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Outreach Service

Maple Ridge Outreach Service

Maple Ridge School provides an outreach service to mainstream schools in Basingstoke and Deane.


Our Aim:

  • To provide our local mainstream schools with specialist support to enable them to best meet the needs of their children/young people with SEND.

  • To support children/young people to thrive and fulfil their full potential within a mainstream setting.

  • To increase SLT confidence at meeting more complex SEN needs across the whole school.

  • To improve attendance.

  • To reduce exclusions.

  • To reduce escalation of behavioural incidences.

  • To provide high-quality training.


The Outreach Team offer a warm and friendly referral-based service and can provide the following areas of support:

  • Liaison with SENCos, teachers and school staff to offer advice and strategies.

  • A planned programme of support.

  • Support in setting up the learning environment.

  • Curriculum differentiation.

  • Transition.


Pre-school Support:

The THOMAS Outreach Programme (TOP) is an educational service for pre-school children aged 3-4 years with social communication difficulties or autism, who are currently attending a mainstream pre-school and planning to attend a mainstream school. Our TOP worker supports children both at home and in their pre-school.


We also run our ‘Open Door’ sessions every Tuesday during term time at Maple Ridge School in collaboration with the Basingstoke Portage Service. This is a parent-child support group for pre-school children. Families can access this support for one term. For further information please contact the TOP team.



On an annual basis we run NAS Early Bird and Early Bird Plus courses for parents of children with an Autism diagnosis. Further information is outlined in the ‘NAS Early Bird and Early Bird Plus Flyer’.


Outreach agreement:

  1. A referral form must be filled out (see link below).
  2. An initial consultation is required to ascertain the best way to support your needs. 
  3. Verbal parental consent is required before we can visit a child in school.
  4. Staff will need to be released from their timetable to receive feedback and support from the outreach team on the day of their visit.
  5. Evidence must be shown that recommendations have been implemented between each visit.
  6. School staff are required to attend a training session at Maple Ridge. This will include topics such as understanding visuals, TEACCH approach, engagement curriculum, sensory processing and emotional regulation.
  7. Hampshire County Council will also require you to fill out an evaluation sheet after receiving outreach support.


The outreach service does not interact with parents, it’s the school’s responsibility to store and share information provided by the outreach team with parents.


We are unable to work with a child currently receiving support from PBS or where SEMH is the main area of need.


For further information on these services please open the documents below and you can contact us via email for further information and enquiries.


Jacqui Brown (TOP Worker and Outreach Assistant):