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Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

What is an 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. The ELSA will provide sessions for your child to learn skills to help support their emotional literacy, mental health and well-being. In the sessions there will be a chance to have a check-in and chat. This provides the child with an allocated time to talk about any worries in a safe environment as well as learning strategies to support their emotional well-being.

Please contact the school’s ELSA, Mrs Meller if you have any problems with your child.

Email; smeller@bayceschool.org

Telephone; 01983 403284