Maple Ridge is one of a number of Hampshire Schools accredited by the Local Education Authorities (LEA) to provide an Outreach service to mainstream schools and has developed a service called STAR (Support Training, Advice and Resources).
This includes providing advice to mainstream schools in relation to the inclusion of individual pupils with Autism and social communication difficulties, visits to Maple Ridge to observe good practice and a team delivering training to schools. This training includes a problem solving group that meets termly at Maple Ridge and is open to all school staff.
We also offer outreach to mainstream pre-schools and Nurseries to support children with social communication or interaction difficulties. Our TOP (Thomas Outreach Programme) worker provides early intervention for young children with ASD/social communication difficulties and runs our Open Door sessions; a parent/child support group for pre-school children in collaboration with the Basingstoke Portage Service which is accessible by invitation.
For further information on these services please open the leaflets below or you can contact us for further information and enquiries using our email addresses:
Rachael Tomlin (Primary Outreach Teacher and Outreach co-ordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Charlewood (Pre-school Outreach Teacher): email@example.com
Jane Eales (TOP worker): firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanya Simper (Outreach Assistant): email@example.com