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Four Maes Hyfryd school staff are suspended in Flintshire

Four members of staff at a Flintshire special school have been suspended over allegations of professional misconduct.

The school involved, Maes Hyfryd specialist high school in Flint, teaches secondary pupils in the Deeside area with special educational needs.

The members of staff are being investigated by an independent agency.

Flintshire council gave no further details but said the allegations were not of a sexual nature.

The authority's director of lifelong learning, Ian Budd, said: "In line with normal practice, the staff have been suspended without prejudice and interim cover arrangements are in place until the end of term.

"The allegations, which are not of a sexual nature, are being investigated by an independent agency.

"No further information can be provided to avoid the risks of identifying the individuals involved or prejudicing the investigation."

He said Ysgol Maes Hyfryd has a "well founded excellent reputation for the care, support and wellbeing of its learners".

He added the school and the local authority were committed to ensuring that all children and young people continue to benefit from the highest standards in professional practice.

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