Lola is our ‘school dog’ and accompanies Sue Warneford-Thomson, our School Business Manager, into school daily. Labradors are by nature gentle and friendly creatures and Lola is a very affectionate, sociable dog who continues to undertake training. She has attended school most days since September 2010 when she was just 5 months and has become a popular member of the school community.
Although Lola’s main place of residence is the office area, Lola is available for the children to pat and play with under strict supervision at certain times of the day. Lola is available to work with children who have special needs, suffer bereavement or who are upset in any way and in need of calm, comfort and space before being able to tell an adult what has upset them.
Children from both the Infant and Junior Schools have gained a great deal of enjoyment from having their school dog and Lola has become an established part of life at our Yatton Schools. A full risk assessment has been prepared.