Secondary Wellbeing of Pupils

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Emotional Literacy Support Assistants: ELSA Supervision

An essential part of the ELSA initiative is ongoing supervision to build the competence and confidence of the ELSAs. On completion of training all ELSAs are offered half-termly group professional supervision facilitated by an educational psychologist (EP). This is needed to maintain accreditation to work as an ELSA.

Who should attend?

ELSAs who have attended the training course

Course benefits:

 

  • Provide casework support and guidance
  • Support ELSAs in setting and reviewing appropriate targets through case studies and group discussion
  • Enable additional training and discussion in areas of interest identified by ELSAs/recap on previous training and new developments in key areas
  • Give access to peer support
  • Facilitate shared problem-solving.
  • ELSAs will be able to share ideas and resources

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£216.00

(incl. VAT)

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants: ELSA Training

 

The Educational Psychology Service is offering the ELSA training programme in Hackney.  This is for any member of staff working with vulnerable children and young people, for example, Teaching Assistants (TAs), SEN Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), Learning Mentors, Family Liaison Workers, etc.

Who should attend?

Any member of staff working with vulnerable children and young people, for example, Teaching Assistants (TAs), SEN Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), Learning Mentors, Family Liaison Workers, etc.

Course structure:

  • 6-day Training Course to enable support staff to develop and deliver emotional literacy interventions for their students. 
  • Followed by 6-sessions of group supervision led by specialist Educational Psychologists to help with planning and delivery of interventions. Supervision sessions will run up until academic year 2022/23.

Course benefits:

  • The ELSA project is an evidence-based initiative where teaching assistants receive six days of special training from EPs related to emotional literacy and well-being of children and young people in school.
  • By becoming a registered ELSA in their school, staff receive ongoing professional supervision from EPs to help them deliver individual and small group support programmes in schools.
  • ELSAs can help with a range of issues, including loss and bereavement, self-esteem, motivation, social skills, issues with friends and relationships, anger management, behavior in class, bullying, anxiety, exam-related stress, etc.
  • This preventative, inexpensive initiative can build on schools’ current resources, delivering quality support to students.
  • Beneficial outcomes have been found to be: increased staff confidence in supporting vulnerable pupils and a significant improvement in the emotional well-being of students

Plus 4 x group supervision sessions will take place in summer term 2021 and a copy of “Well-Being: An Introductory Handbook.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£600.00

(incl. VAT)