Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

What is ELSA? 

ELSA is a therapeutic initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists. It recognises that children learn better and are overall happier in school if their emotional needs are also being addressed.

Mrs Adams is our qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistant at Alexandra Infants’ School. She has been trained by Educational Psychologists to plan and deliver specialised programmes that support pupils who may be experiencing emotional needs.

These weekly sessions are delivered on an individual basis, but sometimes can be delivered through group sessions. ELSA sessions take place in our specialised ELSA room, which provides the children with a calm and safe space.

What can ELSA help with?

  • Recognising and understanding emotions
  • Building self-esteem
  • Social and friendship skills
  • Anger and behaviour management
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Transitions and change

Other Information

If you have any questions regarding ELSA, or feel that your child would benefit from these sessions, then please contact the school.

Mrs Adams was trained by Summit Psychology. To find out more information about Summit Psychology and ELSA, please use the link below: