Umbrella (Oak Bank) Outreach Support & Training

Umbrella Outreach

Oak Bank Special School Outreach Service introduces an extended range of support for schools, focusing on working collaboratively with stakeholders to build both capacity and confidence in meeting the needs of children who display an array of behavioural issues – SEMH as speciality, that put them at risk of exclusion and isolation. 

Who is the service for?

  • A core service offer to Central Bedfordshire schools (KS3 +)
  • Pupils in year 7 to Year 11 with or without a range of recognised special educational needs (who require support beyond the Universal level - with or without a diagnosis and with or without an EHCP).

Umbrella - Oak Bank Outreach Service is a school-based service. Support may include:

  • Observation of the child/young person
  • Meeting with the child/young person
  • Meetings with SENDCo/teaching staff
  • Meeting with the child/young person’s family
  • Written recommendations/advice
  • Staff training on a range of SEND, SEMH topics. (Additional Charge may be made)

Who to contact

01525 374559 01525 374559 07361 831161 07361 831161
Umbrella Outreach
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Referrals to Oak Bank Team Teach – Positive behaviour management courses Level 1, 2 and advanced  – costs and the duration of the courses are also outlined there.

As services are added to the offer, Oak Bank will advertise both directly through Central Essentials and on the Umbrella/Oak Bank website.

Referrals can be made via the Single Service Referral Portal


Age Ranges
11 to 16
Referral Details

Making a referral - School Direct Only

To meet the criteria for a request for consultation, the school needs to provide evidence of at least two completed cycles of the Assess/Plan/Do/Review process. This will show how strategies have been implemented to support the young person and the impact of this. (Exception can be made to this if a pupil has just moved into the area with significant need)

If schools wish to make a referral to Umbrella - Oak Bank Special School Outreach, they can complete the Referral Form which can be found in the Downloads box.

Other notes

Support for Parents

Although Referral can only be accepted from a school, Umbrella staff recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents. Collaboration is key to supporting pupils who are experiencing challenges at school and Umbrella staff aim to work closely with parents and carers when a referral is accepted by the Service.


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Last Updated

Last updated: 27/11/2023