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East Anglia (and Befordshire) 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 East Anglia and Bedfordshire, Diabetes UK officially recognises that these schools deliver effective diabetes care and management. View the winning schools in your area below, and view the national winners by going to ourhonour wall.

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Holland Park Primary School, Essex

Valid until March 2018

When I asked my child what was the best thing about school, she said having her Teaching Assistant nearby so if she has a hypo she's there to help her and she doesn't have to go anywhere.

Parent

The school have always worked closely with the diabetes team and the family to keep fully up to date with training. 

Healthcare Professional

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Holland Park Primary School, Essex.

Manor Fields Primary School, Bishop's Stortford

Valid until March 2018

The care my daughter receives in school is second to none, nothing is too much and I can honestly say she has been treated like gold.

Parent

The school have always been totally committed to ensuring that the student is able to fully participate in school life including lessons, activities and extra-curricular events.

Healthcare Professional

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Manor Fields Primary School, Bishop's Stortford

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Hartsfield JMI School, Baldock

I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, that I feel so lucky and proud of this fantastic school and highly commend them for their exceptional diabetes care they give in their school.

Parent

The Medical Officer is always proactive, assuming excellent care for both children who have different insulin delivery methods.

Healthcare Professional

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Hartsfield JMI School, Baldock 

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William De Yaxley Academy, Peterborough

Valid until March 2018

The school have ensured that my daughter has a brilliant one to one Teaching Assistant. 

Parent

Staff at his school have been incredibly supportive to the child.

Healthcare professional

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Green Lanes Primary School, Hatfield

Valid until March 2018

The school have allowed my son to be as open or private about his diabetes as he wants to be. They take it very seriously so he doesn’t have to worry about anything.

Parent

The school has been excellent in supporintg this child and his family.

Healthcare professional

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Henlow Church of England Academy, Henlow

Valid until March 2018

I feel this school goes a long way in their provision of care, far exceeding all my expectations.

Parent

The school recognises its duties and allows pupils with diabetes to thrive in their individual educational ability. 

Healthcare Professional

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St Johns C of E Primary School, Welwyn

We have been delighted with the care and support offered by the school, in particular the secretaries.

Parent

St.John’s Primary School have been exemplary in their care for their pupil with diabetes. 

Healthcare Professional

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Stondon Lower School, Henlow

Valid until March 2018

My son's levels can be very irratic at times, having a school who has taken care of him since he started there has been a massive help to me. The staff have been a pleasure to work with. 

Parent

This child required a high level of care as he wears an insulin pump. His needs have been met with a very high standard of care. 

Healthcare Professional

Taverham Hall Preparatory School, Norfolk

Valid until March 2018

There is never any question of my son bieng left out or sidelined. The school works well with us to overcome any possible issues or to ensure constant care at a high level.

Parent

This school has always been able to put the young pupil first by identifying staff to his aid as soon as his diagnosis was known. 

Healthcare Professional

Cherry Tree Primary School, Essex

The school has been very supportive in learning how to care for my daughter, having all the relevant training to administer her insulin injections and letting me know in advance of events happening in the school to provide snacks and information they need to care for her.

Parent

The school welcomed teaching and were willing to be trained to administer insulin. Recently the child has started on an insulin pump and the school has embraced the teaching. This training, especially with her classroom teacher, has helped reduce anxiety that can be often be felt.

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Broke Hall Community Primary School 

Valid until June 2018

The school employed a staff member to work with my daughter who has knowledge of diabetes. I am grateful for the care and desire of the school to want to make a difference and provide the best possible care for my daughter.

Parent

The school offers an exemplary level of diabetes care to each child. They ensure that the students participate in school life like their peers. The staff and SENCO have been very proactive in seeking information and support. 

Healthcare Professional

Camp Primary and Nursery School, St Albans

Valid until June 2018

All staff are very supportive of my child's needs and give her all the help she needs. They are attentive when testing her blood sugar levels and always check with us if not sure of anything. We have no worries at all about her care whilst in school. 

Parent

The school are very understanding of Type 1 diabetes care, They have welcomed training sessions that were well attended. The staff are keen for the student to integrate fully in school. If there are any problems they understand who to call and communicate well with parents. 

Healthcare Professional

Great Dunham Primary School, King's Lynn

Valid until June 2018

The care and support that this small school have offered our family has been outstanding since diagnosis 14 months ago. 

Parent

The staff have been so attentive to this young person and their family since diagnosis. The staff have embraced the support of the pupil and family exceptionally well. 

Healthcare Professional

Tennyson Road Primary School

They treat my son with the care and attention he needs on a daily basis. The school is able to provide a high level of care, expert training in helping my child and terrific communication. 

Parent

The school has made sure the student is never excluded from any activity in school. They have provided sufficient staff to be able to look after the student. 

Healthcare Professional

The Leys Primary and Nursery School, Stevenage

Valid until June 2018

My son is given the same opportunities at school as other students and allowed to join in after school clubs. They have had staff trained by his diabetes specialist nurse  including his teachers and teaching assistants. 

Parent

The school is welcoming and supportive to all students who have had Type 1 diabetes attending the school over the years. The school recognises its duties as detailed in the Children and Families Act 2014, allowing pupils to be included and thrive in their individual educational ability. 

Healthcare Professional

Malvern Way Infant & Nursery School, Rickmansworth

Valid until June 2018

The care is of the highest standard. I feel very relaxed leaving my son at school. The meals are measured and amazing.

Parent

The mother of the child is extremely satisfied by the level of care her child receives. He was able to attend fist school trip away with school, without having his mother accompany him.

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Heltwate School, Peterborough

Valid until June 2018

The school has supported my son and our family, allowing him to go on school trips. The staff saw that my son was unwell and a diagnosis of diabetes was discovered in school. 

Parent

The school have worked very hard at having good communication with the family and other professionals. They have worked hard at being inclusive and making diabetes management part of their day to day life in school. 

Healthcare Professional

Reyedene Community Primary, Essex 

Valid until June 2018

My daughter thoroughly enjoys learning at school and feels safe in the care of her teachers.. The standard of care is exceptional, always giving my daughter reassurance when checking blood glucose levels, taking time to consider reading and carb count all foods, The also take info consideration how other factors such as illness and stress have on her glucose levels. 

Parent

The school maintains good contact with our service and will always call the diabetes team if they have any concerns the parents can't help with. The staff are very supportive of the students and of each other when managing the students' diabetes.

Healthcare Professional

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North Crescent Primary School, Wickford

Valid until November 2018

The school have not singled my daughter out or made a big deal out of her condition. The staff have shown an interest in learning about diabetes, and all the staff are willing to have training to ensure my child's day-to-day care is available at all times. 

Parent

They have gone above and beyond their duties in caring for our patient. He has great relationship with staff who are extremely knowledgeable with his management. They are receptive to training and accommodate changes with a willingness and enthusiasm.

Healthcare Professional

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Northlands Primary School & Nursery, Basildon 

Valid until November 2018

Since my son was diagnosed the school has always worked with me to make sure he is kept well. They also read a book to each class to explain to the other children about diabetes. They are a very caring and supportive school.

Parent

The school offers constant and continuing care for my son. They support him every day and he never misses out on any activity and never feels excluded. They allow his diabetes to be reviewed in school time and provide great support to our team for this. They are a pleasure to work with as a pediatric diabetes nurse. The School are amazing and I fully support them, I know personally how happy the mum of their diabetic child is with the care he gets. 

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Hertswood Academy, Borehamwood

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The health and welfare officer, Sue Hodgson, is an absolute joy to have in our school and I know I would panic if she wasn't there to watch over my grandson.

Parent

The health and welfare officer, Sue Hodgson, takes close interest in this child's diabetes and emotional well-being. She keeps careful records of BG readings, meets with this child everyday and ensures the insulin is given at school.

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Lexden Primary School, Colchester

Valid until

The school is brilliant. The first day my boy returned to school we had no worries at all. Considering our son is the only Type 1 diabetic child in his school, the enthusiasm to help him and us was and still is amazing. He is treated like any other pupil.

Parent

The school always get new staff, that are involved with the patient, trained in all areas of diabetes. His control is always very good within school time.

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St Helena School, Colchester

Valid until

The healthcare worker is always very supportive of my child's needs on a day to day basis. She'll always contact me if there's an issue. She understands teenage negative behaviours with diabetes and will help my child get back on track.

Parent

St Helena has always been willing to work with the Team in ensuring the best care for their pupils.

Healthcare Professional

Bournes Green Junior School, Southend-on-Sea

Valid until June 2019

They take very good care of my daughter and ensure she has everything available to check and treat her diabetes.

Parent

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Kinsale Junior School, Norwich

Valid until June 2019

They never make her feel different. They are very inclusive. They are all amazing.

Parent

They requested extra training for each individual child at the school. Actively seeks ways to include all children in activities. Work in partnership with families and the diabetes team.

Healthcare Professional

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Milton Hall Primary and Nursey School, Westcliff-on-Sea

Valid until June 2019

Awareness in the school is just amazing. The whole school really got involved. I couldn't be happier.

Parent

The school has managed the child's diabetes really well. They take part in all aspects of school life. The staff are proactive in ensuring all care plans are up to date and they keep their diabetes knowledge up to date.

Healthcare Professional

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Sebert Wood Primary School, Suffolk

Valid until June 2019

The best thing the school has done is to listen and understand as to arrangements my daughter requires. She is very relaxed as a result.

Parent

Good correspondence with the diabetes team.

Healthcare Professional

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Town Close School, Norwich

Valid until June 2019

The student's management of diabetes is perfect, one hundred per cent.

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Whitehouse Community Primary School, Ipswich

Valid until June 2019

They make me feel at ease. They are fantastic and caring. I don't have to worry when she is at school.

Parent

The staff are good at communicating with parents and the diabetes team to provide best care for the children.

Healthcare Professional

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