Dementia Friendly Status at Loxdale

This week we have been working alongside the Alzheimer’s Society to become ‘Dementia Friends’. Our Year 5 and Year 6 children have spent some time learning about the different types of dementia and how it can affect people in different ways. As a staff we have also looked at ways we may be able to support people who have been diagnosed with this disease, a disease that may have also affected some of your family and friends. We hope that some of our children may become ‘Dementia Champions’ in the year ahead and look forward to raising awareness further within the local area. On Friday last week, some of you may have noticed officers from the Local Authority standing outside school with me at the end of the day so that I could show then some of the difficulties that you face when trying to use the narrow path into and out of school. It was agreed that the path is too narrow and the officers who attended are now looking into solutions to widen the path to make it much easier for you to enter and exit our playground to collect your children from school. Please bear with us as we try to ensure this work is completed as soon as possible. Thank you to all parents for not cycling on our paths and for using the bicycle and scooter sheds to park your vehicles. Please may we also ask that parents do not bring dogs onto our premises also as this is Wolverhampton City Council Policy. Please can I thank all parents who have continued to ensure your children are in the correct uniform for school, including a jumper with a logo and a tie. We will again be looking to buy additional ties as we have already sold out of the ones we purchased! PE jumpers and t-shirts also have a logo this year and children are expected to wear black pumps for indoor PE and trainers for outdoor games. I am looking forward to seeing you all in a few weeks at our first Parents’ Evening and please look out for details of appointments etc.. Hopefully the weather will improve later this week and we can go back to the sunny days of the previous weeks. Mrs Scott Headteacher