Canine Support

Studies support the idea that interacting with a pet benefits many children with social, emotional and communication difficulties. Children with learning difficulties especially benefit from interacting with dogs, which can provide unconditional, non-judgmental love and companionship, acting as a social catalyst, encouraging positive social interaction.

At St Philip’s School students benefit from using two dogs in a therapeutic way on site:

Bobby is a lurcher who is based in the Student Support Centre.

Often pupils who find it difficult to communicate with start to interact around Bobby. He also helps 1:1 student support sessions.

Joker is a rescue Greyhound and is based in Mrs Clements office.

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report


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