school girl with dog

Monty, Our Pastoral School Dog

26th September 19

Children and Dog

We are very proud to introduce Monty. Our extremely popular new school dog.

Monty our school dog comes to school every Tuesday and Thursday with his owner and Head of Pastoral Care, Mrs Jones, to play with as select group of children at playtimes.

By having a dog in school, we want to encourage those children specifically who are less confident with learning to have a friendly audience and to look forward to a challenge.

The vast majority of dogs are gentle and loving, offering children opportunities to improve social development skills, unconditional acceptance and the chance to do something really well. Monty is supervised at all times by Mrs Jones and is a certified ‘Good citizen dog’ and is training to be a Hampshire Search and Rescue Dog.

For more information on our Pastoral Care, please visit our pages.