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What is an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)?

An ELSA is a specialist teaching assistant with a wealth of experience in working with children. ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by the Educational Psychologists in your Local Education Authority. An ELSA is a warm and caring person who wants to help your child feel happy in school and reach their potential educationally. Their aim is to remove the barriers to learning and to have happy children in school and at home.


ELSA's can help with:

  • Loss and bereavement
  • Self - esteem
  • Social Skills
  • Emotions
  • Friendship issues
  • Relationships
  • Anger management
  • Behaviour
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Conflict
  • Relaxation techniques