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Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Training

Ref: Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Training
Price: £600 per delegate (including cost of supervision)
Date: 13/01/21 - 13/01/21
Time: 09:15 - 15:00
Type: CPD Course
Target: Adults working in education
Training Venue: The Pavilion, SJWMSME1 3EL

Please complete the registration form at the end of this page.

Full course details can be found here, and are also detailed below.

Have you heard about the ELSA programme? This is a national programme devised and run by Educational Psychologists. For more information about ELSA please see the ELSA Network website: www.elsanetwork.org. 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. 

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As part of the course requirements, it is important that a member of the delegate’s SLT attends a webinar and agree to a contract to release ELSAs for ongoing supervision for 1.5 hours per module.

Date:           Wednesday 2 December 2020              Time:               2.00 - 3.00 pm

This is a training course aimed at teaching assistants, which equips them with the knowledge and skills to provide individual or small group interventions for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Although most ELSAs are teaching assistants, other staff, including office based staff, SENCOs and SENCO assistants, teachers, counsellors and family liaison/ support workers have all completed the training. 

This training involves an initial 6 full day training programme followed up by regular training and supervision sessions. Follow up support and supervision is a compulsory element of the training. Psychological supervision using problem solving approaches helps build the ELSA’s confidence and competence and encourages the sharing of both ideas and resources.

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