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Jesus said, "Love one another as I have loved you." John 13 34-35
School Information: ELSA - Emotional Literacy Support Assistants

There will always be children and young people in schools facing life challenges that detract from their ability to engage with learning, and some will require greater support to increase their emotional literacy than others. ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.

We are lucky enough to have three qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistants at Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School. They have been trained by Educational Psychologists to plan and deliver programmes of support to pupils who are experiencing temporary or longer term additional emotional needs. The majority of ELSA work is delivered on an individual basis, but sometimes small group work is more appropriate, especially in the areas of social and friendship skills. Sessions are fun, we use a range of activities such as: games, role-play with puppets or arts and craft. ELSA sessions take place in our very own 'Sensory room' which provides a calm, safe space for the child to feel supported and nurtured.

In ELSA we aim to provide support for a wide range of emotional needs:
Recognising emotions
Self-esteem
Social skills
Friendship skills
Anger management
Loss and bereavement

If we feel your child may benefit from an opportunity to attend an ELSA group then their class teacher will let you know. We are certain that the children will enjoy and benefit greatly from access to this recognised effective intervention.

If YOU feel that your child may benefit from this opportunity, please contact Sarah Morland the Parent Support Adviser (contact details under PSA on this website).

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant:
What is an ELSA?

Helpful Links:
www.elsanetwork.org
www.elsa-support.co.uk
Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School          Marlowe Avenue          Park North          Swindon          Wiltshire          SN3 2PT
Tel: 01793 521933          Fax: 01793 521932          E-mail: admin@holyfamily.swindon.sch.uk
Registered Company Number: 08139885.