Learn more about ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) Training and the other services Psytribe Offers

“ELSA is designed to build the capacity of schools to support the emotional needs of their pupils from within their own resources. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.” (ELSA Trainers Manual 2018)

“Pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their well-being, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy……to develop resilience.”

Moreover, appropriately trained and skilled ELSAs are well placed to meet the SEMH needs of children and young people as outlined in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2014.

Psytribe invites SENDCO’s, Headteachers, pastoral leaders, parents, governors, teachers and training assistants interested in developing the wellbeing and meeting the emotional needs of their pupils and staff to attend an open hour for all who would like to find out more about ELSA training and Psytribe’s other psychology services. 

ELSA has been used in schools since 2009 following the SEAL curriculum and is now well positioned to increase schools’ capacity to deliver the DfE Relationships, Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education which becomes statutory in September 2020.


The most recent data (July 2019) from the DfE reports that rate of fixed term exclusions has increased, and persistent disruptive behaviour remains the most common reason.

LAC are 5 times more likely to be excluded than other children and those with special educational needs account for just under half of all permanent exclusions.

The areas with the highest rates are the North West and North East.

Psytribe’s 6-day ELSA course covers emotional literacy, building resilience and self-esteem, understanding feelings, social and friendship skills, loss and bereavement, active listening and reflective conversations.

Many schools choose to use the Pupil Premium (PP) for Looked After Children, adopted children and those with Residence Orders to fund their staffs ELSA training.

  • ELSA Open Day
    30th March 2020
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


South Drive, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1NW, United Kingdom


Wilmslow Library

The Wilmslow Library is located in the town centre of Wilmslow, Cheshire. The Library is behind the department store HOOPERS and near the Sainbury’s Store.

The  training and supervision events are held in Meeting Room 2 on the first floor of the Wilmslow library.

The Facility 

The meeting rooms are on the first floor of the library. Disabled access is available. There is a lift available.

Toilets: An accessible toilet is available on the ground floor.

The meeting rooms have a common kitchen facility.

Lunch and Local amenities

The town centre of Wilmslow is a well serviced retail area. On offer are a wide variety of eating venues and sandwich/deli shops. The town centre has a large number of shops and a pedestrian area. Nearby there is a large Sainsbury’s store, as well as a Tesco Express.

Train Services:

The Wilmslow Library is located within easy walking distance, of approximately 5 minutes, of the Wilmslow Train station with direct access lines to Salford Cresent, Manchester Picadilly/ Oxford Road, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, Manchester Airport and Crewe. The station is well served by Northern Rail, Cross Country, Arriva and Virgin Train services.

Bus Services:

Wilmslow Library is within easy reach of the Wilmslow Bank Square bus stop. Wilmslow bus services are D & G Coaches and Arriva North West. The 130 links to Manchester, Cheadle and Macclesfield and the 88 links to Altringham, Mobberley and Knutsford. We recommend attendees alight at Wilmslow Bank Square. Further details on these service can be located here for the 130 and here for the 88.

Vehicle Road Access:

Wilmslow town centre can be reached from the M56 via the Junction 6 and the A34. The road sign turnings for Wilmslow are well advertised.


Wilmslow Town center has ample Pay and Display parking. We recommend attendees park in the Cheshire East Council, Broadway Meadow, Wilmslow, SK9 1NB car park long stay Pay and Display parking. This is accessed by following the road signs for Wilmslow Leisure centre and the Council parking is located near the Leisure centre (‘Everybody’).  This parking is a short 5 minute walk from the library. There is alternative parking near the library and this is slightly more expensive. Disabled parking is available in the Sainbury’s Pay and Display parking next to the Library.