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Mrs Turner - learning mentor

Mrs Turner is our Learning Mentor. In school she is responsible for attendance and punctuality to ensure we are always in the right place at the right time. Mrs Turner works with our families to offer support on any issues they are facing. She works closely with Horsforth Children's Services and supports our families to access this service. Mrs Turner delivers pastoral support to pupils in school through planned nuture sessions and interventions. 

Betty & phoebe- Our School Dogs

We are very excited to introduce you to our school dogs -  Betty, who will be visiting school every Friday morning as our therapy dog and Phoebe who will be joining the team as our school dog. 

Betty will be working alongside Mrs Turner in her role as Learning Mentor to provide one to one nurture sessions. Betty is two years old and attends weekly training, working through the Good Dog Citizen scheme. She has also passed her assessment as a Pets as Therapy Dog.

Phoebe is still a puppy and is beginning her training, but will become a familiar face around school as she gets used to life at Featherbank. She will stay in Miss Scudder's office at first but will gradually meet the children under strict supervision.

Some of the postivie benefits of a therapy dog include;

  • Supporting children's emotional wellbeing.
  • A calming effect on all members of the school community.
  • Improved behaviour and concentration.
  • Reduction in stress and improved self esteem.
  • Fostering a sense of responsibility.
  • Increasing enthusiasm for and enjoyment of animals.
  • Encouraging children to think and learn. 

PLEASE NOTE: Phoebe & Betty will be  working dogs whilst on the school site. This has been approved by the Governing Body, and Leeds City Council have been notified.  The Leeds City Council rule that no other dogs are allowed on school premises remains in force and we ask all dog owners to abide by this.