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North East & Yorkshire Good Diabetes Care in School Award winners

Eighteen schools in the North East & Yorkshire 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

If your school is delivering brilliant Type 1 diabetes care and support, nominate them now.

Roman Road Primary School, Gateshead 

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

Parent

Longfield Academy of Sport, Darlington 

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 

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

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

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 

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 

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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