Event Timings

Date
04 October 2021
Start Time
09:30
End Time
15:30

Event Details

Event Name
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training
Organiser
The Education Psychology Team
Description

Who should attend:
Learning Support Assistants, Learning Mentors (Senior leaders e.g. SENCOs, Inclusion Leaders are also requested to attend for half a day on day 1).
Outline/Objectives:
ELSA is an evidence-based training programme for Barnet schools organised by the Educational Psychology Team (in collaboration with Barnet Virtual School).

ELSA is a programme which builds capacity within primary and secondary schools to support children and young people’s social and emotional needs. Support assistants are trained to deliver psychological interventions, usually over 6-12 weeks, to individuals and groups of children and young people. ELSA’s provide planned and focused interventions, providing young people with a safe space to understand and express their feelings, develop coping skills and build resilience.

ELSA supports a range of needs in children and young people, which may include;
• Low confidence & anxiety
• Bereavement, loss & trauma
• Limited understanding of emotions in themselves and others
• Emotional regulation needs
• Peer relationship difficulties
ELSAs attend a 6 day training, followed by half-termly supervision with an Educational Psychologist for 1 term.

Once completed ELSAs become fully registered with the national ELSA Network. SENCOs/Inclusion managers/senior leadership who will be overseeing the running of ELSA in school are required to attend a half day training session to help ensure the ELSA programme has the maximum impact in their school.

The programme will be run by the Barnet Educational Psychology Team.
Leader(s): Amy Gibb & Abigail Freedman, Educational Psychologists

Location

Address 1
PDC@Claremont
Address 2
Claremont Road
Town
Cricklewood
Postcode
NW2 1AB

Costs

Is there a cost for this service?
Yes
Costs

£580 per delegate or 10 BPSI hours (from 21/22 allocation) No charge for the Senior leader attending Day 1

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