Emotional Literacy Support
Hello and welcome to our school ELSA page (emotional, literacy support). We are pleased to be able to share information with parents/ carers and to add some links which you may find helpful in supporting your child in areas such as self esteem, empathy or perhaps to pick up some tips about calming techniques.
Here at Stonham Aspal we have two qualified ELSAs, Mrs Mills and Mrs Hart, who have been trained by educational psychologists to plan and deliver programmes of support to pupils who are experiencing temporary or long term additional needs.
What does ELSA support and how does it work?
ELSA aims to give support in the following areas;
- Recognising emotions
- Self esteem
- Social skills
- Friendship skills
- Anger management
- Loss and bereavement
Children are usually referred for ELSA support by their class teacher. A plan of support is then put in place for identified children by the school ELSA and will last for 6-8 weeks. The majority of ELSA work is delivered on an individual basis, but sometimes small group work is more appropriate in areas such as social and friendship skills. Sessions will take place in our ELSA support room which will provide a calm, safe space for the child to feel supported and nurtured. Most importantly sessions are aimed to be fun, using a range of activities such as games, role play with puppets, mindfulness and arts and crafts.