Additional Support and Agencies
Students and their families have access to a wide range of support via Ysgol Maes Hyfryd including:
- Parent support service
- School Nurse
- Physiotherapy service
- Speech and language therapy service
- Behavioural support team
- Children's Services
- Educational psychology service
- School counselling service
- Pets as Therapy
- Careers service
- Music peripatetic service
- Youth services
The role of Family Support is to liaise and improve the link between home and school and to encourage Parents, Carers and Families to become an active part of the school community. They will always remain non-judgmental, impartial, professional and confidential whilst ensuring that accurate and appropriate information is given. The team works closely with the School Nurse, Educational Social Workers, Teachers and Support staff to improve attendance and to ensure that Students' emotional, educational, social, health and welfare needs are met. They also provide opportunities for families to access: guidance during the Transition process, help with Welfare rights, assistance with form filling, information about training and support groups, drop-in sessions at accessible locations within the community, emotional support and the offer to accompany Parents/Carers to meetings. Appointments can be made for Home or school visits, as well as time to talk over the telephone. 9.00a m - 4.00 pm Monday to Friday during term time.
Sensory support services
The teacher for the hearing impaired and the teacher for the visually impaired work with named students at YMH, to support and develop their skills.
In addition, the service runs awareness-raising courses for the staff and students.
School Counselling Service
The school counsellor runs weekly support sessions at YMH for students. The students can refer themselves or the parents can request support. Awareness of the service and how it can be of benefit to the students is undertaken through Key Stage Assemblies
Our careers advisor supports the students in their decision making processes through formal interviews and through a weekly drop-in session when students can pop in for a chat if they are unsure about anything. They attend Annual Reviews and support the application process for college courses.
YMH works closely with a range of representatives from Children's Services including social workers, learning disability nurses and occupational therapists. It is important that a collaborative approach is developed for the benefit of the student.