Gladstone Primary School

Gladstone Primary School is a two form entry Primary School serving the community of Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

Updated:
25 November 2016
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Education Sector
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

At Gladstone Primary School we are keen to get involved with the Dementia Action Alliance. Our commitment to becoming a Dementia Friendly School is fully supported by the Senior Leadership Team. We hope to be able to support the seven outcomes by firsty providing our whole School Community, Staff, Pupils, Parents and Governors with a better understanding of Dementia. We would like to build realtionships with people with Dementia and their families through links with Local and National Organisations and hope to help to make people with Dementia feel supported, understood and valued as part of the local community.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Having a good understanding of Dementia does not currently feature on our Curriculum in any of our year groups, so unless experienced outside school our children have little experience or understanding of the subject. Along with staff, Governors and children we believe that it is important to educate our parents/families to embed this understanding.

We currently have no links with any related organisation and would need some guidance of where these links could be made in the local area.

We would also require some support initially with training staff to enable them to support the children and parents.

Member website

gladstone.stoke.sch.uk

2. Actions

  • Improve understanding of Dementia within the School Community

    Provide support for staff to enable them to effectively deliver sessions about Dementia to pupils, parents and Governors.

    Inset for all staff - staff meeting time.

    Provide staff with resources to use in the classroom. Teachers to utilise the Alzheimer’s Society’s resources aimed to deliver lessons around dementia.

    Status:
    Uncompleted

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Build links with Local Care Homes to develop positive relationships

    Children and staff to make links with Local Care Homes.

    Children to make regular visits to Care Homes.

    School to organise charity fundraising events to support Charities for people with Dementia.

    Organise events in school.

    Status:
    Uncompleted

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Commit to delivering lessons/awareness on dementia for pupils in an ongoing way, not just for one academic year

    Lesson awareness lessons for pupils.

    Peer learning - older chilren supporting younger children with their understanding.

    To plan for the delivery of dementia awareness sessions across the school.

    Devise a programme of Education for at least one years, with various sessions through the year and across the terms.

    Analyse what the children already know about Dementia.

    Use the views of the children to find out what areas of Dementia they would like to learn about and then evaluate to include in the programme.

    Speak to other professionals for guidance on the delivery of lessons.

    Status:
    Uncompleted

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New member