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ELSA  supporting social and emotional aspects  for  Learning.  In a nutshell this really means that if a child arrives at school happy and calm, they will be in a better frame of mind to learn.  If they are distressed for any reason they will have too much on their mind and not be able to focus in the classroom.

The ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) intervention is designed to support the emotional needs of our pupils. We have trained teaching assistants who develop and deliver individualised support programmes to meet the emotional needs of children in their care. We recognise that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed. This intervention is now widely implemented by educational psychologists across Britain.


Rainbow Room

There are several different groups running each week with children from all age groups.  Sometimes the children have difficulty managing in large classes for many different reasons.  They may be a little shy and lack confidence or they may be lively and a bit loud.  The aims of the groups are to teach the children skills they need to succeed and achieve in school and to provide a positive environment where children feel valued and respected.  It is a calm and safe place where children can have fun, make friends and try new things.

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