I have recently completed my training to become an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant or ELSA. An ELSA receives training from an Educational Psychologist from whom we receive on going support. An ELSA recognises that a child will learn better and will be happier in school if their emotional needs are met. Click on the following link to learn more about the work of an ELSA.
An ELSA is a member of staff who is trained to support children in the development of their emotional literacy. Some of the areas we could work with include;
Boosting social skills
Bereavement and loss
Family break up
and much more......
We can work with a child in a number of different ways including individually or as part of a small group. Sessions could involve playing games, art and craft, Lego Build to Express / Lego Therapy and cooking therapy.
If you would like to discuss your child or talk about the work of an ELSA, please see Mrs Roberts
Each week, the whole school is given a Random Act of Kindness to try for the whole week. These can range from giving someone a smile, giving someone a silent wave to holding a door open for someone.
We also praise a child that has shown kindness over and above what is expected of them. These can be helping someone with their coat to supporting a friend during PE.
These children are given the 'Golden Ticket/Tocyn Aur and are put into the half termly draw to 'come dine with me.'
My recent Lego Build to Express group, made their own 'Happy Places' out of Lego.
A Lego 'Build to Express' group hard at work!
Lego 'Build to Express' group hard at work!
Friendship and self esteem groups from year 5 and year 1/2. They are practicing how to give each other a lovely compliment!