Learning Support Dog
Here you can find all the latest on our
Learning Support School Dog – Rolo:
17/05/2017 – Rolo’s Welfare & Environment Assessment
Rolo had special visitors this week from the Dogs Helping Kids Charity. The visitors were able to see Rolo in the school and the areas in which he eats, sleeps and uses the bathroom. Rolo was a star! Very calm when greeting the visitors at reception and was as good as usual in his office space near the Library, he even posed for a photo!
The assessors said ‘Rolo passed with flying colours’, a truly lovely statement that we feel reflects how well settled Rolo is at Huntington School. Staff and students have warmed to Rolo and he is absolutely part of the school, so we are very pleased he passed the assessment, as is Rolo!
27/02/2017 – Rolo’s Training in Cornwall
This February Half Term Rolo had a trip to Cornwall to take part in some training. Rolo was superb on the day, he demonstrated all that he had learned perfectly and stayed on his settle blanket when asked, Mrs Roberts was very proud. Rolo is now ready for a busy term here at Huntington!
19/01/2017 – Rolo In The Team
It’s safe to say that Rolo has well and truly settled in here at Huntington School, most people have now met him and he’s even been to assemblies to say hello.
He takes absolutely everything in his stride but is also a little worn out by the end of his day and goes home for a well earned nap. He is incredibly gentle and loves to meet new people each day.
He certainly isn’t camera shy either!
It is with great pleasure and excitement that we would like to introduce Rolo our Learning Support School Dog who will be based in the Learning Support Department from December.
Rolo is a Kennel Club registered Chocolate Labrador puppy with a superb pedigree who has been chosen for his gentle, placid and biddable nature.
Once Rolo has completed his basic puppy training at 8 months old, he will then join a 2 year training programme to become a certified Learning Support School Dog with the charity ‘Dogs Helping Kids’.
As a certified School Dog, Rolo will have been trained and assessed in four key roles:
- The classroom
The welfare of Rolo and the Health and Safety of all pupils is paramount and as such a risk assessment has been put in place. When Rolo is not in school he is our much loved family pet living in our home.
Please see the below FAQ sheet which might answer some on your questions:
Please do contact me if you have any serious concerns, I would especially like to have details of any pupils who are nervous of dogs or who are allergic to dogs.
My contact email address is [email protected]