Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
Our ELSAs are Mrs Katy Whitford and Mrs Gemma Denyer.
Katy and Gemma are specialist Teaching Assistants with a wealth of experience working with children. They are both trained and regularly supervised by the Education Psychologists working in Surrey.
All children need to feel happy in school to reach their potential and Katy and Gemma’s role is to support children who are having difficulties socially or emotionally. They work with children individually or in small groups to develop the skills of emotional literacy. Examples include recognising and managing different emotions and forming relationships. ELSA sessions also help children to develop social skills and build self-confidence.
Giving children the opportunity to work with an ELSA can remove barriers to learning and help them engage and focus more successfully in lessons.
If we think your child would benefit from some ELSA sessions we will always talk to you first.
To find out more about ELSA click here.