A West Norfolk school has received an award for supporting pupils who are carers.
Heacham Junior School has received a Young Carer Friendly Tick in Education which highlights its commitment to working with them.
Deputy headteacher Emma Hunt said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded the Carer Friendly Tick Award. We applied for it with the ambition of supporting staff in identifying young carers within our organisation, equipping them with the tools to signpost them to the best possible support, to prevent isolation, and promote equal opportunities for all.
“This work has meant that staff are well trained and young carers in our school have benefitted from opportunities to interact with other pupils who are going through similar experiences. ”
The process lasted around a year and part of the work included preparing a carer’s statement to outline how young carers are supported at the school, and awareness training for staff and pupils.
“Our Junior Leadership Team also created a display in our school foyer to showcase information about carers and identify any support available locally,” added Mrs Hunt.