Mrs Lisa Birnie

Assistant Headteacher and SENCO

 SEND Provision at Elburton
Mrs Lisa Birnie is the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), Designated Teacher and the Assistant Head Teacher.
This page contains information and the provisions that the school will provide for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, as well as signpost important information for families of children with SEND.
Should you have any concerns about your child, please contact their class teacher or Mrs Birnie directly on:

Special Educational Needs at Elburton

‘A pupil has SEN (Special Educational Needs) where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, that is provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.’ (SEN Code of Practice p.82)

We are an inclusive school, which strives to meet the needs of all learners, helping them achieve their full potential and enjoy their learning experiences.

Please read about the provision for pupils with SEND at Elburton in the SEND Information report and policy below.

PIAS (Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND)

PIAS have a team of dedicated facilitators skilled in a wide range of parenting programmes and behavioural strategies from birth to the teenage years.


They are on hand to provide help, advice, support and a friendly ear from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Please call PIAS on 01752 258933 and select option 2.

Details of the service can also be found at:

Plymouth PIAS

Please click on the links below for details of the Local Offer for Plymouth, as well as a direct link to the Plymouth Online Directory.

Plymouth City Council SEND Local Offer 

Plymouth Online Directory 


COVID-19 Plymouth Response

There are lots of resources, advice and support available during this challenging time. Please see the information below should you need any guidance, or just someone to talk to.

COVID-19 Plymouth Local Offer

Please follow the link below for additional information and resources on supporting children with SEND:


POD Local offer - COVID

Please find;
Horizon - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy 2018; Accessibility Plan 2018-2021  and Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions document under School Policies.