Stopsley High School

We are a successful community school with specialist Sports College status for 11-16 year olds located on the north-eastern edge of Luton. At Stopsley High School we ensure that high standards of teaching and learning are delivered to our students within a caring environment. This is successful because all students, teachers, support staff, Governors, parents and partners work closely together to raise standards, aim high and aspire to achieve the best for all our students. We work within a caring and inclusive context and ensure that equality of opportunity, respect and fairness are at the forefront of all we do.

Updated:
9 June 2016
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Schools
Local Alliances:
Luton 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?

We are seeking to focus our activities on the following National Dementia Declaration outcomes:

Action point 5 - I live in an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and understood

  • Action point 6 - I have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life

To achieve this we will  use appropriate opportunities to raise awareness and understanding of dementia amongst our pupils and encourage intergenerational activities ; particularly to those undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Awards and volunteering project

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

  • Restricted timetable
  • Exam restrictions
  • Resources including space for training
  • Extra curriculum activities

2. Actions

  • Provide intergenerational opportunities for the pupils via suitable volunteering initiatives

    The children attend the local dementia singing café project on a weekly basis to interact and buddy the those living with dementia and their carers

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Raise awareness of dementia amongst the School

    • Deliver Dementia Friends information sessions to 20 pupils by the end of 2014
    • Deliver Dementia Friends information sessions to 5 members of staff by the end of 2014 via the Training Carousel
    • Hold 1, year 8 Dementia Assembly
    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Develop a sustainable programme of dementia awareness that will also provide a progression route and insight into careers available

    Establish a rolling programme for those on the volunteering project to progress from Dementia Friends to Champions, providing them with opportunities to train younger peers

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member