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Young Mothers Unit

The Young Mothers’ Unit at Menzieshill High School caters for the extra needs of pregnant schoolgirls and young mothers with their babies from across the city. The unit is staffed by a Principal Teacher, supported by a designated YMU support worker and two qualified Early Years Practitioners.


Principal Teacher Guidance/YMU           -  Norma Seith

YMU Support Worker                               -  Maureen Boag

Early Years Practitioner                           -  Maureen Malone

Early Years Practitioner                           -  Vikki Jeffrey

Link Nursery Manager                              -  Laura Fraser

Head Teacher MHS                                  -  Helen Gray


Service offered to young mothers

We offer young women the opportunity to continue with their education both before and after their babies are born.

The pupils attend mainstream classes and follow a slightly reduced timetable of subjects. This enables them to access an enhanced curriculum specific to being a parent and gives them valuable study periods.

Within the school setting we have a very well equipped nursery.  This is run by two experienced Early Years Practitioners.  Mums are timetabled to spend one period per week in the nursery and also have part of their lunchtime in the YMU with their babies.

As well as mainstream subjects, girls are also offered extra-curricular opportunities via a variety of partner agencies to enhance their learning and understanding of parenthood.

There is more information in the leaflet in the department documents section.