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ELSA Activities

What is ELSA?

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. ELSAs have regular professional supervision from educational psychologists to help them in their work.


ELSAs help children and young people learn to understand their emotions and respect the feelings of those around them. They provide the time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and how they manage them


At Beacon Hill Community School

At Beacon Hill School we feel that is important to support our children emotional development as well as focusing on their academic progress. We are very lucky to have two staff members as trained ELSAs who regularly offer support to children across the school.


In this time of increased challenge for all, the importance of ELSA support is key to successfully supporting our children through the period of heightened anxiety. 


Below you will find a series of different activities that can be used both at home and in school to support your child's emotional well being. 

Raising your concerns during COVID-19 school closures

If you are worried about your child and feel as though you would like some additional support, then please get in contact with the office who will forward your email onto the most relevant member of the team.