At Meadowbank School we have four Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) who work with some of the children. All sessions take place in 'The Cwtch' (see pictures).
An ELSA is a specialist teaching assistant who has been trained to work with children who are showing a wide range of emotional or social difficulties, e.g. anxiety, low self-esteem, problems with anger etc.
ELSAs work closely with teachers to set clear objectives for individual children. The ELSA will then work on these objectives with the child individually or in a small group. Activities which target the needs of the child will be planned carefully by the ELSAs.
If you would like to find out more about the ELSA programme, click on the link below.