We are delighted that Laurus Cheadle Hulme has received the Good Diabetes Care in School Award from national charity, Diabetes UK.

There was understandably a very tough criteria to meet but, in achieving the high standards required, parents and carers will hopefully have peace of mind that their children are in safe hands while at school.

We have put a number of additional provisions in place to help students with diabetes and have created a new medical room with more space so that there is now a large clinical area, primarily for diabetic care.

Each student has access to their own named storage draw with spare medical supplies and we have also purchased additional equipment, should it be required in an emergency.

The students’ care plans are thorough and we provide continuous support to help them manage and cope with their condition. They work closely with our first aid lead, Mrs Sloan, and can speak to her at any time if they are ever feeling overwhelmed or worried about any aspect of their diagnosis.

We currently have seven students with Type 1 diabetes across our three year groups and we are so proud of their resilience and positivity. We are also incredibly proud that we are providing them with the first-rate care they deserve, which is acknowledged by the school and the first aid team achieving this award.