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ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

An ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) is someone who is trained to support children in the development of their emotional literacy.
 
What is emotional literacy?
. Understanding and coping with the feelings about ourselves and others
. Developing high self-esteem and positive interactions with others
. Being emotionally literate helps children focus better on their learning
 
Some of the areas the ELSA may work on:
. Recognising emotions
. Self-esteem
. Social skills
. Friendship skills
. Anger management
. Loss and bereavement
 
How does the ELSA work?
. A regular slot during the school week of around 20 minutes
. Sessions may be on a one off basis
. Sessions can be individual or in small groups and are tailored to the child's individual needs
. Sessions are fun and might include role play, board games, arts and crafts and stories
. They include time to talk
. A pupils progress will be reviewed
 
As a parent/carer how can you help?
. By informing the class teacher if there are any issues that may effect your child
. Please feel free to contact your child's teacher or ELSA if you have any questions
 
The ELSA in this school is Mrs Sue Lockwood and can be contacted on slockwood@greatwilbraham.cambs.sch.uk or through the school on 01223 880408