Celie Day, ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) – Together we can make a difference…
We are so fortunate to have our very own ELSA in school. We are one of only a handful of schools in this area to benefit from such a wonderful resource. Ms Celia Day is our ELSA which stands for: Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.
Celia trained to be an ELSA through our Educational Psychologist Service in order to provide bespoke packages of support for individuals and groups of children on themes such as: social skills, emotions, bereavement, social and therapeutic stories, anger management and self-esteem. She also provides solution-focused and friendship counselling. The educational psychologist – Sheila Burton is the founder of the ELSA course and this is her website - www.elsa-support.co.uk
Individual objectives are set with the child in partnership with the parent/carer, school SENCo and Class Teacher and ELSA sessions provide the time and space for validation of the child’s feelings and opportunities to work towards a solution. Sessions are child-led and fun, using a range of activities such as: games, role-play, arts and craft. ELSA sessions take place in the ‘Blue Room’ which provides a calm, safe space for the child to feel supported and nurtured.