Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
Our ELSA is Mrs Katy Whitford
Katy is a specialist Teaching Assistant with a wealth of experience working with children. She is 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’s role is to support children who are having difficulties socially or emotionally. She works 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.