves up classes. 

Healthcare Professional

Shincliffe C of E Primary School, Durham

Valid until March 2018

We have always been allowed to take my daughter for her regular hospital appointments without any problems. All staff have taken an interest in my daughter's care from teachers to the school cook, including her classmates. 

Parent

Lakes Primary School, Redcar 

Valid until March 2018

I personally couldn't ask for a better school. I know I can take him to school, that he will get looked after and will be in safe hands. 

Parent

The children have been encouraged to manage their diabetes within a supportive environment, yet promoting their need for independence. Staff ensure that the children are included in all school and extracurricular activities. 

Healthcare Professional

Southmoor Academy, Sunderland 

Valid until March 2018

If there were any problems, I was always informed by the school, i.e hypos and medication replacement. Medical assistance was 100% always. 

Parent

The school has Invididual Care Plans for all children with Type 1 diabetes . 

Healthcare Professional

Pathways School, Castleford

Valid until June 2018

Everything to do with my daughter's day to day care , every decision is talked through with  her best interests at heart. We have an excellent relationship with school and an even better communication and understanding in school and for after school activities. 

Parent

The school acknowledge the child's other medical conditions as well as diabetes. The school works closely with the student's parents and diabetes team, to ensure staff are well educated and trained for the child's needs. Their proactive approach ensure the child's safety and wellbeing at school.

Healthcare Professional

Harthill Primary School, Sheffield

Valid until March 2018

The whole school have dealt with my son's diabetes extremely well. Children in the class are all aware of his condition. Catering staff know the importance of carb counting and teachers are great at recognising when my son isn't himself and take readings.

Parent

The child is included in every activity and supported well during hypo glycaemia. 

Healthcare Professional

Thornhill Community Academy, Dewsbury 

Valid until March 2018

The school have always been keen to help in any way they can. They have offered assitance and guidance when dealing with the local authority and have very good contact with both us as parents and the local diabetes support team.

Parent

The school has excellent communication with the child, who has Type 1 Diabetes and her parents. This has allowed the child to feel confident to manage her diabetes in school. 

Healthcare Professional

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Hartley Brook Academy, Sheffield

My son is only recently diagnoses and having a member of staff trained and present in his classroom is a godsend to us as parents. It has also meant that any communication between the school and us has been easy. 

Parent

The school have very personalised plans of care for each student with diabetes. Several members of staff have a keen interest in helping students: very friendly and approachable.

Healthcare Professional

Cross Lane Primary School, Elland

Valid until June 2018

The school staff that take care of my son are amazing. They treat him any differently but are always there for him. Their communication with is great, I can't praise them enough. 

Parent

The provide fantastic support for the two pupils with diabetes, ensuring several staff are trained and regularly updated with review of care plans. They have also developed an extensive information board in the school.

Healthcare Professional

Rickleton Primary School, Washington

Valid until June 2018

The school have learnt so much about diabetes since my child's diagnosis. They have understood that all teachers have become involved in learning the techniques with pens and his pump since he moved onto it. They know the signs of hypos and hypers and have not penalised him for sick days. 

Parent

The school has worked hard with parents, the child and myself to ensure that all the child's needs are met, supporting him as his confidence and treatment changed. 

Healthcare Professional

Royds Hall Community School, Huddersfield

Valid until June 2018

My daughter is allowed to manage her own diabetes but the school staff are always there to offer help and advice, listening to her concern when she is having difficulties 

Parent

The school fully support the children and keep in touch with the diabetes team about any problems which may arise. They are both supportive and inclusive; within the diabetes team we feel this school exceeds expectations. 

Healthcare Professional

Emmaus Church of England & Catholic Primary School, Liverpool

Valid until June 2018

From day one the school have supported my son 100%. They trained teachers and support staff as quickly as possible. The most important thing for myself as a parent, is that my son feels comfortable and treated as normal as possible; this has always been achieved with Emmaus. 

Parent

The school always endeavour to meet the student's and his family's needs in every aspect to his diabetes. Prior to recent trips abroad with school,  staff and resident school nurse underwent in-depth training to help manage his diabetes on an activity holiday, involving the student throughout.

Healthcare Professional

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Withersea Primary School, Hull

When my son was first diagnosed, I didn’t want to let him out of my sight. The member of staff in charge of my son's care put my mind at ease and the school has gone above and beyond helping. They have had diabetes awareness raising assemblies too. 

Parent

The school are very supportive of meeting the child's needs. They  encourage the child to test and fully supervise administration of insulin. Participation in all activities is encouraged. 

Healthcare Professional

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Hebburn Lakes Primary, Tyne and Wear

Valid until November 2018

My child receives excellent care in school and all staff involved with him are well trained in caring for him. I appreciate everything the school does to ensure my child accesses his learning and that he is safe in school.

Parent

This school has two young children in different classes (same school year) and the school treats the children as individuals. When something similar is occuring eg; introducing carbohydrate counting into school then the school has sensibly had training as a group but when the child has had indicvual needs they have treated them seperately. 

Healthcare Professional

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Denbigh Community Primary School, Wallsend

Valid until November 2018

Day-to-day care is looked after well. Parents are always kept informed if there is anything staff need advise. We feel at ease when our children are at school and we know they're being taken care of. 

Parent

St Peter's Church of England Primary School, Brotton

Valid until March 2018

Our daughter's school is very supportive with her T1D. Her day to day care is outstanding. They cater for her needs brilliantly. I am very confident to leave her with members of staff.

Parent

This school is engaged in staff education. They have invited and welcomed the diabetes nurse into school a number of occasions. The school supports this child with diabetes very well on a day to day basis. 

Healthcare Professional

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Askwith Primary School, Leeds

Valid until June 2019

This school has done everyone in their power to accommodate ours and our daughter's needs. The support is second to none.

Parent

Ongoing support for the student is always taken seriously. They go the extra mile to plan training and ensure all staff are trained.

Healthcare Professional

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Carlton in Snaith Community Primary School, Goole

Valid until June 2019

She loves her school and her staff. We believe that supporting this nomination will encourage other schools to be proactive.

Parent

The school has allowed the child to fulfill a normal school life and be included not excluded from activities and trips.

Healthcare Professional

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Diamond Wood Community Academy, Dewsbury

Valid until June 2019

Very good overall.

Parent

The care provided by this school has been amazing. The quality of the individual healthcare plan is amazing.

Healthcare Professional

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Dixons City Academy, Bradford

Valid until June 2019

I always felt he was in safe hands at school. Very supportive to both me and my son.

Parent

Although there is a lot of emphasis on a child caring for themselves when at secondary school, she has been supported.

Healthcare Professional

Eskdale School

Eskdale School, Whitby

Valid until June 2019

I know my daughter receives excellent day-to-day care. We feel she is respected, listened to and cared for. 

Parent

Staff are always encouraging and supportive of young people with diabetes. Staff recognise the need to ensure they have the knowledge to assist their pupils.

Healthcare Professional

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Girlington Primary School, Bradford

Valid until June 2019

They treat him as an individual and don't let the fact that he has diabetes affect any extra school activities he wanted to take part in.

Parent

The school has experience of caring for other children with diabetes and always treat each child as having individual needs.

Healthcare Professional

Greenside Primary School

Greenside Primary School, Pudsey

Valid until June 2019

The school has been amazing. They have taken training on how to manage and identify symptoms of diabetes, in their own time. They have taken on board my suggestions and concerns and implemented them.

Parent

The school has been supportive in looking after the children as individuals, listening to parents and working with them and the healthcare team. Parents feel happy to leave their children in school care.

Healthcare Professional

Holy Trinity CE Academy

Holy Trinity Church of England Academy, South Shields

Valid until June 2019

I am well happy with the overall support of the teachers with my childs' diabetes. 

Parent

The school has proved to be extremely proactive in ensuring the children with diabetes are included in all activities including residential holidays, spoting activities and just everyday school life.

Healthcare Professional

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Hoyle Court Primary School, Bradford

Valid until June 2019

My son starting school gave me so much anxiety. However, from day one they were accepting of his extra health care needs and their ability to give the level of care and support he would need.

Parent

The school have been accommodating to his needs. The school appreciate he is an individual and that his diabetes is different to others in the school. The staff are keen to learn more about diabetes.

Healthcare Professional

Kexborough Primary School

Kexborough Primary School, Barnsley

Valid until June 2019

The school is fantastic. Everything they do for my son is amazing. I can't explain how grateful I am to the school. 

Parent

School staff have involved the student and his family in the care planning process from the very beginning and keep them informed at all times.

Healthcare Professional

Macmillan Academy

Macmillan Academy, Middlesborough

Valid until June 2019

They put my son's needs first. He feels totally confident that he can go to First Aid whenever he needs. 

Parent

They care and support four young people with diabetes. Staff are always enthusiastic around training requirements and attend updates. 

Healthcare Professional

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Otley All Saints Church of England Primary School, Otley

Valid until June 2019

The overall level of care that my son received is exceptional. He is never treated differently. The care is a two way partnership; they always listen.

Parent

They ensure individual healthcare needs are met by staff. They support staff and ensure they have the correct training. They liaise with the diabetes team and parents when necessary.

Healthcare Professional

Scholes Junior and Infant School

Scholes Junior and Infant School, Holmfirth

Valid until June 2019

My son is really satisfied for not being alone when he has his blood glucose check up and carb counting in lunch time.

Parent

My son is really satisfied for not being alone when he has his blood glucose check up and carb counting in lunch time.

Healthcare Professional

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South Hetton Primary School, Durham

Valid until June 2019

The best thing the school has done is make me feel at ease. They have gone above and beyond to care for Erin and keep me informed daily. She is always included and her teachers are eager to learn.

Parent

The school listens to any concerns the parents have and are willing to accept extra training. They make sure several members of staff are trained to be experts in diabetes management at school.

Healthcare Professional

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St Bede's Catholic School and Sixth Form, Durham

Valid until June 2019

They go above and beyond their roles to give my daughter the care she needs. Their support is invaluable to us as a family. She feels completely at ease with them.

Parent

They work collaboratively with the diabetes team and enabled regular support without disrupting education.

Healthcare Professional

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Stannington First School, Stannington

Valid until June 2019

They have been hugely proactive with my son's diabetes care. They have trained numerous members of staff and have shown great confidence. They have never treated him differently to other children.

Parent

School staff have totally taken on board the management of the children's diabetes. Good relationships with parents and the diabetes team.

Healthcare Professional

Holy Family Catholic High School

The Holy Family Catholic High School, Goole

Valid until June 2019

Absolutely care for her but always discuss her independence and promoting that too. Never a question of non-inclusion.

Parent

They allow the child to self manage with support. They include the child in all aspects of curriculum. They keep in contact with the diabetes team requiring training.

Healthcare Professional