ELSAs are emotional literacy support assistants. They are teaching assistants who have had special training from educational psychologists to support the emotional development of children and young people in school.The pandemic has hugely increased the need for ELSA here at East Brent First School Academy, support for a lot of our students, they have gone from having 2 children requiring it to 13 now in a school of only 74 children.
ELSA sessions are designed to be 1:1 sessions and should be in a room/location where the child and the ELSA are not disturbd at all. This has not been possible meaning the children are unable to fully relax and open up about their worries, the summerhouse kindly donated by B&Q will enable these children to get the quiet talking time they so desperately need - now is time to make it as cosy mfortable and welcoming space as possible.
We were very excited to be able to donate large bean bag cushions, chairs, throws, cushions, colouring pencil, soft teddies etc...🧸