The school as a whole works in partnership with a number of agencies, and also has access to the services available at Mayfield School.  At Chestnut, we have our own fully trained staff that work specifically in given areas of support.


Chestnut Outreach Team offer a range of support services to mainstream Primary schools.  This service is aimed to supprt children experiencing social, emotional and mental health difficulties to maintain their place at school and to be able to successfully access the curriculum.  This work is done by sharing skills, techniques and strategies with mainstream colleagues, supporting staff to develop effectives positive behaviour for learning plans, and adapting provision to meet individual needs.  The outreach team are all trained Thrive practioners.

Family Support

We understand that caring for a child with complex needs is both rewarding, but also tiring and at times stressful.  We offer a support service to families which can be as simple as a chat but can also be tailored to help with any aspect of caring for a child.