Our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) has received special training from educational psychologists to support the emotional development of children in school.
We aim to help children learn to understand their emotions and respect the feelings of those around them. We provide the time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and how they manage them. This can involve:

Putting our feelings into words
Understanding why are we feeling like this?​
Recognising how feelings affect our body (physically)​
Recognising that our thoughts and feelings and bodies are all inter related and can affect our behaviour
Giving children strategies that will help them to cope with their emotions and hopefully reduce ‘acting out’ behaviours

SESSIONS – 20 minutes a week for 6-8 weeks and might cover:
​Social skills ​
Feelings​
Anxiety management​
Anger management​
Self-esteem ​
Growth Mindset strategies​
Friendship​
Bereavement​

​We believe all children should be nurtured in accordance with their individual needs and so we aim to help children learn how to deal with life challenges in the hope that they can then continue to engage with learning.