St Josephs Primary School
All staff at St. Joseph’s seek to do the very best that we can for all of the children in our care. Our work is formed and led by our Mission Statement. The living out of this Mission Statement challenges each and every one of us on a daily basis. Providing the best possible quality care for children with different gifts and talents, continuing to strive for excellence and always looking to be witnesses of Our Lord Jesus Christ may be a tall order but it forms the daily life of our school. Our School is a community, which celebrates the uniqueness and dignity of each individual. Everyone is made in the likeness of God, and has dignity that does not depend on age, race, gender, wealth or any other attribute. As a community we depend on each other profoundly, our aim is that through example as well as by direct teaching we will teach our children that the most effective way to learn is by caring for others, nurturing our own talents, always doing our best and always being there to help others. We hope that your children will leave St. Joseph’s not only having achieved their full potential academically but also prepared to take on responsibility for their own learning and ready to use their talents for the good of others.
- 4 July 2016
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Local Alliances:
- Rotherham 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?
By raising awareness of dementia to our pupils and staff we can help reduce the fear and stigma about dementia in our community. By carrying out partnership work with others schools and care home involved in Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance we can help create a more confident compassionate dementia friendly next generation
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We aim to embed the principles of dementia knowledge in our education systems and endeavour to make this not just a project for one year but an area we keep on our educational and developmental agenda – this takes inspiration and continued commitment
Dementia awareness and Dementia Friends
We will provide dementia knowledge to our staff team a selected class of pupils and give them the opportunity to become dementia friends.
- Being implemented
Creating a Dementia Friendly next generation
We will make our staff group aware of RDAA and the challenge it has to create a dementia friendly Rotherham /Sheffield and a dementia friendly next generation.
We will promote the concept of RDAA to others if the opportunity arises and encourage our colleagues to get involved in the work and gain knowledge of the educational tools that are available to them. We will display the logo in school and use the Logos on any appropriate school information to further raise the alliance profile to others /pupils /parents /staff and visitors
- Being implemented
Dementia Project work
We will work with a local care home within the Adopt a Care home project (also members of RDAA )
The adopt a care home scheme will
Increase awareness about the older population in Sheffield as many younger children may not have experienced an ‘older’ persons view Help younger people to understand the challenges of dementia and reduce the stigma associated this Assess reading and writing skills of the children by giving them the opportunity to read with the older people and to also write either a ‘life story’ for the older person or at least write about their experience of meeting older people Integrate children within the care home population to enable them to develop and grow by learning about older people’s experiences. This will not only support growth and maturity but also give clear outcomes around basic skills with integration Make the care home that has been adopted a talking point in class and the opportunity for children to reflect
Offer older people in care homes the opportunity to offer their experience and skills and give something to their community
- Being implemented