Unusual new staff member is a hit with Hatfield pupils

Charlie visits Howe Dell pupils

Charlie visits Howe Dell pupils

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A Hatfield school has welcomed an unusual new staff member.

Wilson (left) Charlie (right)Wilson (left) Charlie (right)

Howe Dell Primary School has welcomed rescue dog Charlie to join the staff team.

Headteacher Debra Massey visited the local RSPCA at Southridge and adopted the one-year-old beagle.

Charlie had been left outdoors in all weather types, with no shelter for six months.

He is now part of the Massey family with their older seven-year-old beagle, Wilson.

After hearing of Charlie’s woe, pupils raised money for the RSPCA with their Howe Dell’s Got Talent show, organised by the Children’s Council.

Mrs Massey added: “Our aim is for Charlie to come into school as a regular visitor to enrich our nurture provision for children who would value from the experience of reading to him or just spending time talking through worries.

“A member of staff would be in attendance with them.

“Charlie may have his ‘forever home’, but we want to raise funds and awareness for other animals in the care of the RSPCA.”

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