Mrs Robertson is our ELSA here at Cupernham Junior School. She is also one of our HLTAs (Higher Level Teaching Assistants) and therefore can bridge ELSA into the classrooms. She supports children across the school, who are struggling with their emotional well being and mental health; helps them with recognising and labelling their feelings.
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
An Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) is a school based learning support assistant, who has had special training from Educational Psychologists to support the emotional development and well-being of children and young people in school, either individually or in small groups and deliver bespoke interventions tailored to the presenting situation or need. ELSAs attend ongoing group supervision (6 times a year,) to safeguard practice and develop their skills.