An ELSA is a specialist teaching assistant with a wealth of experience of working with children. ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by the Local Authority Educational Psychologists.
An ELSA is a warm and caring person who wants to help your child feel happy in school and to reach their full potential educationally. Their aim is to remove the barriers to learning and to have happy children in school and at home.
At Dinton, our ELSA is Mrs McCarthy
If you feel that your child could benefit from ELSA support, please speak to your child's classteacher or Mrs Downing, our SENDCo.
ELSAs can help with self-esteem, social skills, emotions, friendship issues, relationships, anger management, behaviour, anxiety, bullying, conflict and relaxation techniques.