What is ELSA (Emotional Literacy)?
At Beechview we take the emotional well-being of our children very seriously and as such, as part of our standard school interventions, from time to time your child may have an intervention called ELSA. This intervention runs alongside other school interventions such as extra reading, or targeted maths groups for instance. Our ELSA Coordinator Mrs Mitchell, has had training with the Educational Psychology department to deliver these sessions to the children at Beechview. They describe the intervention as;
"The ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) project was originally developed within Southampton then Hampshire by Sheila Burton, Educational Psychologist. It was designed to build the capacity of schools to support the emotional needs of their pupils from within their own resources. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed."
You can find more information about ELSA at their website
https://www.elsanetwork.org/about/or you can speak to your class teacher or Mrs Mitchell to find out more.