Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) are Learning Support Assistants who have undergone 6 days of training learning about pupil’s emotionality with half-termly clinical supervision from an Educational Psychologist (EP). Topics covered over the 6 days include:
ELSAs plan and deliver individual support programmes to help children recognise, understand and manage their emotions to increase success.
ELSA was written by Sheila Burton, EP, whilst working at Hampshire Educational Psychology Service (EPS) with the initiative now spread across Britain and overseas. The training in DMBC is led by an EP with several years’ experience co-ordinating the training in a neighbouring LA and has conducted research on the initiative with Sheffield University. Further information about ELSA, including research findings, can be found on the ELSA website: www.elsanetwork.org.uk.
Part of the training is the requirement of the LSA’s Line Manager to attend the first afternoon in order to deepen their understanding of the role of the ELSA and to organise how the ELSA will work in their school. Further information about the roles of the school and the ELSA , as well as the ELSA person specification, will be provided on booking of the course.
For further information about ELSA please contact Mary Leighton, EP, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
These sessions are taking place on:
Delegates will be require to bring their own lunch to the sessions, however refreshments will be provided. This programme will cost: