Sopley Primary School

We are a successful small village school that serves Sopley, Ripley and the surrounding areas including Burton, Ringwood and Bransgore. We currently have 111 pupils on roll, aged 4-11yrs.

Updated:
12 June 2016
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?

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 want our pupils to understand how the impact of these difficulties can be lessened and how they can give support when needed. Similarly for staff.

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

Pressures on the curriculum limit the time that can be devoted to this. The youngest children here may have some difficulty in understanding the issues and providing support. It is very difficult to arrange times
when all staff, governors and other stakeholders can be together in school hours.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all customer facing staff are dementia aware

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Engaging with the community outside the school environment

    Pupils take part in several community events in the local area, including
    maypole dancing and Choir performances at the Sopley Village Festival and Choir performances at least twice a year at a local nursing home for the elderly. We also have a thriving programme of pairing local volunteer readers with underperforming readers at the school.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Supporting the Ringwood and Bransgore Dementia Action Group

    Offering support in any way that we can.

    Status:
    Being implemented