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Waterloo Primary School

A two form entry culturally and ethnically diverse community primary school with three bases for children who have an education health care plan for Autism. Our school family is passionate about making a difference to the local community and those within it.

11 October 2019
North West
Children Young People and Students, Education Sector, Schools
Local Alliances:
Sefton DAA

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?

A primary school is a hub of a community and as such has the opportunity to influence not only the young people whom we are educating but also their families and those with in the community. We consider it our role to promote inclusion, tolerance, understanding and empathy and as such wish to involve ourselves with the local groups supporting those with dementia offering support and friendly, caring faces. Education is hugely powerful and we consider it our duty and privilege to educate and influence the thoughts and practices of future generations and to instil in them love, care and respect for others and in particular those who have gone before them.

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

Our National Curriculum is very demanding so giving the work we which to support sufficient time will be a challenge. However our staff are committed to the aims and determined to make things work. Making our environment more dementia friendly is also a challenge with the limited budget that we face, but we believe that improving the environment will be of benefit to all and that their are parallels between the needs of all people, those with Autism and our friends with Dementia.

2. Actions

  • Staff Awareness Meeting

    Invite the local area advocate into school to deliver a staff awareness meeting so that staff understand what dementia is and how we can support in our local area.
  • A pupil awareness raising assembly

    Local area advocat -Justine Shenton to deliver an awareness raising assembly to pupils so that they have a better understanding of dementia and how they can get involved in support dementia friendly groups in their local area as well as being more understanding and tolerant of those with the condition.

  • Organise and deliver a fund raising event

    Pupils to organise a fund raising event to support dementia initiatives in the local area

  • Organise and deliver a fund raising event

    Pupils to organise a fund raising event to support dementia initiatives in the local area