Research confirms the direct impact of social and emotional aspects of learning on academic attainment in schools.
We aim to build the capacity of schools to support the emotional needs of their pupils from within their own specially trained and supervised ELSA resources. ELSA training provides skills and capability for schools to address emotional needs to enable children to learn better and be happier.
The ELSA’s role is to support children and young people in school to understand and regulate their own emotions whilst also respecting the feelings of those around them.. ELSA’s are normally teaching assistants who have received specific ELSA training from educational psychologists.
….’the ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) training and role has helped me in developing my work in school with children with social, emotional and mental health needs. Being an ELSA has also helped me in my career progression, having recently been appointed within a specialist environment supporting young people with significant needs’. (ELSA)
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We train, support, assist and supervise ELSAs in their valuable work. We provide our ELSA Network training and supervision in the areas of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, and Salford. Many local authorities are now encouraging ELSAs within their schools.
ELSA Network is an initiative developed and supported by HCPC registered educational psychologists who apply psychological knowledge of children’s social and emotional development to particular areas of need and to specific case work.
Training & Supervision
ELSA Network information