Schools & Teachers | Primary

Welcome to the Primary School’s Resource Page

If you are teaching or supporting a child with Type 1 Diabetes then we hope we can help you to gain a better understanding of what it all means for the child and how you can best support them to reach their full potential in school.

We’ve created a series of films funded by the Morrisons Foundation to model best practice for supporting children living with Type 1 Diabetes and attending Primary School and we hope these will support you and the child(ren) in your care.

Here are some films for all staff to help gain a better awareness of what it’s like to have/manage Type 1 Diabetes in school

Whole Staff Meeting - Key Stage 1&2

This film could be watched by all staff in school to get a better awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and how it can affect students in the school environment (Useful links can be found below)

Teachers & Teaching Assistants Training Film - Key Stage 1&2

This film could be viewed by Teachers and Teaching Assistants together to get a better understanding of how to manage Type 1 Diabetes in the classroom and beyond. (Useful links can be found below)

Type 1 Diabetes Animated Explainer

An animated explainer video introducing Type 1 Diabetes

Why is good care important to young people?

Young people across all key stages discuss why good care in school is so important

The Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

This short film explains the signs and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

Good care in school is really important and the resources on this page are a guide to how pupils can be better supported in school.


If you have any questions then your diabetes team are available and happy to help.

Here are some films to help support you, your colleagues and your pupils with Type 1 Diabetes in school

Brain Changes with High or Low Blood Glucose Levels - Key Stage 1&2

This film discusses what happens in the brain when a pupil has high or low blood glucose levels

Managing Sports & Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes - Key Stage 1&2

This film discusses how to manage sports and exercise for pupils in school

Here are some useful guides and downloads for you to find out more about what schools need to do to manage Type 1 Diabetes in the school environment

Here are the government guidelines to help you plan the care you provide in school to ensure the children in your care achieve their full potential in school


If you have any questions, or you’re not sure then just ask for help


Contact your Diabetes Team – they are there to help