Maggie the School Dog
Many of you will have met our new school dog, Maggie, who has recently joined our school community. Maggie is a three-year-old rescue Cockapoo, who lives in Swanage with me and my family. Maggie has a placid and gentle temperament and she rarely barks. She really enjoys the attention, gentle stroking and interest of the children and the staff at school.
She has settled really well into school life and is now a valued member of staff. Maggie works in our pastoral team with Mrs Graham and Miss Stickland, helping children to talk and providing some much needed care and comfort. She also enjoys visiting lessons and meeting children and parents at the school gate.
Maggie is registered with the Dogs Trust and this provides us with Public Liability Insurance and advice. She also makes frequent visits to the vets for vaccinations and routine treatments. As an older dog, she is house trained and enjoys at least three daily walks before, during and after school. She is certainly well looked after and loved both at school and at home
Maggie shares an Office with Mr Evans and Mr Fry but doesn't spend much time there! She much prefers walking around the school and saying hello to the children and staff during the day.
Maggie has been busy visiting classes over the last few days. She has witnessed some very hard working children and staff. She really liked the way that children answered questions when they were cold called by their teachers, often they were asked subsequent probing questions too. She also liked the opportunities there was for reviewing previous learning.