Milford on Sea CE Primary School, Academy Trust
We are a successful, high performing primary school academy that serves Milford-on-Sea, Keyhaven and Everton. We currently have 318 pupils on roll aged 4-11.
- 21 July 2015
- Education Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire 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?
The Milford-on-Sea Dementia Action Group is embarking on a campaign to make Milford on Sea a Dementia Friendly Village. As an integral part of the local community, we aim to educate our young people about the potential difficulties people with dementia and their carers face. We wish our pupils to display an understanding of how the impact of these difficulties can be lessened and to understand how the whole village, including children, can support people when they need it.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
It can be difficult to arrange times when all staff, governors and stakeholders can be together in school hours.
Dementia Awareness raising for staff
Ensure all customer facing staff are dementia aware. We have had a staff meeting in which the Dementia Group explained the project and its aims to all members of the teaching staff. A second meeting is being planned where governors and support staff will also be invited.
2014 - Fourth Quarter Update
Silver Surfer sessions for older people in the community to learn basic computer skills within the school setting (Delivered by pupils)
Every year, the Year 6 pupils invite older members of the local community into school for basic computer skills workshops. The pupils work with their partners on a range of simple tasks including email, word processing and publishing.
Engaging with the community outside the school environment
Pupils take part in many community events in the local area including: May pole dancing at the May Fair, visiting Care / Nursing homes singing carols at Christmas, involvement in village events such as Food Week and the Music and Arts festival. We also have a thriving programme of pairing retired volunteer readers with underperforming readers at the school.
Y6 Pupil ‘Acorn Project’ with Oakhaven Hospice
This annual project, undertaken by our Y6 pupils, offers an opportunity for people to learn more about the hospice through the eyes of children, and gives patients and carers a space to talk about their experiences. It is inspired by a similar model at St Christopher’s Hospice in London.
Supporting the Milford-on-Sea Dementia Action Group by display of publicity materials
Offering support in any way that we can.