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South West Good Diabetes Care in School Award winners

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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 theGood Diabetes Care in School Award.As part of theType 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 South West, Diabetes UK officially recognises that these schools deliver effective diabetes care and management. View the winning schools in the South West below, and to view the national winner visit ourhonour wall.

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The Highworth Warneford School, Swindon

Valid until March 2018

My daughter has been on three residential trips and loved them! 

Parent

The school ensured the student remained safe and happy in school and were well supported thorugh their diagnosis.

Healthcare Professional

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Blackbrook Community Primary School, Taunton

Valid until March 2018

We've asked our daughter how the school have treated her and her diabetes; really good, ok or rubbish. She said very good!

Parent

The school have embraced managing a child with Type 1 diabetes and taken on board carb counting. 

Healthcare Professional

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St Winnow Primary School, Lostwithiel

Valid until March 2018

The day to day care of our son is outstanding. The teachers give our son independence and he is involved in everything! They take him swimming, school trips, kayaking and surfing. 

Parent

The school constantly do their upmost to ensure the students safety, and encourage him to participate in all activities. They are conscientious and always attend training and have managed to take him to two camps with no problems. 

Healthcare Professional

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Swindon Villiage Primary School, Gloucestershire 

Valid until March 2018

I felt I had huge support from Swindon Village Primary. They have an excellent team of people. 

Parent

It has been wonderful to observe the improved confidence of the pupils, as they progress through the school with managing their diabetes.

Healthcare Professional

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Churchill Academy, North Somerset 

My son's dignity has been respected at all times and has been carefully balanced with his social needs as a growing young person.

Parent

There is a high number of young people with Type 1 diabates in the school and the health care staff manage the intricacies of each individual's care with professionalism, empathy and knowledge. 

Healthcare Professional

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Beacon Rise Primary School, Bristol

Valid to November 2017

His care needs are consistently met and this is allowing him to thrive within his school day.

Healthcare Professional

Haydom Wick Primary School, Swindon

The school are brilliant at the day to day care of my son. They have done assemblies on diabetes for the rest of these school to understand what diabetes is all about,  that involved the three students with Type 1 diabetes. 

Parent

The school has three students  with Type 1 diabetes who all use different pumps. The children are treated individually by staff and according to their needs. The school and staff are always accommodating with training and education. 

Healthcare Professional

Ashleworth C of E Primary School, Gloucestershire

Valid until June 2018

Ashleworth is  very small school, there are two students with Type 1 diabetes. We feel staff go above and beyond their duty and it is relief knowing we can send our daughter to school where she will be in safe hands and with staff she trusts.

Parent

For a small school staff were willing to undertake the training and education needed to support the pupil in school. 

Healthcare Professional

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Worle Community School, Weston-super-Mare

Valid until June 2018

My son is confident to go to school and deal with whatever comes his way, he knows he will always have 100% support and any discussions are made as a team. School to parent communication is great and my son knows he can contact a parent whilst in school when needed.

Parent

The healthcare assistants have demonstrated a high level of care for the students with diabetes. They often go above and beyond to ensure the students with diabetes can access all aspects of school life. 

Healthcare Professional

Mount Charles Primary School, Cornwall

Valid until June 2018

My son  was always well looked after at school. There was always a teaching assistants on hand with my son; school trips, football, netball, swimming, rugby. I  never had to worry when he went on school camp for a week, as all teachers were aware of my son's needs. 

Parent

They always include the student with Type 1 diabetes and never make it a 'big issue' which allows the students to enjoy school and the different activities. 

Healthcare Professional

Pennoweth Primary & Nursery School, Cornwall

Valid until June 2018

The school staff are always very thorough when it comes to snack time, they count carbs for my son and ensure he is given the correct insulin dose.

Parent

The school have been amazing at supporting the child with his diabetes; getting all the necessary training and treating him like any other child. 

Healthcare Professional

Ashcombe Primary School, Weston-super-Mare

Valid until June 2018

To maintain the availability of trained staff in school at all times fills me full of confidence

Parent

School staff have demonstrated a good level of care for the student with diabetes. They ensure that the student can access all aspects of school life.

Healthcare Professional

Seend C. of E. Primary School, Melksham

Valid until November 2018

The school have been fantastic in caring for my childs needs and making sure they do all that they can to help him manage his diabetes.

Parent

The child has been well supported in school immediately following diagnosis and continues to be supported and encouraged in all aspects of school life. Designated staff have received training and demonstrated their competencies to care for a child with Type 1 Diabetes. He has been able to partake in all extra  curricular activities and has been well supported, proving that having Type 1 diabetes shouldn't change your life or prevent you from doing anything - it just requires a little more thought and preparation.      

Healthcare Professional

Parkham Primary School, Bideford

The school are keen to utilise education to ensure they support their pupil to the best of their abilities. The family say they are extremely supportive and they are welcoming to the diabetes team.

Healthcare Professional

Since my daughter was diagnosed, the school has been doing a great job with her care. It's only a small school and there are 6 staff all trained to look after her. She has been able to take part in all school activities, be it day trips or after school clubs, and has even had a residential trip.

Parent

Ferndale Nursery and Primary School, Swindon

This was all new and concerning to me when my child was first diagnosed in June 2014. The school had another child with Type 1 Diabetes so I was happy the teachers were already aware of the condition and were already trained.

Parent

They are supportive in all aspects of diabetes care and have ensured the child is included in extra curricular activities and trips.

Healthcare Professional

Nythe Primary School, Swindon

The day-to-day care my child received at this school is excellent. They take care of his blood testing, work out all the carbs for dinner, give him insulin for his meals, know how to treat hypos and also how to correct if his sugar is high. They give him the opportunity to test in front of others or in private and also encourage him to do it independently. 

Parent

They are providing excelent care and support for the child and his family with his diabetes management. The school staff meets every Thursday and look at his menu.

Healthcare Professional

High View School, Plymouth

Valid until March 2018

All of my child's needs have been met. Also new teachers have learnt and shared knowledge between the staff.

Parent

Organised staff, well informed and well read. Supportive of each other.

Healthcare Professional

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King Ina Church of England Academy, Somerton

Valid until March 2018

King Ina Academy have always treated my daughter the same as other children regardless of her medical conditions. They have all shown so much care towards our daughter and us as a family. She has grown in confidence and I feel this is helped by the staff who support her.

Parent

Allow the child as much as possible not to feel different and respect her views and wishes making life in school with a complex condition a lot less stressful.

Healthcare Professional

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