We are delighted to have achieved gold in the Young Carers in Schools Award, organised by the Carers Trust and The Children’s Society.

There are a number of young carers at Hazel Grove High School and it is a priority for us that they don’t miss out on an education because of the responsibilities they have at home.

We are so proud to have achieved the award’s highest standard, in recognition of the work we do to ensure young carers have the opportunities and support needed to succeed, despite the difficulties they may face.

Staff have received comprehensive training and we work directly with our young carers to provide one-to-one emotional support. We also work closely with the charity Signpost, which provides specialist provision and advice.

We keep track of the attendance and attainment of all young carers so we are quickly aware when extra help is required and there is a wealth of information on display around school so students are aware of the help available and who to talk to.

Young Carers in Schools is a joint initiative by The Children’s Society and the Carers Trust to equip schools with the resources needed to identify and support young carers, and the gold award is a celebration of the commitment that Hazel Grove High School has to its students with caring responsibilities.

We are incredibly proud of all our young carers and of their resilience and positivity and will keep working hard to ensure they receive the education and support they deserve.