"All the way through his schooling at Stoke Gabriel Primary my son has been nurtured, supported, encouraged and celebrated for his efforts. The consistency of this amazingly high level of teaching hasn't changed or dropped despite the staff changes that are inevitable in the schooling system today. As a parent I couldn't be more grateful to the School and the Academy for the amazing Primary School experience we have been fortunate enough to have had."

Moose the dog

Moose is a 3 year old Labernard (Labrador cross St Bernard). He is a very well behaved, gentle giant who loves being active between snoozes. He previously worked in a large primary school for 3 days a week and his main role was to raise mental health and wellbeing for the children, staff and families. This, and his experience working with children, is something we have brought to the community at Stoke Gabriel Primary School. He has quickly become quite a presence around the school where children may see him visiting classes for story time or PSHE based sessions. He likes to meet and greet families at drop off and pick up and enjoys supporting interventions, friendship groups, emotional literacy, outdoor learning and sometimes just going for a 'walk and talk'. He knows a lot of tricks that the children will see and learn.
A few children have been selected to partake in the 'Junior Dog Handling' project where they have the special responsibility of looking after Moose. Whenever Moose is working with children a trained member of staff will be in charge to make sure children and Moose remain calm, happy and safe.