ELSAs are student support staff who have received specific additional training from educational psychologists, from whom they receive on-going supervision following training. Their role is to support young people in school to understand and regulate their own emotions, whilst also respecting the feelings of those around them. ELSA may also specifically support students with anger/stress management, loss and separation, self-esteem and friendship skills.


ELSA will offer support to the students individually. A limited number of students will be referred by teachers, by themselves or through a student’s EHCP and a waiting list is created once capacity is reached. Students will be encouraged to engage in a 1 to 1, half an hour session for between 6 and 12 weeks per year.