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Oreston Community Academy

Oreston Community Academy

Parent Partnership

As parents and carers, your involvement is crucial to the educational journey of your child. This section aims to provide you with information, resources, and contacts that can assist you in supporting your child's education and wellbeing.

We believe that education is a shared responsibility and that the successful education of our pupils requires an effective partnership between parents, carers, teachers, and pupils themselves. With that in mind, we have brought together a variety of resources and links to ensure that you are fully supported in your role as the primary educators of your children.

Local Support

Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS)

If your child has special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), PIAS offers invaluable advice, information, and support. This can include:

Support at meetings

Assistance with education and training issues

For more information, visit the PIAS website.

The Local Offer

The Local Offer provides comprehensive information on the services and support available for children and young people with SEND within Plymouth. Learn more about the Local Offer.

Friends and Families

Established 20 years ago, this organisation provides:

Emotional support and advice

Social and leisure events for families

Educational workshops

For more information, visit the Friends and Families website.

LiveWell Southwest's First Response 24/7 Helpline

If you're concerned about mental health issues, this helpline is available 24/7 and offers advice and signposting. Call 0800 923 9323 for immediate assistance.

For more details, visit LiveWell Southwest.

National Support and Resources


The NSPCC offers a wealth of parenting tips and advice on how to deal with challenging situations.

Visit the NSPCC website for more information.

Cruse Bereavement Support

Find resources on how to help young people deal with grief and loss. Visit Cruse Bereavement Support.

How to Motivate Children: Science-Based Approaches

Learn how to foster a love for learning in your child through scientifically supported methods. Visit Harvard’s Developing Child.

Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services (PDAS)

PDAS offers a variety of programmes aimed at supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Learn more at PDAS.

Additional Resources

Plymouth Online Directory

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