Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
At Greenfylde Church of England First School we have two qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistants, Kate Withers and Dominique Done. They have both been trained by Educational Psychologists to plan and deliver programmes of support to pupils who are experiencing temporary and longer term additional emotional needs. They are both regularly supervised by the Educational Psychologists from the Local education authority.
ELSA sessions take place in our ELSA room in the Purple Pod which provides a calm, safe space for children to feel nurtured and supported. Sessions are usually delivered on a 1:1 basis, but sometimes group work is more appropriate.
What is ELSA?
Many children and young people face life challenges that can affect and detract from their ability to engage with learning and friendships. We believe that children learn better when their emotional needs are met and addressed.
ELSA support aims to meet a wide range of emotional needs:
Loss and bereavement