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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.

http://www.elsanetwork.org/files/ELSA-leaflet-staff.pdf

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;

 

Recognising emotions

Boosting self-esteem

Boosting social skills

Friendship skills

Anger management

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.

 

 

Cookery Fun!

 

 

 

January 2017

 

A Lego 'Build to Express' group hard at work!

Lego 'Build to Express' group hard at work!

 

January 2017

 

Friendship and self esteem groups from year 5 and year 1/2. They are practicing how to give each other a lovely compliment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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