ELSAs are Emotional Literacy Support Assistants. They are teaching assistants who have received specific additional training from educational psychologists on aspects of emotional literacy including emotional awareness, self-esteem, anger management, social and friendship skills, social communication difficulties, loss, bereavement and family break-up.
ELSAs continue to receive ongoing supervision following their training. Their role is to support children and young people in school setting by helping them to understand and regulate their emotions, whilst also respecting the feelings of those around them.
- Be empathetic and patient when dealing with students across EYFS-KS2
- Experienced at nurturing looked after children
- Must be energetic, enthusiastic, be able to work using your own initiative but also be able to contribute to a dedicated team