Emotional Literacy Support
An ELSA in a school is an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. There is a recognised ELSA training course aimed specifically at Teaching Assistants in schools. Examples of things covered on the course are social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories and therapeutic stories, anger management, self-esteem, counselling skills such as solution focus and friendship.
Mrs Sue Watson, our Learning Mentor, is a trained ELSA. She works with groups and individual children to support them in developing their social and emotional skills.