Emotional Literacy Support

What is an ELSA?

One of the ways in which we can help our children and families at Ramsden is through ELSA support with Mrs Gardiner, who is a qualified 'ELSA'.

An ELSA is a specialist teaching assistant with a wealth of experience of working with children. ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by the Educational Psychologists in your Local education authority. An ELSA is a warm and caring person who wants to help your child feel happy in school and to reach their potential educationally.  Their aim is to remove the barriers to learning and to have happy children in school and at home.

What can ELSA help with?

Loss and bereavement

Self-esteem

Social skills

Emotions

Friendship issues

Relationships

Anger management

Behaviour

Anxiety

Bullying

Conflict

Relaxation techniques

Please do talk to the ELSA in your school if you have any concerns about your child's wellbeing.