Running in Horncastle, 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.
New dates for September course to be published soon