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ELSA - Emotional Literacy Support Assistant


ELSAs are specialist teaching assistants who have been trained to support children with emotional difficulties. We provide children with a quiet place to explore difficult feelings. 


ELSA sessions are designed to provide support and encouragement with different emotional needs.

Self - esteem

Anger management 

Friendship group

Social skills


Loss and Bereavement 


ELSA sessions are there to offer support for the children but are not designed to fix the problem. We aim to build a strong relationship with the children and provide them with a safe and comfortable environment to explore their feelings and to share honesty. 


ELSA does not offer a short term solution, this support takes time and for more complex or long term difficulties, it would be unrealistic to expect an ELSA to resolve all of the problems. 


ELSAs have continuous support and development from Educational Psychologists and the school Educational Psychologist is there to help offer support on more complex cases. 


Please contact the school office for further information or to discuss support for your child. 

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