We have decided to get a school therapy dog. Many schools do this and they have found the benefits for a variety of children has been excellent. We have chosen a very placid Golden Retriever puppy who will join Wellington at 9 weeks old and will be socialised and trained to support children. She will spend two days on one site and two days on the other site. The dog will be supervised at all times and will be trained fully. This gentle breed is used for blind people and as therapy dogs. Please let us know if your child has an allergy to dog hair or is very anxious around dogs and we will ensure your child does not have contact with the dog.
The staff are very excited about our new furry Wellington team member and hope she will help and bring joy to many pupils. More details to come over the next few weeks.