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Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA)

Virtual CPD Session, Digital Classroom
Event Tutors
Dr Sarah Cryer / Amy Stanton
Admin Contact
Contact Person
Target Audience
Learning Mentors / Learning Support Assistants
Event Types
Event Category
Camden Learning - Support Staff 
Who is this event for
ELSA is an evidence based intervention developed and supported by Educational Psychology services across the country. ELSA is an evidence based intervention developed by Educational Psychologists, designed to build the capacity of schools to support the emotional needs of their pupils from within their own resources. This programme is for support staff/mentors who wish to become trained as registered Emotional Learning Support Assistant (ELSAs).
What does this event cover
The EPS will deliver 12 sessions inclusive of 10 virtual and 2 face-to-face sessions. Training is given during the Spring and Summer terms 2022. Professionals must attend all training sessions to qualify as an ELSA.
  • An introduction  to the ELSA project
  • What is Emotional Literacy and its impact on pupils success
  • Promoting a whole school approach
  • Tools to identify pupils Emotional Literacy need (Includes information and support for line mangers)
  • Attachment in the classroom
  • Helping children to feel secure
  • Security and building resilience
  • Building blocks of self-esteem
  • Motivation for learning
  • Introducing active listening and developing communication skills
  • The nature of friendship
  • Skills needed to form and maintain friendships
  • Teaching social skills and the use of social stories
  • Recognising and regulating emotions, e.g.Anger
  • Using stories to help children reflect on feelings and behaviour and think about alternative strategies
  • Loss, separation and bereavement
  • Factors affecting children’s grief
  • Next steps (Includes information and support for line mangers)
Please note
The total cost for ELSA training, along with one year of follow-up supervision sessions provided by two Educational Psychologists (and access to all materials and resources on the ELSA Network), is £1,400 +VAT per delegate, which will be invoiced.
Start Date
Tuesday 18 January 2022
End Date
Tuesday 7 June 2022
Closing Date
Tuesday 7 June 2022
09:30 - 12:30
Maximum Places