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Cricket Green SEN school

Cricket Green School is a school for pupils from 4 years up to 19 years who have diverse learning needs.

Updated:
11 June 2018
Location:
London
Sectors:
Children Young People and Students, Education Sector
Local Alliances:
Merton 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?

I currently work in year 7 and I am very keen to engage some of the pupils in some extra-curricular activities to boost self-esteem, develop their social communication skills and increase their awareness of the world around them.  

Children with SEN can find it difficult to form relationships and understand their own emotions. I am thinking of projects which would support my class to understand the benefits of making others happy and how this in turn this makes them feel good. I have always been interested in the benefits of the young and old working together to support each other.  My initial thoughts were that my pupils could come in and spend time at care homes: chatting, playing games, helping with simple tasks such as cleaning or making a cup of tea etc. Members of staff would ensure that all pupils were supervised and supported throughout any visits.  

I am interested in setting up a regular link for children to go and visit local care homes etc. and was hoping to run this project throughout the school year, possibly visit on a fortnightly basis or on odd occasions that  would be appropriate. 

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

Staff and children's understanding of dementia - Having enough staff to support the children (in terms of any staff roles being covered back at school whilst those staff are supporting children outside)

2. Actions

  • Visiting Care Homes

    Children with SEN can find it difficult to form relationships and understand their own emotions. I am thinking of projects which would support my class to understand the benefits of making others happy and how this in turn this makes them feel good. I have always been interested in the benefits of the young and old working together to support each other. I am hoping to det up some links with local care homes to spend time with the people there, my initial thoughts were that my pupils could come in and spend time at the care home, chatting, playing games, helping with simple tasks such as cleaning or making a cup of tea etc. I would also like to encourage the pupils to form relationships and further these by taking things they have made depending on interests that have been shown.  

    I am interested in setting up regular links for children to go and visit local care homes and was hoping to run this project throughout the school year, possibly visit on a fortnightly basis or on odd occasions that would be appropriate. 

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Increase the pupils awareness

    I would like to help develop the pupil's understanding of what dementia is and what they can do to help.
    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Join the DAA and encourage others to do so.

    Join the DAA and encourage others to do so. 

    Status:
    Initial Scoping