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