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Emotional Literacy for Support Assistants (ELSA)

7 October 2019 (by admin)

Many congratulations to Mrs Miles (Pastoral Teaching Assistant at Brompton-Westbrook) and Mrs Holley (Teaching Assistant at St. Margaret's Infants) who both recently successfully completed ELSA training provided by Medway’s Educational Psychology Service.

Many congratulations to Mrs Miles (Pastoral Teaching Assistant at Brompton-Westbrook) and Mrs Holley (Teaching Assistant at St. Margaret's Infants) who both recently successfully completed Emotional Literacy for Support Assistants (ELSA) training provided by Medway’s Educational Psychology Service. The six days of training, over a six-month period, covered a wide range of topics including attachment, building resilience, social skills, listening to children, grief and loss. ELSAs work with individual children and small groups of children and help them to make sense of their feelings and support them to manage their emotions.