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ELSA/ELTA

Emotional Support:

We have two trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA’s) who provide individual support for children who need it in relation to understanding and managing their emotions. We also provide 1 day a week of Emotional Literacy Through the Arts (ELTA) support. This approach uses art mediums to explore and develop understanding of emotions. The ELTA support is funded by FOSDA.

Both ELSA and ELTA support will be provided for individual children who have an identified need on a weekly basis for a short period of time, usually a term. Targets are identified with the child’s class teacher and parents, if appropriate, and worked on during these sessions. Children are also supported to implement any strategies identified in the sessions or use their developing understanding in classroom situations during this period.

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