Family Officer

Our aim is to ensure that every child in Melin Gruffydd has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. In order to facilitate this, we seek to create an atmosphere within school that allows all children to feel encouraged and respected and that any matters which arise are dealt with sympathetically.

We acknowledge that some children will require additional support in order that they may reach their full potential and our Family Engagement Officer is on hand to offer early and appropriate intervention to improve the attainment of those children who have social, emotional or behavioural needs. The Family Engagement Officer works closely with pupils and families in order to provide support and to encourage families to play an active part in their child’s education.

A number of different strategies are in place to support individuals including a homework club, raising self-esteem, helping with organisational skills and controlling anger or behaviour. Our Family Engagement Officer also works with specialist agencies which support children’s welfare, such as psychiatrists, the school nurse, Families First, Team Around the Family and Barnado’s.

Mrs Noni Laugharne
Family Officer

It’s important to look after our emotional wellbeing. If you need support as an adult or for your family, there are many agencies available to help.

Here’s a list of useful contacts-

Cymorth i deuluoedd / Support for families
Cyngor a Chymorth i Deuluoedd Caerdydd Cardiff Family Advice and Support 03000 133 133
Barnardos 029 2049 3387
Gingerbread – Cymorth i rieni sengl/ Support for Single parents 02074285400

Iechyd Meddwl / Mental Health
Pobl ifanc/ Young people 08088023456 0207 9235581 0808 8025544
Oedolion/ Adults

Mae gan bawb iechyd meddwl 0300-1233-393

Profedigaeth / Bereavement 08088 020 021 08000288840 02920 226166

Anghenion Ychwanegol / Additional Needs
Llinell Gymorth y Sir / Cardiff Council ALN Helpline – 02920 872731
Grwp1Group – i rieni a phlant o dan 5 gyda anghenion ychwanegol / for parents and carers of children under 5 with additional needs – Facebook/ 02920 872710