St Edward's Catholic First School

Windsor, Berkshire

Dougie Time

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St Edward’s Catholic First School will be taking part in an exciting new program called ‘Dougie Time’.

Dougie, our school dog, will be working with Mr Keohane (SENDCo) to support the delivery of Animal-Assisted Therapy.

Animal-Assisted Therapy is an intervention that supports educational, behavioural, and emotional development in young people. Animal-Assisted Therapy can help to:

·       Improve emotional wellbeing

·       Improve overall academic achievement and social skills

·       Aid attainment in literacy

·       Provide a calming influence in the classroom

·       Boost self-esteem and confidence

·       Increase motivation


Meet Dougie

School Dog Policy

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To ensure all of the children know how to be safe around Dougie and understand him, each class received an exciting, informative workshop. The children had the opportunity to see a dog called ‘Tigger’ who belonged to the Dogs Trust. They learnt about how to care for a dog; what dogs need to be healthy and what we can do to help train dogs.

Dogs Trust E-Certificate


Dougie has become certified!
Dougie has worked very hard to complete his certification to become a school therapy dog. A representative from Canine Assisted Learning has been coming into school each term to train him as part of their Affiliate Programme. He has learnt a variety of tricks but also has been taught to be a calm influence in sessions. Each time the trainer has visited, she has commented on how well he has done and also how settled he is in school. We are very proud of him and his achievements. Well done Dougie!

Dougie's Therapy Dog Certificate

Coming Up

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St Peter & St Paul Feast Day Mass - parents invited

Friday 28 Jun at 9:00 am

Fledglings Class Assembly - Fledgling parents invited

Friday 5 Jul at 9:00 am

Yr4 Production for Yr4 Parents

Tuesday 9 Jul at 6:00 pm

St Edward's Catholic First School
01753 860607

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