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Joseph Clarke School wins Diabetes UK award

Joseph Clarke School has received a special award which celebrates schools that provide great care and support to children and young people with Type 1 diabetes.

Its only the second school in London — and the first in North London — to win a Diabetes UK “Good Diabetes Care in School” Awards.

The Good Diabetes Care in School Award shows that good diabetes care in schools is achievable and presents an opportunity to share best practice amongst schools, helping to ensure that all students with diabetes get the support they need and can achieve their full academic potential.

Bridget Turner, Director of Policy and Care Improvement at Diabetes UK (left) presents the award to acting headteacher Isobel Cox and Jasmin, aged 15 at Joseph Clarke School with Trust CEO Elaine Colquhoun (right).

The award came about to thanks to the combined efforts of teaching assistants Ann, Yvonne and Jody. We would also like to thank our student Jasmin and her mother for helping us win this award by giving the charity evidence of the school's care.

Isobel Cox, acting headteacher at Joseph Clarke School, said: “We are delighted to win the Diabetes UK’s Good Diabetes Care in School Award. We take our responsibility to give children with Type 1 diabetes the support and care they need to manage their condition safely in school very seriously."

Ms Elaine Colquhoun, chief executive of the Trust, said: “I am thrilled that Joseph Clarke has been successful in gaining this award. Congratulations to the whole school community in outstanding practice.”

Bridget Turner, Director of Policy and Care Improvement at Diabetes UK, said: “We want all schools in London to follow Joseph Clarke’s example. Good care in schools means that children and young people with diabetes stay healthy and get the best from their education."

More information on the Good Diabetes Care in School Award can be found here:
www.diabetes.org.uk/school-award