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ELSA

EMOTIONAL LITERACY SUPPORT ASSISTANT (ELSA)

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants:          Mrs Louise Witt

                                                                                         Mrs Sarah Warner

ELSAs are teaching assistants who have received specific additional training from educational psychologists from whom they receive on going supervision following training. Their role is to support children and young people in school to understand and regulate their own emotions whilst also respecting the feelings of those around them.

  • Children may have difficulties with: feelings, making friends, social skills, behaviour or home issues (bereavement, long term illness etc.)
  • Children may come out of class to work 1:1 or in small groups.
  • Children may use the early morning or late afternoon drop in sessions for reassurance.
  • There is very good communication with all staff in school, parents, carers, pupils and any relevant outside agencies.

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