Good Diabetes Care in School Award
We celebrate the schools that work with parents and healthcare professionals to ensure children with diabetes have as easy an experience at school as possible
Chertsey High School is delighted to have been nominated for the Good Diabetes Care in School Award. This award is given by Diabetes UK to 'demonstrate the great care provided to children with diabetes in school'. We are currently in the process of the award application and hope to have an update on our progress soon!
Chertsey High School trains its staff and works with parents and healthcare professionals to ensure children with diabetes have as easy an experience at school as possible. At CHS we currently have three students with Type 1 Diabetes, who are all able to access the same quality of life and education as any other student, due to the personalised care and understanding that they receive.
Parent nomination (Mrs B):
We would like to nominate Chertsey High School for the Good Diabetes Care in School Award. Our son’s school has opened its doors to first students in September 2017 and now has several children with Type 1 Diabetes. Samuel started attending Y6 in September 2018 and we couldn’t have wished for a better school. We feel that our son is well cared for at Chertsey High School, all the staff go above and beyond. S is seen as an individual and not as a diabetic. He has grown in confidence and we can only thank the school for this. He is given freedom to deal with his condition as and when he needs to, which is exactly what a young man of his age needs. All staff are supportive and maintain great communication with us parents. We would love for our son’s school to receive this accolade as recognition for all their support.
Healthcare Professional nomination
(N. Ward, Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse)
I would like to support Mrs. B’s nomination of Chertsey High School for a Good Diabetes Care in School Award. Chertsey High School has a dedicated medical room and very supportive approach to their students with Type 1 Diabetes. Trained staff maintain a great communication with parents. What happens to children with diabetes in school can greatly influence a child’s attitude to their own self-care and Chertsey High School are very positively enabling and supporting children with Type 1 diabetes.