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Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs)

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants are teaching assistants who have received specific, additional training from educational pyschologists to enable them to work with students individually or within a small group. Emotional Literacy is understanding and coping with our feelings and those of other people, developing high self-esteem and being able to interact with others. ELSAs provide emotional and social skills support to children, as it is recognised that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.

Schools can access ELSA training through the Educational Psychology Service (EPS).

Who to contact

Contact Name
Educational Psychology Service
020 8545 4820

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Referral required
Referral Details

This service is bought in by schools and other educational settings as required to support children in their care. If you have concerns about your child’s SEN, talk to your school or setting Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). You can ask her or him about involving an Educational Psychologist (EP).

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