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North Leamington School wins Educational Setting of the Year at the Carers Awards ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2024

We are delighted to share that North Leamington School won the Educational Setting of the Year Award 2024 at the Carers Trust Heart of England, Carer Awards Event held on Thursday 14 June.
NLS were nominated by Matt Deakin (Assessment Officer for Caring Together Warwickshire) and we are absolutely delighted to have been selected as the winners by the judging panel.
Carers Trust Heart of England support unpaid carers throughout Coventry & Warwickshire. The awards event was held during Carers Week; during Carers Week the aim is to recognise, support and raise the profile of unpaid carers in the community.  

The committee chose NLS for the Award in recognition of how we go above and beyond to support our Young Carers in school through identifying students, supporting them and their families to access support services and ensuring students feel  supported to help them reach their potential despite the difficulties they maybe experiencing at home.

Stef Parkins (Mental Health Lead) & Faye Lindsay (Student Support and Engagement Manager) attended the Awards Event, held at Warwick School, on behalf of NLS.  The evening celebrated the extraordinary efforts unpaid carers, organisations, and partners and showcased the incredible work young people and organisations do to help their families and the wider community.

We then celebrated our Award back in school with many of our Young Carers on Friday, who enjoyed cake and sweet treats together.

Young carers are aged between 5 and 18 years old who have a responsibility for looking after or helping someone else to look after a person who has a disability, a long term illness, mental health illness, Autism/ADHD or someone addicted to drugs or alcohol.

We will continue to hold weekly drop-in sessions here at school to support our Young Carers.  Young Carers and Caring Together Warwickshire are holding one-to-one support sessions with some of our young carers; they provide exciting opportunities outside school, including day trips and camping trips. In addition, the Carers Trust provide longer-term support for young carers until they reach the age of 25 to help them engage with further opportunities.