The North Northants SEMH Secondary Outreach Service is funded by the LA and delivered by consultants from Maplefields Training and Development.

There is no direct cost to the schools.


The overall purpose of the secondary outreach service for North Northants is:

  • To work with leadership teams to support the Secondary Schools with the strategic direction and development of support for SEMH students.
  • To support in providing the clarity on the North Northants picture of SEMH needs across the authority and address the SEMH needs for now and the future.
  • To support and develop the mainstream offer and reduce the number of SEMH students needing a specialist place.
  • To support the reduction of permanently excluded students and raise attendance. 
  • To develop the skills and practices of mainstream staff to ensure they can meet the needs of SEMH students. To reduce the need for change of provision, specialist places and reduce the numbers of tribunals.
  • To support the implementation and embedding of the graduated approach to ensure consistency across the North of the County.


Maplefields Secondary Outreach Consultants

  1. Support staff in response to request for support for individual students:

Work with staff to support the development of strategies and provision to improve attendance, progress and outcomes for students with  SEMH difficulties.

Provide support to the school over a period of approximately 12 weeks. During this time implemented strategies and provision for the student are monitored. Next steps are evaluated, planned and agreed with the school. In certain situations, additional request for support can be made to extend the time therefore providing continuous support.

School Staff should be committed to engaging with consultants from Maplefields, sharing strategies and plans with staff teams as appropriate.

Please download, complete and return the relevant request for support form and consent form to 

Please note that the consent form has to be handwritten / signed in order for us to accept.

The more detailed information  / supporting documents that we receive with your request for support,  the better.  In particular, evidence from professionals that have been involved. 

Receipt of the request for support is acknowledged within 2 working days. A member of the Outreach Team then contacts the school to identify a suitable date for the initial visit.

Nicola in our office is always happy to answer any questions or queries Tel: 01536 424090 Option 2 or Email: 


  1. Support Senior Leaders with whole school development to meet the needs of their SEMH students:

Consultants work with School / MAT Leaders over an agreed period to develop and implement a strategic plan for sustainable whole school solutions to address the needs and provision for students with SEMH within their settings.

Planning, Training and Development provided is bespoke to the context and needs of the school.

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