Mayfield Services


Mayfield behaviour support Outreach Service


The aim of the Mayfield Behaviour Support Outreach service is to provide high quality advice and support to primary schools and the staff working with children and families.

We have an Outreach Lead Teacher together with a team of 3 outreach workers who aim to provide strategies to meet the needs of children who present with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties and associated challenging behaviour. We also have 1 outreach worker working with children with a diagnosis of Autism. We aim to offer practical and theoretical advice directly linked to classroom practice to support the child’s success within their mainstream placement.

Schools are able to refer to the service following parental/carer consent via a referral form.

The outreach team liaise closely with the team around the child within school, together with parents/carers to encourage continuity and consistency of approach. They provide 1:1 sessions within school together with the child and an identified key attachment adult. Emphasis is on modelling strategies and techniques over time which can be further embedded within school supporting the child’s progress.

Progress is monitored using an assessment tool called the Boxall Profile which identifies strengths and weaknesses socially and emotionally which can be targeted and developed further during sessions.

Mayfield SEND Outreach


Mayfield SEND Outreach service is here to provide support for the inclusion of pupils with complex, severe or multiple learning difficulties.  Through the service, mainstream schools are offered quality skilled professional support for pupils with a Statement of SEN, Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or at SEN Support.

Following a referral, an initial visit will be arranged to clarify the reasons for the referral and to meet the individual[s] involved.  The referring school will be expected to provide time for the referrer to meet with Outreach staff for a discussion and to facilitate a visit to the individual in his or her class setting.

Following the visit the school can expect written feedback which will include suggestions for strategies and interventions.  A further visit date will be arranged (if appropriate) for a specified member of the Outreach Service Team.

Mayfield will expect that the school will confirm dates and consider and implement any strategies suggested.

The Outreach team may send out a pre-visit form to schools between visits to request updated information and evaluations on current practice.

What can we offer?

We can provide support in the following areas for all school staff:

  • Collaborative work on curriculum access and differentiation ideas
  • Support with smaller steps of progress/Pre-key stage standards moderation for individual pupils.
  • Managing challenging behaviours arising from complex learning difficulties.
  • Language and communication difficulties-implementing a total communication approach.
  • Sensory processing advice and informal assessments
  • Nurture support
  • In- reach visits to Mayfield School to observe practices/resources in action.
  • Loan of resources.
  • Resources/ideas linked to specific topics (as requested).
  • Small group or whole staff inset.

Mayfield Outreach Service work collaboratively with other services involved where possible.


Mayfield Training and professional development services


First Aid courses:

Activity First Aid – FAA Level 3 Award – 2-Day (Sports Colleagues/PE Teacher/Sports Coaches) 

Basic Life Support – FAA Level 2 – 3 hours  

BLS & Safe Use of an AED – FAA Level 2 Award – 4 hours  

Catastrophic Bleeding Control . 2 hours (Bolt on course to Emergency First Aid or First Aid at Work)  

Emergency First Aid at Work – FAA Level 3 Award – 1 Day 

First Aid at Work – FAA Level 3 – 3 day  

First Aid for Mental Health – FAA Level 2 Award – 1 day  

First Aid for Mental Health Awareness – FAA Level 1 Award – 4 hours  

First Aid for Mental Health Supervising (Mental Health First Aider) – FAA Level 3 Award – 2 day  

Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis – FAA Level 3 Award – 1 day  

Outdoor Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award – 1 day  

Outdoor First Aid Level 3 Award – 2 day  (Forest School/Ten Tors Leaders/Outdoor Activity Instructors) 

Oxygen Therapy Administration – FAA Level 3 Award – 1 day  

Paediatric Emergency First Aid – FAA Level 3 – 1 day  

Paediatric First Aid – FAA Level 3 – 2 day  

Health and Safety courses:

Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace 

Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace 

Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness 

Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (Fire Marshal) 

Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice 

People Moving and Handling Courses:

We offer a bespoke training package and aim to fulfil the requirements of Manual handling Regulations 1992 & 2002 and the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, although it is not possible to eliminate all manual handling we recognise correct handling techniques will lessen the chances of injury occurring to your staff.

We believe that moving and handling of children and young adults within the school and early years setting requires a bespoke approach to meet specific school scenarios during assessment.

Our 2 day bespoke course is modular based and will equip staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to plan, asses the risks and if absolutely necessary carry out manual handling tasks using a wide range of equipment.

Positive Behaviour Courses:

At Mayfield School our trainers deliver award-winning, evidence-based training, putting the individual at the centre of every decision.
We tailor our training solutions to the needs of your organisation, giving you and your team the confidence and strategies you need to de-escalate challenging situations and reduce the need for physical intervention.

Team Teach training transforms relationships, equipping everyone to manage distressed behaviours and conflicts safely and respectfully.

Courses We Offer:

Positive Behaviour Training Level One – 6 Hour is a one-day course aimed at individuals operating in low-risk service settings, including mainstream primary and secondary schools, children’s hospitals, adult learning and residential homes.

It equips individuals with simple de-escalation strategies and basic positive handling techniques to deal with challenging behaviour.

Positive Behaviour Training Level Two – 12 Hour is a two-day course designed to deliver proven, safe strategies for anyone managing challenging behaviour in medium-risk settings, including Pupil Referral Units, special schools, adult learning facilities, children’s homes and health and elderly care settings.

It provides an understanding of the causes of challenging behaviour, along with respectful, supportive and practical strategies for de-escalation and crisis intervention.

Positive Behaviour Training Advanced Modules are designed for individuals who are currently certified in either Level One – 6 Hour and Level Two – 12 Hour courses and working in challenging, high-risk service settings such as Special Schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), Secure Units, children’s homes or elderly care.

It provides strategies to ensure personal safety and the reduction of threat, and equips individuals with positive handling techniques which are appropriate in response to extreme, aggressive behaviour.

Whole Staff Behaviour Training

We offer training sessions ideal for inset days tailored to suit your needs.

Makaton Courses:


Makaton Taster – Learn Makaton

Level 1 – Learn Makaton

Level 2 – Learn Makaton

Level 3 – Learn Makaton

Level 4 – Learn Makaton

For more information, booking on to courses and general enquiries please email Bethan Morris:

[email protected]

or call

01803 554940





“A wonderful environment in which to educate young adults.”


“We are very reassured at the way staff mange our daughters needs. She has improved confidence in her own abilities”


Jan 2020

“The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Keeping pupils and students safe is a priority for the school. A kind anc caring approach underpins practice”



“Teachers establish calm, purposeful and positive learning environments. Pupils have appropriate support and well prepared equipment, so they learn successfully”



“She has made incredible progress. She loves school and everything that goes with it”


Feb 2020

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Mayfield School

Moor Lane, Watcombe
Torquay, Devon, TQ2 8NH

01803 328375

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Mayfield College

Preston Down Road,
Paignton, Devon, TQ3 1RN

01803 554940

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Chestnut Centre

Chestnut Drive,
Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0EQ

01803 857242

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