Laira Green Primary


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At Laira Green we are passionate about providing the best possible opportunities for all our children. We are committed to a trauma informed approach and work closely with parents and other agencies to ensure that our children get the best possible support. We have an inclusive ethos where every family is welcome. Whatever the barriers to learning the school works in a positive partnership with parents and carers to overcome these barriers.

Our school SENDCO, Helen Buckingham and our Pastoral Support Advisor, Jan Frost, are always available, if you would like to chat about your concerns or have any questions, please don't hesitate to phone.  Both members of staff can be contacted via the school office. 

We are a Trauma and Mental Health Informed School, and  Mrs Buckingham is qualified as a Lead Practitioner in Trauma and Mental Health.

This enables us to support children who suffer with trauma or mental health problems and whose troubled behaviour often acts as a barrier to learning. 




The POD  is a community-based directory with a focus on health, social and wellbeing services provided by Plymouth City Council and its closest partners.

It has advice and contact numbers for support on SEND as well as other links.

Other useful numbers:

Family Matters

This is a charity that can offer support/counselling for families as long as you are registered with a GP.     tel: 01752 606826

The National Autistic Society (local link)

Autism Spectrum Condition Support Group 

A group of parents and carers of children with ASC who meet for social chat and organised activities. They meet regularly on a Thursday at 10am.

Address: Hamoaze House, Mount Wise, Devonport, Plymouth

Contact: or telephone 01752 566100

Simply Counselling  

This organisation offer counselling and free support for victims of domestic abuse.

tel: 01752 560900  

PIAS - Plymouth Information Advice and Support for SEND

This is an impartial service that can support families in a variety of ways. Support includes links to parenting courses such as Strengthening Families and Incredible Year.

tel: 01752 258933   


This is an initiative from Plymouth public health. This year the focus is on mental well-being.


The Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) brings together parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Plymouth and the surrounding area to give them the voice in the services that they use.


One pupil’s comment reflected the views of many when she said that, ‘in Laira Green, you will always get the help and support you need’.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive precise support to help them catch up. The special educational needs coordinator oversees the additional help pupils receive well. These pupils receive the support they need, and they do not miss too much of classroom learning with their classmates. 


Pupils who are disadvantaged or who have special educational needs or disability make good progress. The school uses additional funding well to promote pupils’ confidence and achievement.