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Christopher Whitehead language College and Sixth Form

We are a state secondary school of 1300 students aged 11-18

Updated:
1 March 2018
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Children Young People and Students, Education Sector
Local Alliances:
Worcester 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?

It is my intention to ensure that every student at school is a Dementia Friend. I hope to achieve this by a series of dementia friends training assemblies. This will raise the profile of dementia in our school and particularly help those who are experiencing dementia in grandparents.

It will also ensure that students are aware of dementia in their local community and small things they can do to help.

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

I am in contact with the teacher i/c Values and Ethics with the intention of including dementia awareness in her schemes of work. I will be contacting the local Alzheimer's Society to set up the training assemblies. I have done this previously with just my house but would like to make it a school wide initiative.

2. Actions

  • Train up all students as 'Dementia Friends'

    Through a series of extended assemblies all students will achieve 'Dementia Friend' status and be awarded a badge to wear on their blazers. This will raise the awareness of dementia within their own families and the local community.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Ensure that dementia awareness is included in the PSHE curriculum

    I will be coordinating with the teacher i/c PSHE to ensure that the Dementia Friends training is consolidated through its inclusion in the curriculum across all years (years 7-13)

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society

    Students will be challenged to raise funds for the Alzheimer'sSociety and/or visit local dementia care homes.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member