ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants)
Miss Rose and Mrs Bailey are here at school to help with emotional literacy, or in other words we're here to aid the children to understand their emotions and help to manage them in a healthy and well balanced way.
Last year, our first full year with permanent ELSAs in the school, we have assisted children with their emotional understanding and shared management plans with children to learn how to self regulate their own emotions going on into the future. Children who have attended sessions have shown progress in their own emotional skills and often have shared these skills with other pupils in their class creating an emotionally aware classroom.
Our ELSA room is prepared for a new year at school but with only one ELSA, Mrs Bailey, due to Miss Rose leaving us for maternity leave. ELSA sessions will be running on an individual basis where the need of the child is specific, or in small supportive groups where children share similar needs.
If you have a concern about your child's emotional regulation, understanding or well being please contact your child's class teacher as a first port of call, we can then arrange to meet and assess the child's suitability for ELSA support.
School staff can also refer children or families to other agencies including Young Minds Matter, Teens in Crisis, Toucan (play therapy) or further support as required.