ELSA - Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

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Mrs Tara Kennedy is a qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistant, trained with the Educational Psychology Service to support the emotional development of children and young people in school. ELSAs help children and young people to learn to understand their emotions and respect the feelings of those around them. They provide the time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and ho they manage them.

Most ELSA programmes will last from 6 to 12 weeks, helping the pupil learn some specific new skills or coping strategies.