Maplefields

Specialist SEN Behaviour Emotional and Social College and Academy Tower Hill Road Headteacher: Mrs LM Morgan MA Corby Deputy Head: Ms B Wright MBA B Ed Northants Head of Secondary: Ms K Marshall NPQH B Ed Hons NN18 0TH E-mail: bursar@maplefields.northants-ecl.gov.uk Tel: 01536 424090 Fax: 01536 424091 head@maplefields.northants-ecl.gov.uk senco@maplefields.northants-ecl.gov.uk

17th September 2012

Dear Janet and Stephen, I have been really interested to see the work you do in the states through following Tony’s visit in the summer on Facebook and associated information. Tony comes into our school regularly and the children really look forward to reading to Danny. For some children, reading regularly to Danny has increased their reading age with amazing results; for some it has increased their interest in and love for books. For all our children it has improved their self -esteem and confidence, a really important area given their particular special need. As soon as they go into the library they like to curl up with a book with Danny. When Danny is in school his presence has a calming effect and children’s challenging behaviour is de-escalated swiftly and smoothly. I hear from Tony that the Kennel Club have invited you to Crufts next year. I would like to invite you to come into school and spend the day with Tony and Danny when you are over for Crufts. We would like to show you round and for you to see Danny at work in school. We too hope to be at Crufts again with the children. They really enjoyed their visit this year. I look forward to meeting you both. Yours sincerely, L.M. Morgan Lynda Morgan Headteacher