A trained hearing dog will be visiting us regularly as part of a programme to support Deaf children with reading. Niven, from the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People will be attending weekly with his custodian Pauline. The idea is that Niven will provide a calming influence by observing Year 7 whilst they read in British Sign Langugae (BSL) giving the students more confidence and instilling a love for reading.

BBC Spotlight joined us and Niven for a reading session and you can see their report below: