Ruby The Therapy Dog
We are very excited to introduce you to Ruby, a new member of staff who we are welcoming to Tor View School. Ruby is a Cockerpoo puppy who is beginning her first set of puppy classes and, in time, we plan to train her to become a fully qualified Pet Therapy Dog so that she can become an integral part of our school community.
Therapy dogs can now be found widely across many school settings. We therefore thought that it would be helpful to explain a little more about the benefits of a school dog, whilst endeavoring to address any concerns you may have; further information is provided overleaf.
Whilst this is an exciting time and many children will wish to meet Ruby, we do not envisage that any formal sessions will commence with her before the start of the next academic year, September 2019. Letters have been sent out to seek parental permission regarding contact with her for therapy and/or reading sessions. Thank you for all the responses we have had so far, if you have yet to complete the slip then please do so as soon as possible and return to school. In the meantime, please do be advised that there may be times before then when Ruby is introduced to Forms or in Assemblies, but this will be without physical contact.
If you have any concerns regarding Ruby, please do not hesitate to contact the Office Team. In the meantime, we do hope that you will join us in welcoming her to the Tor View School Community and embrace all that she has to offer our school.