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The school has a set of statements regarding our ethos and culture – these are available on request.
Sarah is a qualified special needs teacher and for the last five years has been studying Animal Assisted Therapy. The Society for Companion Animal Studies explains that Animal Assisted Therapy is facilitated by health service professionals; such as therapists, teachers and nurses. AAT is goal-directed. There are a range of focus areas that can be developed with the use of AAT including, physical, social, emotional and mental health. Animal assisted therapists formally plan and monitor sessions. Goals are discussed with key professionals and/or parents (these can be linked to EHCPlans) and individual plans are designed. Detailed feedback is provided. These sessions last an hour and usually range from 6-12 sessions, depending on the client’s needs.
Sarah has taken part in rigorous training, by a leader in the field, Dr Risë VanFleet and is now a Certified Professional Practitioner in Animal Assisted Play Therapy™, one of few in the UK.
We aim to provide an exceptional quality of education and a safe and happy learning environment to develop the full potential of every child through a caring Christian ethos which will enable them to make a positive contribution to the global community.
We are a caring, Christian school where we show respect and take responsibility for each other so that we all feel safe and happy. We enjoy working hard and finding out about the world so that when we grow up we can help to make our world a better place.