Update from the Educational Psychology team: Emotional Literacy Support Assistants project success
Eighteen months ago, the EP team implemented a project to support children and young people’s social and emotional well-being in school. A launch event was held for the Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA) project in March 2019; senior leadership teams from primary schools across Wirral attended this event and the level of interest was overwhelming.
Thirty-seven primary schools in Wirral have participated in the ELSA project; this involved support staff attending 6 full-day training events and five supervision sessions facilitated by the Educational Psychology Team.
As a team, we have been inspired by the levels of creativity and commitment of the ELSAs. The success stories shared in supervision are evidence of the positive impact that Wirral’s ELSAs are having on children and young people’s well-being. ELSAs will continue their excellent work in schools in September, with continued clinical supervision from the EP team. Congratulations to our forty-eight fully accredited ELSAs- you know who you are!
Melissa and Rachael (ELSA project leads), on behalf of the EP team