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ELSA course – Market Deeping SOLD OUT

£495.00

The Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) programme is an evidence informed, nationally recognised approach to supporting children and young people (from primary though to secondary) with a range of social and emotional needs.

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Running in Market Deeping, the Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) programme is an evidence informed, nationally recognised approach to supporting children and young people (from primary though to secondary) with a range of social and emotional needs. This highly regarded programme for teaching assistants, pastoral staff and learning mentors will:

  • develop their knowledge and understanding of social and emotional needs;
  • enhance their skills in being to plan and implement a range of bespoke interventions and;
  • grow their confidence in being able to support vulnerable children and young people.

Course Structure and Content

 A five-day training programme, plus four 2-hour supervision sessions, delivered by two highly experienced educational psychologists. The training will cover the following areas:

  • Emotional Literacy – learn about the importance of emotional literacy at a whole school level.
  • Emotional Regulation – develop your knowledge of emotional regulation.
  • Social Skills and Use of Story work – Learn how to develop children and young people’s social skills and use ‘stories’ to meet social and emotional needs.
  • Active Listening – master the skills for listening to children and young people.
  • Self-esteem and Resilience – Discover the five building blocks of self-esteem.
  • Grief and Loss – Develop your knowledge around grief and loss and how to support children and young people.
  • Bespoke interventions – Learn how to plan and implement bespoke interventions for meeting social and emotional needs.

DATES:

  • DAY 1: Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 9.30 – 3.00. Line managers presentation – 3.00 – 4.00.
  • DAY 2: Tuesday, 28th September, 9.30 – 3.30.
  • DAY 3: Tuesday, 12th October, 9.30 – 3.30.
  • DAY 4: Tuesday, 9th November, 9.30 – 3.30.
  • DAY 5: Tuesday, 23rd November, 9.30 – 3.30.

Please note that registration and tea / coffee is from 9.00.

Additional information

Duration

5 days, plus 4 x 2 hour supervision sessions (attendance at all sessions necessary to complete the course)

What's included

All course materials plus accompanying course handbook (worth £30). Refreshments are provided but not lunch.

Course Leader(s)

Russell Postlethwaite and Sarah Murray, Educational Psychologists.

Audience

Teaching assistants; pastoral staff; learning mentors.

Venue

Linchfield Community Primary School, Crowson Way, Deeping St James, Lincolnshire PE6 8EY

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