Key Stage One and Two teaching packs
Our lesson plans are accredited by the PSHE Association and Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA). They look at:
- Understanding the brain
- Dementia in the family and the role of carers
- Dementia in the community
Our resources contribute towards key aspects of the national curriculum, enabling pupils to gain knowledge and understanding linked to PSHE & Citizenship. If you embed them within a spiral curriculum or as part of an enrichment day, the activities can also support work towards British Values, SMSC and Personal Development, behaviour and welfare.
The resources are currently available in English and Welsh. Key Stage Three is also in Irish language, with KS4 available in Summer 2017.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions
Dementia Friends Information Sessions are one hour, awareness-raising sessions about what it is like to live with dementia and how we can all contribute to make our communities more dementia-friendly. They are delivered by volunteers and are suitable for anyone aged 5+.
As part of the session, attendees are asked to become a ‘Dementia Friend’ by pledging an action to help – it could be something as simple as being kind and patient with a relative who is living with dementia, or sharing the five key messages from the session.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions contribute towards pupil welfare and safeguarding provision, as they develop students' PSHE skills and attributes, such as resilience and empathy.
Becoming more dementia-friendly
There are lots of ways in which your school can become more dementia-friendly.
Contact your local Dementia Action Alliance for ideas of simple actions you can take – from awareness-raising to intergenerational community projects – and to be recognised for your efforts.
If you are keen to support the development of guidance for schools, as part of our work building dementia-friendly communities, please email the Youth Engagement team.
The Archie Project is an example of how children’s confidence can grow, stigma in the community can be reduced and inter-generational interaction can be beneficial to both children and people living with dementia.