Summary of what we do

The fundamental aim of The Mendip School Outreach Service is to support the inclusion of mainstream students with special educational needs. Within this there is an emphasis on improving outcomes for these young people within their school setting and beyond and providing staff with the support to be confident in their approach to pupils with additional needs.

For more information please click on the link SOS Brochure 2023

Levels of service

We provide 3 levels of service:

Level 1 – Free baseline service is an observation visit and strategy/solution report with a follow up impact liaison.

Level 2 – Free additional support following baseline and can include a variety of support activities.

Level 3 – Bespoke package from a menu of additional support with associated costs.

Further Level 2 and 3 support packages can be discussed with our Outreach Coordinator, Kate Lee, after referral.


Free Support Offer 

There are three stages involved in the Level 1 Free Baseline Service:

  • Complete a referral form.
  • Observation visit and strategy/solution report.
  • Follow up liaison.



To access the referral form please click here.

Please note that referral form is for SENDCo / Inclusion Lead / Senior Leadership Team use only  

The Form and further information can also be accessed via the Special Educational Needs Somerset Expertise website here sen.se  outreach.  

Sen.se is a collaborative partnership between all of the special schools and specialist provision within Somerset.


Also available to schools in our area


Bookable Training (Staff meetings/inset days)

 Our Outreach team are available to provide training related to the following topics:

  • Introduction to Autism
  • Autism friendly techniques in the mainstream classroom.
  • Girls and Autism
  • The principals of Speech and Language
  • Sensory Processing
  • Introduction to The Thrive Approach
  • Support with Transition from classes/schools.
  • Supporting parents
  • Emotion coaching
  • Positive behaviour strategies

 For more information regarding course information/costs please contact our Outreach email Outreach@themendipschool.com

Outreach resource packages (available on request at a small charge to cover costs)

We have resource packs covering the following areas available on request at a small charge to cover costs: 

  • ASD support resource pack
  • Social story resource pack
  • Speech and Language support pack