Wellbeing and ELSA
Wellbeing Lead: Beckie Worsfold
How can we support wellbeing for children and families at Wainscott Primary School?
ELSA Support is a website which provides downloadable resources that support the teaching of emotional literacy or emotional intelligence by ELSA’s. An ELSA in a school is an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. There is a recognised ELSA training course aimed specifically at Teaching Assistants in schools. Examples of things covered on the course are social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories and therapeutic stories, anger management, self-esteem, counselling skills such as solution focus and friendship.
A lot of the resources on this website are perfectly suitable for all teaching professionals to use and there is also a parent section with resources suitable for parents to use. The interventions are ready to go, all you need to do is print them out and deliver the lessons, they do work.
Many of these activities have formed part of the daily Rainbow Hour in school.
Coronavirus support provides free resources for teaching staff and parents to help children cope with the current viral outbreak.
Please see a few below examples of the resources available on the ELSA website www.elsa-support.co.uk